Although leadership theories have evolved to reflect changing social contexts, they remain silent on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice. Diversity and Leadership offers a new paradigm for examining leadership by bringing together two domains-research on leadership and research on diversity-to challenge existing notions of leadership and move toward a diverse and global view of society and its institutions. This compelling book delivers an approach to leadership that is inclusive, promotes access for diverse leaders, and addresses barriers that narrowly confine our perceptions and expectations of leaders. Redefining leadership as global and diverse, the authors impart new understanding of who our leaders are, the process of communication, exchange between leaders and their members, criteria for selecting, training, and evaluating leaders in the 21st century, and the organizational and societal contexts in which leadership is exercised.

Paradigms for Diversity Leadership

Paradigms for diversity leadership

Notable Quotes: “Other” Views of Leadership

Lao Tzu, Confucian scholar on leadership: “A leader is most effective when people barely know he exists. When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, his troops will feel they did it themselves.”

Native American Indian male leader about his leadership: “… And so I always believe the doors will open where I am supposed to be, in the path that the creator set for me.”

Native Hawaiian female leader on our direction for leadership: “As we connect with our ancestors to make change for future generations, our past is before us!”

Black woman leader on her being outspoken: “I’m too outspoken, I’m too loud, I’m too Black, and that’s not how we do ...

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