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Heroic Leadership An Influence Taxonomy of 100 Exceptional Individuals

ISBN-10: 0415628520
ISBN-13: 9780415628525
Edition: 2013
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Description: Heroic Leadership is a celebration of our greatest heroes, from legends such as Mahatma Gandhi to the legions of unsung heroes who transform our world quietly behind the scenes.  The authors argue that all great heroes are also great leaders.  The  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Heroic Leadership is a celebration of our greatest heroes, from legends such as Mahatma Gandhi to the legions of unsung heroes who transform our world quietly behind the scenes.  The authors argue that all great heroes are also great leaders.  The term ‘heroic leadership’ is coined to describe how heroism and leadership are intertwined, and how our most cherished heroes are also our most transforming leaders.  This book offers a new conceptual framework for understanding heroism and heroic leadership, drawing from theories of great leadership and heroic action.  Ten categories of heroism are described:  Trending Heroes, Transitory Heroes, Transparent Heroes, Transitional Heroes, Tragic Heroes, Transposed Heroes, Transitional Heroes, Traditional Heroes, Transforming Heroes, and Transcendent Heroes.  The authors describe the lives of 100 exceptional individuals whose accomplishments place them into one of these ten hero categories.  These 100 hero profiles offer supporting evidence for a new integration of theories of leadership and theories of heroism.

Series Foreword
About the Authors
Preface
Introduction: Leadership and Heroism
Trending Heroes: Gaining or Losing Heroic Status
Lady Gaga: A Hero in the Making?
Ulysses S. Grant: The Reappraised Hero
Sigmund Freud: The Vindication of a Battered Theory
Drew Barrymore: The Heroic Story of the Little Girl Lost
Woodrow Wilson: A Hero Trending Downward
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The Downward Spiral of a Hero
Transitory Heroes: Hero Today, Gone Tomorrow
Joe Darby: The Heroic Whistleblower of Abu Ghraib
Mae Jemison: Living Heroic Dreams
Heart-wrenching Heroism at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant
Randy Pausch: The Hero Who Dared Us to Live Our Dreams
Gabrielle Giffords: Heroic Recovery From Trauma
Benjamin "Beast" Buder: Hero for a Moment
Liu Xiaobo: An Emerging Hero of Peace
Christa McAuliffe: Lost Hero of the Space Shuttle Challenger
The Heroism and Leadership of Fred Korematsu
Ephemeral Heroes and Villains: A Tale of Two Stevens
Transitional Heroes: Those Whom We Outgrow
Justin Bieber: Heroic Pop Star
Fred Rogers: Love, Wisdom, and Compassion for Children
Reed Richards: Fantastic Family Man
Captain James T Kirk: The Hero Who Treks the Stars
Iron Man: A Classic Superhero in the Modern World
Tragic Heroes: The Self-Destruction of Greatness
Oedipus the King: The Classic Tragic Hero
Tiger Woods: The Ebb and Flow of Fame and Fortune
Coming to Terms with Richard Nixon
Transposed Heroes: The Fine Line Between Heroism and Villainy
Harvey Dent as Two-Face: The Hero Turned Villain in Batman
John Edwards: The Modular-Minded Transposed Hero
Jack Nicklaus: The Villain Who Became a Hero
Joe Paterno: Discerning the Legacy of a Transposed Hero
Transparent Heroes: The Unsung Heroes Among Us
Montgomery Meigs: A Transparent Hero of the Civil War
John Wooden: Heroic Teacher and Mentor
Accidental Sidekicks: Marion Keisker�s Moment to Help Elvis
Those Whom We Forgot: The Makers of Fire
The Supporting Cast in Heroes' Narratives: Sidekicks and Others
Why Our Parents are Our Heroes
Edith Wilson: An Unsung Hero or Villain?
Bayard Rustin: Peaceful Advocate of Human Rights
Rick Rescorla: The Hero Who Saved 2,700 Lives on 9/11
Traditional Heroes: The Classic Hero's Journey
Traditional-Moral Heroes
The Dalai Lama: "My Religion is Kindness"
Pat Tillman: The Consummate War Hero
Irena Sendler: The Hero Who Stood Up to Evil
George Bailey: A Hero's Wonderful Life
Confucius: The Master Hero of Virtue
Mother Teresa and the Call to Love
Lois Wilson: The Hero Who Helped Families of Alcoholics
Nathan Hale and the Powerful Heroic Script
Dana Reeve: The Unsung Selfless Hero
Groundhog Day s Phil Connors and the Heroic Theme of Redemption
Rabbi Israel Spira: A Hero of the Holocaust
Rosa Parks' Transforming Act of Civil Disobedience
Corrie ten Boom: The Holocaust Hero with a Hiding Place
Traditional-Competent Heroes
Marie Curie: Trailblazing Scientist Who Paid the Ultimate Price
Tina Fey: An Uncommon Celebrity Hero
Ellen DeGeneres: Heroic Comedienne and Underdog Advocate
John Nash: A Hero's Brilliant Triumph Over Mental Illness
Althea Gibson: Barrier Breaker and Way Paver
Monica Seles: Tennis Hero and Tragedienne
Daniel Anderson: The Hero Who Redefined Alcoholism
Tough Without a Gun: Heroic Portrayals by Humphrey Bogart
Edgar Allan Poe: American Literary Giant
Secretariat: The Hero Who Obliterated Triple Crown Records
Go Ahead, Make My Day: Clint Eastwood as Contemporary Hero
Lucille Ball: A Heroic Comic Genius
Traditional-Complete Heroes
Terry Fox: The Audacious Modern-Day Pheidippides
George Marshall: The Hero With a Plan
Florence Nightingale: The Heroic Lady With the Lamp
Oprah Winfrey: The Hero with Talent, Resilience, and Charisma
Winston Churchill: The Resilient Hero
Roberto Clemente and the Night that Happiness Died
George Washington Carver: The Humble and Ingenious Hero
Warren Spahn: The Greatest Left Hander Ever
George Washington: The Indispensable Man
Mikhail Gorbachev: A Revolutionary Hero in the Kremlin
Twelve Angry Men: A Most Unlikely Hero
Transfigured Heroes: The Cognitive Construction of Greatness
Robin Hood: The Thief Who Became a Hero
Big Iron: A Western Hero Narrative
Willie Mays' Catch: The Iconic Image of a Hero
Sherlock Holmes: An Enduring Fictional Hero
Amelia Earhart: Bold Achiever of Mystery
Merlin: Supporting Hero of Myth
Heroism in the Darkness: The Anonymous Navy SEALs
The Chilean Miner Rescue: Protecting a Heroism Narrative
Constructing Heroic Associations: Making a Good Line Better
Saint Patrick: The Construction of a Legend
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: Ted Williams 50 Years Later
Betsy Ross: The Hero Who (May Have) Sewed the First American Flag
Pretty Boy Floyd: An Outlaw Hero
Jack is Back: The Kennedy Administration, 50 Years Later
Transforming Heroes: Those Who Forever Changed Our World
Transforming-Global Heroes
Muhammad Ali: The Odyssey of a Heroic Champion
Christopher Columbus: A Globally Transforming Figure
Mahatma Gandhi: The Hero of Truth and Peace
Nelson Mandela: The Ultimate Underdog Hero
Martin Luther Bang, Jr.: The Hero of Interracial Peace
Thomas Jefferson: We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident
Albert Einstein: The Hero Synonymous With Genius
Transforming-Specific Heroes
John Lennon: The Hero Who Gave Peace a Chance
Buddy Holly: The Day the Music Died
Bill Cosby: The Hero Who Broke Racial Barriers
Myriam Merlet: The Lost Hero
Transcendent Heroes: Influence at its Deepest Level
Harry Potter: The Archetypal Hero
Jesus of Nazareth: The Born Hero
Abraham Lincoln: A Transcendent Hero
Conclusion: Leadership, Heroism, and Heroic Leadership
References
Author Index
Subject Index

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