Leading an African Renaissance

Opportunities and Challenges

  • Kathleen Patterson
  • Bruce Winston

Part of the Palgrave Studies in African Leadership book series (PSAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Perspectives in Societal Movements: Change, Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Fortunes

  3. Perspectives of Crisis: Corruption, Ebola, and Exploitive Leadership

  4. Perspectives in Moving Forward: Holistic Leadership, Hope, Elders and Stories

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 189-198

About this book


This book looks at the challenges and possibilities facing leadership in Africa today by providing a rich history of the continent, the complexities the continent has experienced, and the great hope and encouragement that remains. It explores what African leadership is and the possible effects it has on leaders, followers, and organizations across the continent. While some maintain that leadership of and within Africa presents too many challenges, this book argues that Africa is ripe with potential and on the verge of an African Renaissance. This book looks beyond socioeconomic factors to explore different perspectives of leadership such as holistic, transformational, and servant leadership, as well as values and ethics.

Taking a philosophical and pragmatic approach, this edited collection provides insight from African-born leadership scholars to deliver a first-hand account of the challenges the continent faces. Their unique experiences and immersion in the African world pave the way for a revival of leadership through a lens of history, tradition, economics, societal, and leadership perspectives.


Holistic leadership transformational leadership servant leadership values ethics African Renaissance emerging economy economics international business NGOs

Editors and affiliations

  • Kathleen Patterson
    • 1
  • Bruce Winston
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Global LeadershipRegent UniversityVirginia BeachUSA
  2. 2.School of Business and LeadershipRegent UniversityVirginia BeachUSA

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