1st Edition

New Perspectives for Leadership after the COVID-19 Pandemic

Edited By Sefika Sule Ercetin, Suay Nilhan Acikalin Copyright 2024
    290 Pages 24 Color & 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    The COVID-19 pandemic caused countries to experience new and unexpected conditions that severely affected the daily lives of people around the world. Concepts such as uncertainty, change, transformation, and chaos have gained new definitions, and the importance of leadership under these changing circumstances cannot be underestimated. This book takes an in-depth look at the crucial role of leadership post-COVID-19.

    The book offers refreshing interdisciplinary perspectives of leadership in different fields and different countries. The authors observe the differences in leadership styles before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the changed perception of leadership in the new normal. New Perspectives for Leadership after the COVID-19 Pandemic offers an enlightening study of leadership in multiple disciplines, including business, politics, academics and teaching, oil and gas industry, and more. It includes case studies from these different sectors to define the discussed concepts in new scenarios. The chapters discuss how leaders deal with VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity) outcomes, the impact of digital technology on the role of leadership, moral and emotional leadership, evaluation of clinical leadership competency levels in nursing, and more.

    This volume will be of interest to those in leadership positions as well as those who study leadership and management in times of crises.

    1. Leadership and Two-State Solution: An Interview with Mr. Ersin Tatar, President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

    Suay Nilhan Acikalin and Sefika Sule Ercetin

    2. What Does COP26 Bring for the Oil and Gas Industry During the Global Competition for Energy Leadership?

    Onur Kolcak

    3. Sevket Mirzioyev’s Transformative Leadership and the New Uzbekistan

    Firat Purtas

    4. The Race for Energy Resources in the Eastern Mediterranean: A Consequential Risk or a Maritime Success?

    Fatima Gulhan Abushanab

    5. Diplomacy and Leadership during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Indian Perspective

    Aslam Khan

    6. Educational and Technological Leadership in Teaching Turkish as the Second Language during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Ozgur Sirem and Ozlem Bas

    7. How Should Leaders Confront with the "VUCA" Outcomes? A Comparison of Authentic Vs. Quantum Leadership

    Efe Efeoglu and Erkan Doner

    8. Examination of Digital Leadership Self-Efficacy Level of Private Hospital Managers in the COVID-19 Period: The Case of Ankara

    Mehmet Cinibulak and Gokhan Daghan

    9. The Effect of School Principals’ Quantum Leadership Behavior on Organizational Uncertainty

    Hasan Yel

    10. Reading the Paradigm Shift Theory and the Crisis Leadership Models in the Context of COVID-19


    11. Leadership Phenomenon that Emerged after COVID-19: Moral and Emotional Leadership

    Sumeyye Kubra Dagli

    12. Evaluation of Nurses’ Clinical Leadership Competency Levels During COVID-19 Pandemic: A Permutation Multivariate Analysis

    Elif Ozyurt and Nihan Potas

    13. Leadership Traits Expected of Mayors by University Student Voters During the COVID-19 Pandemic Process

    Hafize Sectim-Burak Bal?k

    14. Perceptual Leadership

    Sevval Ucar

    15. Technology Leadership in Schools After COVID-19: A Guide to Equity, Innovation, and Collaboration

    Abdullah Yasin Gündüz


    Sefika Sule Erçetin, PhD, is a Professor in the Educational Administration, Supervising, Planning and Economics Department at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey, and was also head of the department during the years 2007–2010 years. As a project coordinator, she has directed many international and national projects on organizational intelligence, municipalities, and vocational education. She is president, board member, and founding member of the International Science Association (ISCASS). Along with ISCASS, Dr. Erçetin has organized four international symposiums and was a team project coordinator for many national and international projects. She is also editor-in-chief of several national and international journals and has published many articles. She has written seven national books, over 20 international book chapters, and edited seven international books. Dr. Erçetin is one of the rare academicians in Turkey who has been interested in "chaos, complexity, quantum leadership" since 1990. Her other main research fields include comparative education policies; research methods on organizational intelligence, stupidity, and wisdom; leadership; migration; fuzzy logic; children at risk; women and peace studies; social media; plasma leadership; quantum leadership; and women leadership models.

    Suay Nilhan Açikalin, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Ankara Haci Bayram Veli University, Türkiye, and also Vice Director of Institute of Graduate Programs. She has been a guest researcher at Lancaster University in the UK and Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin in Germany within the Jean Monnet Scholarship Program. Dr. Açikalin has worked on topics such as leadership, Turkish foreign policy, chaos and complexity theory, Turkish-EU relations, women and girls in migration studies, climate refugees, and gastro-diplomacy and fashion-diplomacy in theory and practice. She is the author of the book Leadership Diplomacy in Turkish-German Relations. Dr. Açikalin is also interested in city and health diplomacy. She is a member of the advisory board of the Turkish Healthy Cities Union and a founding member of the International Science Association. Dr. Açikalin was a participant at the Bali Democracy Forum 2019 and Asian Civilizational Dialogue in Beijing, China. She graduated from the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University in 2012. She received her master’s degree with the thesis "Leadership in Chaos: Angela Merkel and Euro Crisis" at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Türkiye. She earned her PhD degree from the same university with her thesis "Political Leadership and Foreign Politics: Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Angela Merkel."