Vol. 2, Issue 9 (2016)
African leadership behaviour the “Catalyst” to homegrown economy
Author(s): Mabwe Notion
Abstract: This paper aimed at highlighting the influence behaviour of African leadership has in the growth of home economy. The paper also examined encouraging challenges that African leadership behaviour pose to the growth of economy. These challenges invited innovative indigenous thoughts that brought about new knowledge towards the economic growth. The Ubuntuism as behaviour is an important value of African culture that can form the basis of a management truly congruent with the peoples of Africa. Accordingly, Ubuntu implies a leadership approach emphasizing teamwork, attention to relationships, mutual respect and empathy between leader and followers, and participative decision-making. The paper employed both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and data was collected through structured and unstructured questionnaires. The findings will go a long way in encouraging better African leadership behaviour for positive economic growth through effective and innovative business strategies.