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Management article
Reference no. U9804A
Published by:
Harvard Business Publishing (1998)
in "Harvard Management Update"
4 pages


Increasingly, the heroic model of leadership is being challenged by a movement toward shared responsibility. Post-heroic managers allow their employees to contribute to the process of managing and thereby produce better results and higher morale. As good as this sounds, the concept of post-heroic management is often met with strong resistance, particularly at upper levels. This article discusses 10 misunderstandings about post- heroic leadership and offers suggestions for getting past them.


Employee morale; Leadership; Managers; Participatory management

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