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.

Australia: Leadership Identity in the Making

Australia: Leadership Identity in the Making

Susan Long: Director of Research and Scholarship, NIODA, Australia; Visiting Professor INSEAD, Singapore; Associate Melbourne Business School; organizational consultant in private practice

Jane Chapman: Anglican priest of the Diocese of Sydney, Australia; former organizational and marketing consultant

In this chapter, we examine current and historical perspectives on leadership in Australia and present some hypotheses about its nature within the identity of the nation. 1 As Australians, we naturally demonstrate some of the characteristics of the culture, which include individualism and an open and critical evaluation of our leaders, alongside pride in the achievements of the nation.

A Flavour From History

Australia is a country with a long history of Indigenous occupation and a more recent European ...

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