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PROMOTING OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: NEW CHALLENGES FOR AN EMERGING DEMOCRACY AND INCLUSIVENESS IN AFRICA.

Awe, Kayode Obafemi and Ajulor, Olusegun (2012) PROMOTING OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: NEW CHALLENGES FOR AN EMERGING DEMOCRACY AND INCLUSIVENESS IN AFRICA. Social Science and Law Journal of Policy Review and Development Strategies, 2 (2). pp. 56-64. ISSN 2315-6627

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Abstract

Leadership has become an intellectual issue, a socio-political, cultural and economic development challenge in Africa. This is because of what Africa countries and economies have missed in terms of the emergence, practice and benefits derivable from outstanding leadership qualities expected from African leaders and elites for a rigorous and effectively driven implementation of sustainable political-economic, national, and millennium development. The paper examines the urgent need for the promotion of truly outstanding leadership qualities among African leaders at all levels for overcoming the challenges of emerging democracy, inclusion and sustainable development in Africa. Relevant literature on conceptual and theoretical frameworks on outstanding leadership qualities, the standard form of Western democracy autochthonous, the kind of democracy Africa needs, sustainable development practices in Africa in general and Nigeria in particular. The findings reveal that the persistent dearth and failure of leadership qualities among African political and elitist leaders. As regards policy implications the emergence of outstanding leidership qualities among these leaders constitutes the best practices approach in overcoming impedrments to cost beneficial, democratic systems, the practice of good governance for the required masses oriented, empowerment, inclusive democratic systems and sustainable development for African Countries.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership qualities, democracy, governance, inclusiveness and sustainable development, African economies.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Management
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2018 07:56
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2018 07:56
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/10640

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