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.

Outsider-Leadership: In Search of Lack

Outsider-Leadership: In Search of Lack

Outsider-Leadership: In Search of Lack
Simon Western

Introduction: ‘Minding the gap’ to reveal emergent leadership

The previous chapter analysed the regional chapters for insider-leadership and now this chapter aims to ‘mind the gap’, that is, to identify leadership approaches that are found in the gaps that appear in the dominant leadership literature. The outsider-leadership themes inform and influence the way leadership is practised, usually in a way that goes unnoticed because they are outside of the normative leadership thinking, remnants left over from the previous discourse analysis. The aim is to reveal historically and culturally informed leadership themes and approaches found locally and which are specific to particular regions. These outsider-leadership influences are often unseen, hidden or ...

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