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Hidden Heroes: Finding Success in the Shadows

We live in a starstruck society. We love our heroes, be they chief executives, entertainers or sports stars—men and women venerated for their celebrity status. But to see how the real work gets done, we must look beyond the superstar. In many cases the real work is performed by exceptional subordinates—hidden heroes who fly under the radar.

Exhaustively researched and laced with memorable anecdotes and lively stories, Hidden Heroes is designed to enlighten and inspire. This groundbreaking book celebrates the selfless individuals who find success in the shadows—motivated by the opportunity to serve others and to make a difference regardless of the risks. It captures the true spirit of servant leadership, often missing today.

Author David Heenan argues that in a world that often seems dark and cold, it’s important to turn the spotlight on these stalwarts behind the scenes, to give them the credit they so richly deserve. Heenan examines ten sets of extraordinary servant leaders, from both history and contemporary life. Their stories illuminate every field, from business and education to entertainment and sports. They demonstrate how we can all reap rich rewards by unleashing those who focus on others, not themselves. By revealing each of these enterprises through their eyes, Heenan shows us how individuals and organizations can benefit from a more inclusive, less celebrity-oriented view of leadership.

David Heenan

Hardcover, 240 pp. 

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