Leadership development process maturity: An Afrocentric versus Eurocentric perspective

SA Journal of Human Resource Management


 
 
Field Value
 
Title Leadership development process maturity: An Afrocentric versus Eurocentric perspective
 
Creator van der Westhuizen, Hendrik C. Hewitt, Lia M.M.
 
Subject — leadership development; process; maturity areas; Southern Africa; Afrocentric; Eurocentric
Description Orientation: Organisations continuously find it a challenge to focus on the right areas that would result in successful and effective leadership development. This article reports on a comprehensive study to identify the leadership development process maturity areas fit for Southern Africa.Research purpose: This article aims to identify and report on Eurocentric and Afrocentric leadership development process maturity areas and assess how these are similar or different.Motivation for the study: This study was conducted to help enhance the understanding of which Eurocentric and Afrocentric leadership development areas, organisations, especially in Southern Africa, need to focus on in support of a mature leadership development process.Research approach: A qualitative, deductive approach was adopted, which included an extensive, in-depth literature review, followed by in-depth, semi-structured interviews with Southern African leadership development expert panel members.Main findings: A complementary, inclusive and comprehensive list of 125 leadership development process maturity areas was developed within the Southern African context, which could be used by leadership development practitioners as a guide to focus their resources and leadership development efforts. It also functions as a new foundation for future leadership development research.Practical implications: Southern African organisations should focus more on what works in this geographical context to ensure that focused leadership development interventions are implemented, resulting in a higher return on leadership development investment.Contribution and value-added: This article contributes to the leadership development body of knowledge, specifically relating to the maturity of this process within the Southern African context.
 
Publisher AOSIS
 
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Date 2021-04-19
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/sajhrm.v19i0.1495
 
Source SA Journal of Human Resource Management; Vol 19 (2021); 10 pages 2071-078X 1683-7584
 
Language eng
 
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