The Development of Arab Women Leaders: An Emirati Perspective
Source of Publication
Culture and Gender in Leadership: Perspectives from the Middle East and Asia
As women become an increasingly powerful force in the Arabian Gulf, increased attention needs to be focused on their leadership development. This chapter looks at the role that lived experience plays in developing these leaders, as opposed to formal interventions, and this study seeks to explore the underlying factors that enable women to learn how to lead. The findings are illustrated in a leader apprenticeship framework, which consists of experiencing influential encounters, dealing and learning from difficult events, and transforming directly following a formal training programme. The findings support claims to treat leadership learning as a form of apprenticeship where learning is embedded in the social fabric in which it transpires, calling for contextualizing leader development as supported by situational learning theory.
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Alhaj, Sara and Van Horne, Constance, "The Development of Arab Women Leaders: An Emirati Perspective" (2013). All Works. 3391.
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Open Access Type
Green: A manuscript of this publication is openly available in a repository