What we talk about when we talk about leadership in South Sudan.

David Masua, Christopher Mowles, Nicholas Sarra

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It is important to think critically about how we develop leaders, particularly in highly unpredictable countries like South Sudan. This article gives an account of a yearlong reflective and experiential programme in Juba which sought to straddle the paradox of outside and inside: it took seriously the critical insight that leadership development needs to take greater account of endogenous experience. However, to do so we drew on methods developed elsewhere, but which prioritise local experience. The programme focused on the everyday interdependencies of group life, rather than an abstract and often idealised understanding of leadership favoured in many business schools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Issue number1
Early online date19 Sept 2019
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 19 Sept 2019


  • Complexity
  • reflexivity
  • Leadership Development
  • South Sudan


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