Military Leadership in Heroic and Post-heroic Conditions

Udi Lebel, Uzi Ben-Shalom

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The chapter presents key dimensions of military leadership, as they exist in contemporary military sociological literature. It presents the dichotomy between the Heroic and the Post-Heroic models of military leadership. Later, it will propose a way to bridge the gap between heroic and post-heroic schools of thought relating military leadership. That, by offering to include skills and expertise in the Military Leadership Tool-Box, which originally belong to the school of cultural studies and Sociology of Discourse and most recently been applied to the Sociology of Management. These are crucial to the commanders and leaders in shifting from heroic to post-heroic conditions—what we mark as the most important challenge of contemporary military leadership.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
ISSN (Print)1389-6903
ISSN (Electronic)2542-839X

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2018, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.


  • Epistemic authority
  • Framing
  • Habitus
  • Heroic leadership
  • Meaning
  • Post-heroic leadership


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