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Leading with Spirit, Presence, and Authenticity: A Volume in the International Leadership Association Series, Building Leadership Bridges by John Eric Baugher, Kathryn Goldman Schuyler, Lena Lid-Falkman, Karin Jironet

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Chapter SevenLeadership Values in Africa and Implications for Online Learning Communities

Sylvia van de Bunt-Kokhuis, Hellicy C. Ngambia

This chapter examines and compares servant-leadership with African leadership as it is grounded in Ubuntu philosophy and RARE (responsible, accountable, relevant, ethical) leadership. We explore how these values support community building and commitment to the growth of others. We discuss the history of servant-leadership in a twenty-first-century digital age perspective, examining how it can be useful in Africa, given the needs for empowerment, motivation, and nurturance that we perceive among African online learners, understanding, finally, that the values of traditional African Ubuntu communities can inspire ...

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