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Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner is the Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Senior Director of Harvard Project Zero.

Does hero = leader?

I am not sure people think of "Sully" as a leader, as much as they think of him as a "hero." Nonetheless, we know that in the U.S. political scene, heroics often leads to an assumption that one can also be a leader. And so I suspect that if Sully were to run for office, he might do quite well. Whether his heroic status translates into leadership effectiveness is anyone's guess.

By Howard Gardner

 |  October 19, 2009; 2:39 PM ET
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Interesting observation. Dr. Gardner seems to attribute heroism with success or failure. Will "it" translate. Subscription to "great man" and "trait theory" is frightening to me.

Posted by: dfwenigma | October 22, 2009 6:49 PM
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