A critical, global counterpoint to more western-centric that will appeal to critical leadership scholars, those teaching leadership from a critical perspective and those teaching leadership with an international focus. Split into two parts; its first part presents the local and regional variations in leadership from across the globe, with each of the twenty individual authors presenting the histories, cultures, tensions and social changes that shape the practice of everyday leadership in their respective region. Regions and countries included are: the Arab Middle East, Argentina, ASEAN, Australia, Brazil, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia, South Africa, Turkey, UK, USA. In the second part, the editors then critically analyses these chapters and identify the key themes and specific issues, enabling the reader to challenge their own leadership perceptions and move beyond the normative, uncritical approach to leadership. Suitable reading for leadership students, researchers and practitioners looking to enhance their knowledge of global leadership.

Unravelling Leadership: Introduction to Analysis and Methodology

Unravelling Leadership: Introduction to Analysis and Methodology
Simon Western

Introduction to Part Two

Part One of this book offered rich and diverse accounts of how leadership has emerged through specific national and regional contexts, revealing how historical, social and cultural contexts inform how leadership is conceptualized and practised today. In editing this book, our guidelines to authors (see Appendix) gave them the task to ‘unravel leadership’ by offering insights, examples and explanations as to why leadership in their country/region is textured, how it has a particular essence, flavour and way-of-being perceived and enacted. We invited authors to reflect on the tensions between global and local forces that shape leadership practices (which include followership expectations) and ...

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