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Leadership and followership
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2 Leadership context

A pink umbrella stands out against a sea of white umbrellas.
Figure 2 Adapting to your context.

Adapting your leadership to your situation is an important aspect of effective leadership, and context plays a key part in determining that situation.

Context can be drawn from a range of perspectives, including international, national, local and internal. It can be influenced by politics, community values and organisational culture. Two areas of particular interest are cross-cultural and generational context.