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.

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Ambiguities and Challenges of Leadership

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Ambiguities and Challenges of Leadership

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC): Ambiguities and Challenges of Leadership

Déo M. Nyamusenge: General Director of International Space Consulting (Abidjan, Ivory Coast) and African Leadership Alliance (Kinshasa, DRC)

Introduction: Framing DRC Leadership in a Historical and Sociopolitical Context

Approaching the study of leadership in DRC, we start with a brief portrait of the country. Located between the Atlantic Ocean, the Cabinda enclave and Congo-Brazzaville; Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania; Central Africa Republic and South Sudan; and Zambia and Angola, DRC is a big African country, extremely rich in natural resources which provokes neighbours’ aggressions. It has 97 million inhabitants (INS-RDC, 2015) distributed among 300 tribes, of whom 80% are Christians (Index Mundi, 2015). There are 477 ...

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