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I created this final presentation for my MA Organizational Leadership Class, Assessing Leadership Skills. The presentation breaks down the different types of leaders into "hero" categories …

I created this final presentation for my MA Organizational Leadership Class, Assessing Leadership Skills. The presentation breaks down the different types of leaders into "hero" categories to make it easier for students to relate to each personality type.

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  • 1. Leadership Heroes
    Erica Kosa
    Lewis University, MAOL Program
  • 2. Outline
    Heroes as Leaders
    Types of Leadership Heroes
  • 3.
    • As a child many of us aspire to be a hero—a leader.
    • 4. In our most popular movies and tales, the central figure is a single hero or team of characters who achieve something extraordinary.
    • 5. Leaders have become modern day super-heroes.
  • 6.
    • Modern-day leaders have become the “poster children” of what it means to succeed.
    • 7. What is the difference between a hero and a leader?
    Heroes as Leaders
    A person who is admired for courage or noble qualities.
    The chief character in a book, play, or movie, who is typically identified with good qualities.
    The person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.
    A person followed by others. 
  • 8. Leadership heroes are not confined to one single category, but often have attributes of many with a large portion of characteristics in one type.
    Innate Hero – The Nature Leader
    Accidental Hero – The Nurture Leader
    Logical Hero – The Rational Leader
    Survivor Hero – The Artisan Leader
    Vigilante Hero – The Idealist Leader
    Super-Team Hero – The Guardian Leader
    Types of Leadership Heroes
  • 9. Innate Hero:Nature Leader
    The hero is born with his super-human leadership abilities.
    • Superman, Blade
    • 10. Jesus Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Beowulf, Leonardo Davinci
    Blade Trailer (1998)
  • 11. Accidental Hero:Nurture Leader
    The hero can be nurtured/created. His super-human leadership abilities are an ever-evolving process
    • Spiderman, Daredevil, Elektra
    • 12. CEO of Boeing James McNerney, Winston Churchill, Andrew Jackson
    Spiderman Trailer (2002)
  • 13. Logical Hero:Rational Leader
    Fieldmarshal – Mastermind – Inventor – Architect
    Drawn to science & technology to help them achieve their goals.
    • Batman, Catwoman
    • 14. Albert Einstein, David Keirsey, Napoleon, Walt Disney, Isaac Newton
    Analytical, impeccable logic, focused on achieving goals, experimental, autonomy, ingenuity, coordinators & engineers, reason
    Batman Trailer (1989)
  • 15. Survivor Hero:Artisan Leader
    Promoter – Crafter – Performer – Composer
    Live life to the fullest. Always looking for an adventure.
    • Hellboy
    • 16. Cher, Tiger Woods, Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump
    Artistic, creative, hedonistic, impulsive, utilitarian, risk-takers, energetic, bold, action-oriented
    HellboyBehind the Scenes (2004)
  • 17. Vigilante Hero:Idealist Leader
    Teacher – Counselor – Champion – Healer
    An advocate and mentor, often a champion of the “little guys.”
    • The Punisher
    • 18. Martin Luther King Jr., Emily Bronte, Princess Diana, Oprah Winfrey
    Creative, enthusiastic, speaks in extremes, subjective, diplomatic, helpful, compassionate, emotional, altruistic, personal growth of others
    Punisher Trailer (2004)
  • 19. Super-Team Hero:Guardian Leader
    Supervisor – Inspector – Provider – Protector
    Loves to work with others. When part of a strong team, they reach their pinnacle of success.
    • X-Men, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
    • 20. George Washington, Harry Truman, Mother Teresa, Barbara Walters
    Dependable, responsible, prefer concrete information, interested in morality, stoic, respectful, make friends easily, stabilizers
    X-Men 2 Clip (2003)
  • 21.
    • Nature or Nurture?
    • 22. How about BOTH!
    • 23. Rational, Artisan, Idealist, or Guardian?
    • 24. Where do you see yourself?
    • 25. Do you fit more in 1 category but have traits in another?
    • 26. What makes a hero?
    • 27. Any personality type can be a leader.
    • 28. There is no one-way to lead.
    • 29. Everyone is different. Forge your own path.
  • 30. We are all heroes.
    Be the leader you want to be.