Most of the research into what constitutes effective leadership emanates from the United States and is not very useful in an African context. Africa is a continent of extraordinary cultural, geographic, economic and political diversity, featuring largely emerging economies and rapid political, economic and social development. This book seeks to set leadership theory in the African context. It recognises that strong leadership among African leaders should take into account typical African circumstances, values and beliefs. The text, designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership and management, provides practical, real-life examples, exercises and case studies, and is best suited to courses that emphasise application. It can also be used by people in business to improve their leadership skills within an African context.