The Power of African Thinking – Softcover


This book is about Ubuntu, a unifying leadership and a new world. Is it a coincidence that recent leaders have African roots? Charismatic people like Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Paul Kagame and Barack Obama have been praised for their knowledge, vision, skills, unifying ability and their thoroughness. These are leaders who focus on vision, courage, passion and compassion. They are builders, peacemakers and campaigners for equal rights. A substantial part of this leadership style is the African philosophy of Ubuntu. Ubuntu means simply ‘I exist because of we.’



You cannot function as a human without being part of a greater whole. Africans apply this humanistic philosophy to every sector of society, from politics, law and religion, to healthcare, education and the economy. In The Power of African Thinking, Leontine van Hooft convincingly demonstrates that Ubuntu is the answer to contemporary western issues. With her own company as an example, she shows you how to integrate Ubuntu into your own organisation, and be ready for tomorrow’s inevitable problems.

About the author
Leontine van Hooft and her husband are joint owners of GreenDreamCompany. The company works from a clear vision of People, Planet, Profit, Passion and Pleasure with particular regard to Africa, using tourism and leisure as a tool for development. Leontine is a corporate anthropologist, and has more than fifteen years experience as a trainer/coach in the field of inter-cultural management.

This book is also available in Dutch

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Product details

Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: GreenDreamWorks (August 29, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9082098709
ISBN-13: 978-9082098709
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces