Chapter 5

The Islamic Perspective on Leadership

Leadership is a much researched topic in the western/contemporary school. From charismatic, transactional, transformational, and servant leadership theories, which were the most extensively discussed, the focus has now moved to the ethical and moral dimension of leadership.13 Hunt and Conger assert that the range of new leadership conceptions is quite abroad. In the western/contemporary school of thought, leadership is big on the agenda.4 In addition to leadership principles emerging and hailed by top corporations, many leadership gurus are publishing both in leading journals and authoring full texts on the subject.

There are a wide variety of theoretical constructs around the concept, which generally ...

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