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Can Leadership Models Guide Businesses through the Challenges they are Facing in Southern Africa?
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Can Leadership Models Guide Businesses through the Challenges they are Facing in Southern Africa?

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(20. Februar 2019)

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When thinking about Sub-Saharan Africa we often only think about its challenges. Spanning 54 sovereign countries, trading and travelling within Africa is cumbersome and costly. However, there are huge opportunities for businesses at the same time. The rising population – by 2025, it is estimated that 1 in 5 persons of the world population will be African – and the subsequent need for increased infrastructure due to trends such as urbanization will create new business opportunities. For example the rise in demand for power is one of these opportunities. In 2015 a person in Sub-Saharan Africa (excl. South Africa) consumed only about 3% of the energy that a person in Spain consumed that year. The demand for power in this region is set to increase significantly in the future.

Leadership models can support businesses to navigate through Africa’s challenging environment, which is complex, ambiguous and uncertain. Leadership models, however, need to take culture into consideration in order to be effective. African culture differs significantly from “Western” culture. On the Hofstede 6-D model Germany, for example, scores 67 in the dimension on individualism while a country like Mozambique scores 15. This drives behaviours that leadership needs to recognize and work with.

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Sub-Saharan Perspectives on Transcultural Leadership
Josef Wieland, Julika Baumann Montecinos (eds.):
Sub-Saharan Perspectives on Transcultural Leadership
the author
Andrea Nono
Andrea Nono

is the Managing Director of MTU Africa (Pty) Ltd – a South Africa based entity responsible for Rolls-Royce Power System’s business in over 30 countries within Sub-Saharan Africa. Nono has over 18 years of experience in the industry. She lived and worked in Germany and the USA before she moved to Africa. She holds an MBA from the Eastern Michigan University, USA and is a member of the Institute of Directors, South Africa.