Leadership and Power in International Development: Navigating the Intersections of Gender, Culture, Context, and Sustainability

Randal Joy Thompson
Excellence, Equity and Empowerment, USA

Julia Storberg-Walker
George Washington University, USA

Product Details
24 Oct 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
368 pages - 152 x 229mm
Building Leadership Bridges
We live in an era of drastic changes in relationships between countries and of unprecedented responses to both old and emerging global challenges. Working alongside leaders in developing countries, leaders in international foreign aid and development organizations, non-governmental organizations, and private foundations and companies have driven dramatic changes in our approach to these challenges and to international development more generally. Yet little has been written from the perspective of the leaders telling their stories about leading and navigating the tangle of forces acting upon the course of international development. And even less is known about how leading in international development contexts should be modelled in a way that fosters the development of the next generation of leaders. 
Leadership and Power in International Development: Navigating the Intersections of Gender, Culture, Context, and Sustainability brings scholarship up-todate with practice, collecting the stories and reflections of twenty leaders from Africa, Asia, Europe, Canada, and the United States, many of whom have extensive experience leading within major international organizations. In clear, straightforward narratives, the contributors gathered here highlight their diverse experiences with context, culture, power, gender and sustainability, and they offer strategies and lessons learned derived from their own challenges and successes. Building on these narratives, the book offers a new model or framework for leading in international development contexts. 
Through an innovative practice to theory process, the first chapter of the book, written by co-editor Julia Storberg-Walker, provides an original analysis of the chapter narratives, and presents a framework for successfully leading international development projects in the 21st century. The framework can be used for designing leadership development programs as well as for future research in leading in international development contexts. Leadership and Power in International Development is essential reading for development leaders, practitioners, and scholars as they continue to confront the complexity of contemporary power-politics.
Preface; Randal Joy Thompson and Julia Storberg-Walker 
Overview: Part 1; Randal Joy Thompson  
Overview: Part 2; Anne Spear 
Chapter 1. Toward a Theory of Leading in International Development; Julia Storberg-Walker 
Part 1. Challenges in International Development Leadership Introduction; Randal Joy Thompson 
Chapter 2. Chronicles of a Humanitarian Worker; David Mashazhu-Makota 
Chapter 3. Leadership in International Development; Iyabo Obasanjo 
Chapter 4. Transforming Community Through Feminine Leadership; Éliane Ubalijoro 
Chapter 5. Embracing Modern Leadership amidst Cultural Traditions; Keba T. Modisane  
Part 2. Leadership for Women's Empowerment and Equity Introduction; Randal Joy Thompson 
Chapter 6. From Marginal to Mainstream: Leadership in Integrating Gender into Private Sector Development; Amanda Ellis 
Chapter 7. What about the Grassroots Leaders? A model for culturally appropriate leadership through empowering local women; Anne M. Spear 
Chapter 8. Leadership Through Empowerment; Nila Wardani and Kathryn B. Mangino 
Chapter 9. Leading with Girls; Ashley N. Lackovich-Van Gorp 
Part 3. Spirit-Filled Grassroots Leadership Introduction; Randal Joy Thompson 
Chapter 10. Holistic Community Development in Rwanda; Debby Thomas 
Chapter 11. Accompaniment: Facilitating Transformative Change in the World; Josh P. Armstrong 
Chapter 12. Leading Cross Culturally in a Faith-Based International Non-Government Organization; Gordon A. Zook 
Part 4. Leading Major Donor Assistance Projects Introduction; Randal Joy Thompson 
Chapter 13. In the Skin of a "Worldly" Female Doctor Manager; Nicole Rouvinez-Bouali 
Chapter 14. Passion, Risk, and Adventure in Developing my International Development Repertoire; Maria Beebe 
Chapter 15. An Educator’s Backward, Forward Zigzag Leadership Journey; Patricia McLaughlin 
Chapter 16. Leading the Recovery of Women and Children in Post-Ceausescu Romania; Randal Joy Thompson
Part 5. Leadership Lessons to Reflect On Introduction 
Chapter 17. Leadership Musings; Dick Daniels 
Chapter 18. Developing Global Resonance for Global Leadership; Kathleen Curran
RANDAL JOY THOMPSON is an International Development Professional, and she is the Founder and Principal of the consulting company Excellence, Equity, and Empowerment.  
JULIA STORBERG-WALKER is Associate Professor in the Executive Leadership Program of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University, and she is an Affiliate Faculty and Advisory Board Member at George Washington’s Global Women’s Institute.

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