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African Governance Structure: Institutionalizing Servant Leadership Behaviour

  • Okechukwu Ethelbert Amah
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Abstract

The African continent does not need isolated cases of servant leaders but the development of a pipeline of servant leaders such that as one servant leader is vacating office, another servant leader is taking over to continue the process of nation building. This is the only way to bring about the sustainable development expected in the new face of globalisation. To institutionalise this process, however, certain foundational changes must be made in the governance structure of African nations. Since the citizens have developed apathy toward nation building, they must be energised so they see nation building as a necessary pursuit. The chapter discusses the needed changes to be made so as to build the pipeline of servant leaders. The experiences of successful activists in and outside the continent were leveraged in recommending how the changes should be made and how servant leadership can be institutionalised.

Keywords

Institutionalising Servant leadership Development in Africa 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Okechukwu Ethelbert Amah
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  1. 1.Lagos Business SchoolPan-Atlantic UniversityLagosNigeria

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