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Modern heroes : an exploratory study of Norwegian leader talents

By Bernhard Bergström and Kjetil Selstø Hatlehol

Abstract

In this paper we ask: “What drives and enables Norwegian Leader Talents, and what virtues do they value?” Based on ten qualitative interviews with leader talents identified by E24.no’s 2010 Top 100 Leader Talents ranking and a theoretical background of Positive Psychology, motivational theories and philosophy we find that these Norwegian Leader Talents can be seen as Modern Heroes. They are in principal reflecting Aristotelian virtues such as Courage and Wisdom. They seem not to have grand plans, or value strengths representing the virtue of transcendence. Instead they are driven by gratification and the good life. People are important both as a source of happiness as well as an enabling force, especially in form of strong leaders who have lifted up and given them responsibility early on

Topics: strategy and management
Year: 2011
OAI identifier: oai:brage.bibsys.no:11250/169073

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