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The influence of heroic leadership on career identity: A transdisciplinary perspective

Efthimiou, O., Bennett, D. and Allison, S.T. (2016) The influence of heroic leadership on career identity: A transdisciplinary perspective. In: The Rise and Future of Heroism Science: A Cross-Disciplinary Conference, 11 - 12 July 2016, Murdoch University, Murdoch, W.A



In terms of scholarly inquiry, the exploration of heroism within the context of career development is relatively new. Graduate employability is an important area of research, especially in an increasingly unstable and precarious job market (Du Toit & Coetzee, 2012). Financial stability, job security and career progression are primary concerns for most aspiring and practicing workers. It is becoming evident that employability is a developmental process, requiring leadership and resilience to craft a career. Whilst much career development and employability research has focused on graduate destinations and the development of requisite skills and knowledge, the factors that energize a graduate to persist remain an important and under-studied area of employability research. We have drawn on data from the Creative Workforce Initiative (CWI), an Australian Research Council (ARC) employability project exploring career attitudes and expectations of creative industries students and practitioners, to develop a framework informed by emerging research on heroism.

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