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Career development and a sense of calling: Contexts for heroism
Handbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
  • Bryan J Dik
  • Adelyn B Shimizu
  • William O'Connor
Abstract
This chapter explores the connection between heroism and career development. In it, we make the case that a person’s career decisions and sense of calling often function to create the context in which heroic acts occur. After a conceptual and theoretical overview, we articulate possible pathways that may influence the connections between heroism and career development, and propose new directions for scholars to explore.
Keywords
  • career,
  • career calling,
  • hero,
  • heroism,
  • career identity
Publication Date
2017
Editor
Scott T. Allison, George R. Goethals, Roderick M. Kramer
Publisher
Routledge
Citation Information
Bryan J Dik, Adelyn B Shimizu and William O'Connor. "Career development and a sense of calling: Contexts for heroism" New YorkHandbook of Heroism and Heroic Leadership (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/scott_allison/43/