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.

Arab Middle East: Diwan, Ummah and Wasta: The Pillars of Arab Leadership

Arab Middle East: Diwan, Ummah and Wasta: The Pillars of Arab Leadership

Arab Middle East: Diwan, Ummah and Wasta: The Pillars of Arab Leadership

David Weir: Professor of Intercultural Management at York St John University, UK and Chairman of Fourth Paradigm Consulting Ltd

This chapter is based on long years of attempting to study and understand what is distinctive and valuable in the approaches to leadership that exist in this region, and on a strong and evolving respect for its people and institutions. What is meritorious in the analysis undoubtedly derives from what I have learned over a very long period from students, friends and colleagues; what is mistaken may be ascribed to honest error.

Leadership in Arab Culture

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