Chapter 1: Prologue to the Research Handbook of Global Leadership: Making a Difference
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The Research Handbook of Global Leadership: Making a Difference came into existence as a book project in Limerick, Ireland where serendipitously two happenings occurred on the same sunny day. One was that Ms Francine O’Sullivan, publisher at Edward Elgar Publishing, inquired whether I was interested in editing a research handbook of global leadership. I was. And two, Professor Nakiye Boyacigiller in her keynote speech mentioned how the move from the United States to Turkey had made her reflect and focus on the importance of making a dif¬ference. The keynote brought vivid memories of my own father to mind. How he had, when he worked and we lived in Africa, Asia and Europe, spoken to me, as I grew up, about leadership, and about what was the most important: “it is what you do and how you act in everyday life that matters”. Like generations of family members before him, he would emphasize how a leader should be a role model. Always. And in so doing trying to make a difference to the people around themselves. These remembrances resulted in this book project on global lead¬ership taking on a personal, additional important role – that of making a difference as a leader.

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