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Title:Leadership models and theories: implications for governance in Nigeria
Author:Adebayo, Akanmu G.ISNI
Periodical:Review of leadership in Africa (RoLA)
Geographic terms:Africa
Abstract:Leadership models and theories so far have been Western in their development, testing and orientation. Yet Africanists have a lot to contribute to leadership studies. The author discusses leadership theories and models, the leadership imperatives and challenges for Africa in the 21st century, and the implications for governance in Nigeria. Amongst the challenges are globalization, fast and frequent changes, dictatorship, misrule, economic crises dating from the 20th century, and the changing conceptions of leadership. Where once leadership was seen as a question of dominating and commanding followers, and leadership development focused on the power of the leader, the new model of leadership sees leadership in terms of reciprocal relations between leaders and the people they lead, and leadership development is focused on group interaction. Africa's leadership crisis is critical, especially so in Nigeria. Recommendations to change this situation conclude the article. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]