The African Way: The Power of Interactive Leadership

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Zebra, 2007 - Business & Economics - 159 pages
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This is an original, enlightening, hands-on guide to leadership in South Africa. It explains the problems that lead to a breakdown in communication between different cultural groups in business and interpersonal relationships. In the process, it debunks some myths that are still clearly entrenched in South African society. The book then gives step-by-step guidelines on how to implement interactive leadership, and outlines simple but powerful approaches to dealing with the most common leadership problems.

It is not just aimed at the business community, but at anyone wishing to gain a deeper understanding of and unique perspective on life in a multicultural society. The African Way deals with real-life practicalities of managing transformation, culture and diversity, and will give readers a deeper insight into, and understanding of, African culture and ways of thinking.
  

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Contents

From whence we come
3
A brief history
17
Traditional philosophy of South Africas people
25
The warriors
31
Movers and Takers
47
What we can become
89
The path to democracy and sharing
101
Accountability to self
113
Accountability to each other
123
Dealing with problems
135
Interactive leadership unravelled
147
References
153
About the Vulindlela Network
159
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MIKE BOON is the CEO of the Vulindlela Network, which specializes in organizational transformation and growth. He is a former CEO of Group Africa, which operated in 25 countries worldwide, with several thousand employees. He is a board member of the Moral Regeneration Movement of South Africa, the Valued Citizens Trust and Eco-Access. As a successful author, adventurer and visionary, his counsel is sought by private enterprise and government. He was used in the Amalgamation of Armed Forces after 1994 and is currently national facilitator of South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID). In 2002 he became the first person to paddle the length of the Zambezi River from source to sea, solo and unsupported.

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