Leadership Makes the Difference but Leaders Matter

Leadership Theories and Practices for the 21st Century

by Goski Alabi PhD


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/27/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781665531788
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 384
ISBN : 9781665531795

About the Book

Prof. Dr. Dr. Mrs. Goski Alabi, welcomes you to the world of “LEADERSHIP FOR A DIFFERENCE”, where our thoughts about leadership are challenge to create an effective and practical view about what leadership is and what it is not and how we can use leadership to create and deliver value for both the individual and common good in the fast-paced 21st Century. The aim of this book is to question our held assumptions about leadership and how these assumptions influence our actions and inactions as well as how those assumptions contribute to the quality of life of our lives and environment. It draws stricken differences between the concept of leader and leadership and argues that though leaders matter, leadership makes the difference in bringing about necessary and constructive changes. which is the ultimate aim of leadership It provides some practical steps to how leadership can be enacted to create and deliver values that can bring about the desired necessary and constructive changes. It examines and explores how our vision can be widened to see beyond the limits of our current status, resources, relationships, cultures and geographical boundaries in our attempt to develop abilities for impact and global fluency. It presents theories, arguments and cases supporting the differences between leader, leading and leadership and argue that though Leaders matter, Leadership makes the differences. Are you driven to lead or Driven to Leadership? It is organized in for sections, Personal Leadership, Team Leadership, Organizational Leadership and Strategic Leadership. Explore the thoughts and cases this leadership compendium. concepts Leadership with me. The book addresses the following outcomes. • Set the stage for analyzing why Leaders matter but Leadership make the difference, using appropriate cases with a focus on Africa. • Examines the various concepts of leadership and their application in modern leadership practices • Examine how the key elements and factors of leadership influence the leadership process and outcomes • Discuss the various levels of leadership • Discuss the Roles and Responsibilities of a Leader • Explain the difference between leadership and Management • Analyse the various theories of leadership • Discuss the contextual factors to consider in choosing a leader for a given context • Identify what Decision Making Models to apply in a given situation • Identify the various Leadership Styles appropriate in a given context • Advice an organization on the appropriate leadership initiative or style needed. • Develop Effective Leadership Competencies to be successful


About the Author

Prof. Dr. Dr. Mrs. Goski Alabi is an academic, practitioner and an accomplished entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in Academia, Consultancy and Regulation. She combines and brings her experiences from the regulatory field, industry, consultancy and academia as well as her experiences on several public, private and international boards and committees to a compendium of leadership theories and cases. Prof. Goski has a double Doctorate (PhD and DBA) in Business Administration, a Food Scientist and a Chemist by Training with an MPhil in Food Science, a BSc. in Chemistry, a Diploma in Education and a Chartered Quality Professional with the highest professional accolade CQP from the Charted Quality Institute, UK, backed by a decade and Half of experience in Academia and Consultancy. She is the founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies in the University of Professional Studies Accra. Starting from zero to about 1000 students in five years in 9 distinct graduate programmes. Prof. Goski is an Associate Professor of Management and Leadership with vigoruos involvement in international policy and standards development, four times National Delegate to the World Health Assembly, three times Codex Alimentarious Committess, and several ISO technical Committees. Prof. Goski was also a framework consultant to the EU-COLEACP as a Service Provider for Good Company Practices on the Pesticides Initiative Program (PIP) working with Fruits and Vegetable exporters in Ghana and is a certified Member of the Europe – Africa- Caribbean Liaison Committee (COLEACP) Inter Professional Association. Goski’s areas of research focus are higher education management, leadership and governance as well as Entrepreneurship Education. Goski is married with two children.