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Ann Dinan - Ubuntu Leadership
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  • 1. Ubuntu Leadership: Leadership for Positive ChangeBarrett Values Based LeadershipConferenceCape Town, South AfricaSeptember 19, 2012Ann Dinan,The DeeperLeadership Institute
  • 2. Ubuntu Defined Ubuntu – “a person is a person through other persons” (I am because you are). Humanistic philosophy which developed over hundreds of years in traditional African Culture. Ubuntu, expresses a basic respect and compassion for others; represents personhood, humanity, humaneness, and morality. Shutte (1993) states that Ubuntu is encapsulated in our relationship with and treatment of others. Louw (1997) “individuals only exist in their relationships with others, and as these relationships change, so do the characters of the individual.” Van Binsbergen (2001) states, “Ubuntu’s transformative processes are intended to restore, initiate, and bring about social changes in non-violent or non-threatening ways.”
  • 3. Ubuntu Leadership Ubuntu Leadership Model – a revolutionary model that offers a way of being, perceiving and acting in the world. This model maintains the importance of facilitating society’s evolution toward economic, social, and environmental sustainability through collaboration amongst all three sectors.
  • 4. Leadership Model The underlying way of being is expressed through compassion, reciprocity, dignity, humanity and mutuality in the interest of building and maintaining communities of justice and caring. Self Awareness Self-Mastery Relational Awareness Relational Mastery Attitudes, Behaviors, Thoughts, and Actions that supports a more humanistic, world.
  • 5. Hybrid Model of Leadership  The model we are proposing takes many of the tenets of Ubuntu but is not strictly “loyal” to the African definition. We believe this model has universal application.
  • 6. Model Framework  The framework draws on systems theory, relational theory, as well as concepts from servant leadership, transformational leadership, appreciative inquiry, & conflict resolution to name a few.
  • 7. Application of UbuntuLeadership Model SmallGroup Case Studies
  • 8. Question andAnswer/Dialogue Session

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