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.

Germany: German Leadership: A Dialectical Approach

Germany: German Leadership: A Dialectical Approach

Germany: German Leadership: A Dialectical Approach

Claudia Nagel: Managing Partner, Nagel & Company GmbH, Germany, and Visiting Professor at Hull University Business School, UK

The Essence of Leadership

In Germany, the topic of leadership is a difficult one because it is historically burdened. In German companies, leadership is most often talked about by using terms such as ‘senior leaders’ and ‘leadership principles’. It is becoming more and more common that English-language terminology is used, but not for reasons of increasing internationalization or globalization. Due to Germany’s history, the shame felt about what transpired, during World War II the still existing dismay and the deep moral rejection of what occurred continue to lead to – consciously and unconsciously – the avoidance ...

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