To the Rescue

Beating the heroic leadership trap

This article explores how 'take-charge' leadership misapplied not only fails to inspire and engage, it produces passivity and alienation. Not only true in the for-profit and government sectors, when nonprofit leaders assume 'heroic' responsibility for making critical choices, when their reaction to problems is to go it alone, work harder, and do more – with no collaboration or sharing of leadership – their 'heroism' is often their undoing.

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