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Diversity and Leadership

Diversity and Leadership

First Edition

September 2014 | 344 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Although leadership theories have evolved to reflect changing social contexts, they remain silent on issues of equity, diversity, and social justice. Diversity and Leadership offers a new paradigm for examining leadership by bringing together two domains—research on leadership and research on diversity—to challenge existing notions of leadership and move toward a diverse and global view of society and its institutions. This compelling book delivers an approach to leadership that is inclusive, promotes access for diverse leaders, and addresses barriers that narrowly confine our perceptions and expectations of leaders. Redefining leadership as global and diverse, the authors impart new understanding of who our leaders are, the process of communication, exchange between leaders and their members, criteria for selecting, training, and evaluating leaders in the 21st century, and the organizational and societal contexts in which leadership is exercised.

Culture and Leadership | Joseph Trimble | TEDxWWU  Watch here.

Chapter 1: Leadership for the 21st Century
Chapter 2: Diversity and Leadership
Chapter 3: Paradigms for Diversity Leadership
Chapter 4: Leader Identity
Chapter 5: Leadership Style
Chapter 6: Organizational Contexts
Chapter 7: Societal Contexts of Leadership
Chapter 8: Applications—Training Culturally Competent and Diverse Leaders
Chapter 9: Applications: Training Culturally Competent Organizations
Chapter 10: Developing a Paradigm of Diversity Leadership

"In this excellent book, Chin (Adelphi Univ.) and Trimble (Western Washington Univ.) argue that in light of the emergence of increasingly global and diverse societies, leadership theory must now include multiculturalism and leadership diversity.  The authors cover an impressive amount of social science research on both leadership theory and diversity theory, including recommendations for developing leadership diversity in various contexts and organizations."

R. F. White, College of Mount St. Joseph
CHOICE (April 2015)

Deep and detailed analysis of diversity which is clear and understandable for students.

Dr Gabriela Kormancová
Faculty of Economics, Matej Bel University
January 3, 2016

a good array of issues covered links into various areas of our core delivery good resource and easily digestible

Mrs Gillian Noble-Grey
Faculty of Health, University of Cumbria
June 29, 2015

Easy to read, provides recommodation on managerial strategies .

Mrs Petra Chipperfield
Department of Adult Nursing, City University
May 11, 2015

Although I like the book and wanted to use it, I decided to focus more on conflict management than leadership.

Dr Linda Jurczak
Communication Arts Dept, Valdosta State University
March 15, 2015

This book is an excellent easy to read production. It aligns well with students hoping to going into management and for those students who are already managers in social care in a diverse society

Miss Jacqueline White
Faculty of Health & Social Science, University of Bedfordshire
February 12, 2015

This book paralleled the topics and even the order that I currently use in my Leadership and Diversity graduate class class. I currently use a lot of original research articles but feel that the book complements the articles nicely and provides additional structure and legitimacy to the topics and order I use.

Dr Gina Matkin
Agri Leadership Ed Comm Dept, Univ Of Nebraska-Lincoln
November 6, 2014
Key features


  • Chapter-opening vignettes and case scenarios illustrate theoretical concepts with quotes from a diverse range of leaders to engage student interest.
  • A chapter on Training Culturally Competent and Diverse Leaders shows readers how cultural values, social identities, and contexts shape leadership style and behavior.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data for different leadership styles provides context for understanding the importance of inclusiveness and difference.
  • Coverage of diverse leadership styles and approaches helps readers to understand culturally different styles and their effectiveness.
  • End-of-chapter discussion questions promote dialogue to assist in the understanding of critical issues and dilemmas of leadership.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 2

Chapter 5

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