OverviewLittle is known of how leadership actually happens in the Australasian context. Most of the theory and case study material in leadership is drawn from the US, where leadership examples are most frequently drawn from the business arena and focus largely on white males. This is not a true reflection of the diversity of Australasian society, nor of local and regional leadership. Leadership: Understanding Its Global Impact is a fresh and original look at leadership from a local perspective - yet with a global theme. Throughout, profiles of leaders - drawn from around the world - are included to reflect the reality of the world in which today's students live.