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By Jacob U. Gordon

ISBN-10: 0313313962

ISBN-13: 9780313313967

This booklet provides a finished evaluation of Black management in each element of yank existence, together with hobbies for social justice, schooling, enterprise, and politics. within the quest for human rights and social development, African-American leaders have emerged to guide the struggle to beat racial and financial obstacles. This fight has prompted the workout of Black management in lots of different parts and the writer makes use of an interdisciplinary method of exhibit the adjustments, continuities, and diversity of African-American ways to potent management. The ebook additionally indicates a theoretical framework for destiny learn at the effect of Black management in the US. quite a lot of matters are thought of during this quantity, starting with the definition of management and the idea that of Black management. Gordon then considers striking examples of Black management in modern the US in numerous fields. students and scholars in historical past, political technology, and ethnic experiences will locate this an immense source for knowing Black management and its influence on American existence.

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These aspects of the black "subculture," together with the reality of continued racial oppression, powerlessness, and economic deprivation, give rise to a series of characteristics identified by Holden (1973) as creating a culture adverse to effective leadership, because it results in very high demands on the leadership but relatively low support. These cultural characteristics take the form of class tensions, manifested in the ritualistic condemnation of black leaders as "Uncle Toms" or "sell-outs" who have lost touch with the masses.

Fundamental to these concepts is an understanding of two basic characteristics of human nature: the rational tendency and the emotional need. Individuals and social groups require structure and a sense of order for the achievement of goals, and also demand to be treated with concern and respect. These two factors are critical to an understanding of why some leaders are effective while others make the effort but fail. A leader must balance attention to personal feelings against the need for achievement of individual and group tasks.

Defining Black Leadership 11 Brown was described as a "first" in many of his endeavors, a talented bridge builder, a mover and shaker, a confident man with a can-do spirit, a role model, a visionary who was passionate, determined, accomplished, and charismatic. He was credited in his latest, and last, job as having won more foreign business for America than anyone else before him. " Yet, in all of this high praise, seldom was the word leader used in reference to Brown by male or female writers, neither by African-American nor by other racial and ethnic sources.

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