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Power Up (Hardback)

Leadership, Character, and Conflict Beyond the Superhero Multiverse

Military > Post-WWII Warfare > Leadership & Crisis Management

Imprint: Casemate Publishers
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781636243399
Published: 15th August 2023


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In the past decade, heroes and villains spawned from the pages of comic books have upended popular culture and revolutionised the entertainment industry. The narratives weave together a multitude of complementary and sometimes competing storylines, spun across decades, generations, and mediums, forming a complex tapestry that simultaneously captures the imagination and captivates the mind. These stories reveal our own vulnerabilities while casting an ideal to which we aspire. They pull at our deepest emotions and push us to the cusp of reality, and bring us back to Earth with a renewed hope of a better tomorrow. They are an endless source of powerful metaphors to help us learn and develop, then be the best versions of ourselves possible.


Through the lens of the superhero genre, each chapter explores contemporary challenges in leadership, team building, and conflict, while emphasising the role of humanity and human nature in our own world.


Contributors: Ian Boley; Jo Brick; Mitch Brian; Max Brooks; Mike Burke; Kelsey Cipolla; Amelia Cohen-Levy; Mick Cook; Jeff Drake; Clara Engle; Candice Frost; Ronald Granieri, PhD; Heather S. Gregg, PhD; James Groves; Geoff Harkness, PhD; Theresa Hitchens; Kayla Hodges; Cory Hollon, PhD; Joshua Huminski; Erica Iverson; Alyssa Jones; Mathew Klickstein; Jonathan Klug; Matt Lancaster; Steve Leonard; Karolyn McEwen; Eric Muirhead; Jon Niccum; Kera Rolsen; Mick Ryan; Julie Still; Patrick Sullivan; Aaron Rahsaan Thomas; Dan Ward; and Janeen Webb, PhD.

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