Spirit of African Leadership (PDF E-book)

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  • Book
  • Region: Africa
  • 273 pages
  • Knowledge Resources
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In The Spirit of African Leadership, Professor Lovemore Mbigi investigates the wealth of leadership knowledge that Africa has to share.

Building on a culture with centuries of indigenous knowledge, Professor Mbigi develops coherent and practical leadership frameworks and principles that will assist leaders to nurture the emotional, spiritual, and cultural resources of their organizations.
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INTRODUCTION v

The nature of indigenous African knowledge vii
Understanding our past viii
Personal encounters with indigenous knowledge ix
Harnessing indigenous African knowledge xv

ABOUT THE AUTHOR xix

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xxi

CHAPTER 1: CULTURE, LEADERSHIP
AND TRANSFORMATION

The need for cultural stewards and leaders
Forging an African identity
The need to develop African cultural strategies
The three pillars of culture
Managing the three levels of change
Leadership and ubuntu
Conclusion

CHAPTER 2: THE NATURE OF INDIGENOUS
AFRICAN KNOWLEDGE

The tacit nature of indigenous African knowledge
Lessons to be learned from African collective learning
systems
Collective multi-skilling and capacity building
Knowledge creation and development
Conclusion
CHAPTER 3: THE ART OF INDIGENOUS AFRICAN
KNOWLEDGE CREATION

The importance of African oral traditions
Storytelling in indigenous African culture
Five types of stories
The nature of music and dance
Conclusion

CHAPTER 4: THE AFRICAN PHILOSOPHY OF
UBUNTU

The philosophy of ubuntu
Conclusion

CHAPTER 5: A CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN
CULTURAL IDENTITY AND CIVILISATION

Status and the family
Community orientation
Hospitality orientation
Democracy in indigenous African cultures
Conclusion

CHAPTER 6: AFRICAN NATURE SPIRIT
RELIGIONS

The power and influence of the spirit world
The African Spirit Hierarchy
The African Nature Spirit Religions and leadership
Music and dancing in African Nature Spirit
Religions
Legal traditions, society and religion
Conclusion

CHAPTER 7: A CONSCIOUSNESS
BASEDEDUCATIONAL (CBE) MODEL FOR
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
The Consciousness Based Educational (CBE)
model
Conclusion
CHAPTER 8: AN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT
PERSPECTIVE

A historical perspective on development
The significance of culture in development
An African development pathway
An African perspective on development
Conclusion

CHAPTER 9: THE SPIRIT OF THE AFRICAN
RENAISSANCE

A time scale for the African Renaissance
The African Economic Renaissance
The African Knowledge Renaissance
The African Governance Renaissance
The African Business Renaissance
Conclusion

CONCLUSION: THE SPIRIT OF AFRICAN
LEADERSHIP

Cultural paradigms in leadership
Overview of the global diversity for leadership
excellence
The African leadership paradigm
Overview of African leadership theories
Conclusion

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES AND RECOMMENDED
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