An African Theory of Good Leadership

  title={An African Theory of Good Leadership},
  author={Thaddeus Metz},
  journal={African Journal of Business Ethics},
  • Thaddeus Metz
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • African Journal of Business Ethics
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