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Leadership in a Globalized World

Complexity, Dynamics and Risks


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Frannie Léautier
    Pages 1-23
  3. Frannie Léautier
    Pages 24-53
  4. Frannie Léautier
    Pages 54-82
  5. Frannie Léautier
    Pages 83-125
  6. Frannie Léautier
    Pages 126-176
  7. Frannie Léautier
    Pages 177-207
  8. Frannie Léautier
    Pages 208-266
  9. Frannie Léautier
    Pages 267-271
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 272-306

About this book


This book investigates key issues facing leaders in increasingly complex decision-making environments as a result of globalization. It presents a synthesis and interpretation of academic research in multiple disciplines and integrates it into a practical approach that is readily useable by leaders in government, corporations, and civil society.


Leadership globalization risk complexity transformation Africa tectonic shifts patterns of change governance crisis management development economics management infrastructure decision-making learning learning from failure capacity globalized world local leadership Governance risk management

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Mkoba Private Equity FundTanzania

About the authors

Frannie Léautier is Managing Partner of Mkoba Fund and Distinguished Professor at Sciences Po in Paris, France. Previously she was Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation and Vice President at the World Bank. Author of several books, including Cities in a Globalizing World: Governance, Performance, and Sustainability (2006), she serves prestigious boards, is one of 100 most influential people in Africa, and holds the title of Queen of Development.

Bibliographic information

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"Leadership in a Globalised World adopts a rich interdisciplinary approach to the challenges of leadership in the uncertain, complex world of the 21st century. The book combines a rich analytical framework, drawing especially on Drucker, with intriguing case study material. Not everyone will agree with all the arguments but this is nonetheless essential reading for policymakers, practitioners, and national and local leaders." - Arkebe Oqubay, Minister, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Former Mayor of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

"Frannie Leautier provides an updated theoretical review and insights from personal research and experiences on coping with the challenges arising from rapid, complex, and unpredictable changes in our time. This book is an essential read for politicians, public sector officials, and corporate leaders in both developed and developing countries." - Justin Yifu Lin, Former Chief Economist, the World Bank Honorary Dean, National School of Development, Peking University, China

"The approach of the book to learn from experiences from real life is warmly welcome. The target groups for the book are both academics and practitioners. As the author writes, too often policy-makers (and also top civil servants) are ill equipped to identify major changes taking place all around the world. I highly recommend using the book as a background reader in management training; this is the textbook of the 21st century." - Anneli Temmes, Managing Director, Finnish Institute of Public Management, Finland

"Leadership in a Globalized World is an enlightening read. The author has crafted a very effective pedagogical approach to decision making under complex, dynamic and risky conditions. It is rich with practical examples, which cover a full array of countries and sectors." - Otaviano Canuto, former Vice-President at both World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank