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.

Russia: Leadership in Russia: Between Hero and Victim

Russia: Leadership in Russia: Between Hero and Victim

Russia: Leadership in Russia: Between Hero and Victim

Ekaterina Belokoskova-Mikhaylova: President of the Psychoanalytic Association of Psychologists, Coaches and Consultants of Organizations (Russia), Supervisor and Training Analyst of European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, Member of ISPSO

Konstantin Korotov: Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Leadership Development Research at ESMT – European School of Management and Technology, Berlin, Germany

Irena Izotova: psychoanalytically oriented executive and leadership team coach, organizational consultant and lecturer, Higher School of Economics, Russia; Member of ISPSO, Member of Board, Association of Psychoanalytic Coaching and Business Consulting (Russia)


Leadership behaviours in Russian politics, businesses, education and other fields of life seem to have very similar foundational principles. This chapter presents Russian leadership within the context ...

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