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.

United Kingdom: Dis-United Kingdom? Leadership at a Crossroads

United Kingdom: Dis-United Kingdom? Leadership at a Crossroads

Richard Bolden: Professor of Leadership and Management, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Morgen Witzel: Fellow at the Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter, UK

The essence of leadership in the UK

The United Kingdom (UK) is an English-speaking nation in North-West Europe, comprised of four countries – the mainland nations of England, Scotland and Wales (collectively called ‘Great’ Britain) and Northern Ireland (which was formed in 1921 by an Act of the British Parliament that split the nation of Ireland into two). In June 2015, the overall UK population was estimated at 65.1 million, of which 54.8m lived in England, 5.4m in Scotland, 3.1m in Wales and ...

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