n Journal of Public Administration - Afrocentric versus Eurocentric leadership : towards an appropriate style for organizational effectiveness
|Article Title||Afrocentric versus Eurocentric leadership : towards an appropriate style for organizational effectiveness|
|© Publisher:||South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM)|
|Journal||Journal of Public Administration|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu Natal and 2 University of KwaZulu Natal|
|Publication Date||Jun 2007|
|Pages||149 - 159|
The article essentially explores two leadership styles, namely Afrocentric and Eurocentric. The Western or Eurocentric style of leadership places emphasis on the individualist ideology, whereas the African or afrocentric style is collectivist in nature, underpinned by humanism - ubuntu. The article examines the good practices and lessons in both the leadership styles, and proposes a suitable leadership style for organizational effectiveness.
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