Transformative and Engaging Leadership

Lessons from Indigenous African Women

  • Maggie Madimbo

Part of the Palgrave Studies in African Leadership book series (PSAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Maggie Madimbo
    Pages 1-17
  3. Maggie Madimbo
    Pages 95-106
  4. Maggie Madimbo
    Pages 107-121
  5. Maggie Madimbo
    Pages 123-135
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-170

About this book


This book explores how spirituality and resiliency defines the character of African women and inspires them to serve the communities and organizations around them. Through portraits of twelve Malawian women national leaders, it celebrates the lives of indigenous women and describes how their unique backgrounds and experiences have contributed to their leadership development. It provides an understanding of the strategies these women employ to move beyond historical barriers to exercise leadership.

The author introduces a new leadership model called transformative engaging leadership, which demonstrates how African women leaders use their inner strength to thrive and succeed in the midst of challenges. It contributes to African female leadership studies and will be helpful to leaders and organizations that have a passion for advancing female leaders in the developing world.


Women in Leadership African Women in Leadership Portraits of Malawian women leaders Courageous women Transformative Leadership Servant Leadership Spirituality

Authors and affiliations

  • Maggie Madimbo
    • 1
  1. 1.African Bible CollegeMalawi

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-54779-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54780-4
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