Fourth Age Communiqué - Leadership for the rest of us

Thursday, September 23, 2004

A look at heroism

There are heroes and there are superheroes. Then there are coaches.

Heroes make things happen that others cannot. Superheroes make things happen that others will not. And coaches equip others to do what they should.

Characteristics of heroes:
  • Get things done others cannot
  • Lighten others' workloads
  • Is generally recognized as a "go-to" person
Characteristics of superheroes:
  • Insist on carrying out workloads of others, or feel they must do what others cannot
  • Can suffer from Key Man Syndrome

If this sounds like your organization, it's not time for new heroes; it's time for some serious change leaders.


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