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Peter Carlos OkanteyCentral University College, Miotso, Ghana


The concept of corporate leadership has not received much attention in most African countries. Several proposals, initiatives, ideas, and training programs have been introduced to the continent to help bridge the gap between poor leadership practices and effective leadership. Yet many challenges still exist. The challenge of developing efficient leadership persists regardless of the progress being made in many parts of the continent. This begs the following questions: How can leaders of African institutions find lasting solutions to the challenge of leadership formation, development, and sustainability? What strategies can be used to identify individuals with the capacity to be trained to lead African countries and institutions to a desired future? Are there specific cultural and community values which can facilitate the African quest for leadership formation and development? Are there established African-based leadership philosophies that can assist in this search for and development of effective leaders? This paper seeks to answer the above questions and many more by providing bridges and pathways to some solutions that may assuage the deep-seated hunger for efficient leadership across African.

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