Tim Dickey

Camp Counselor

Sorry, I cannot hear you over my awesomeness – How being a hero erodes trust

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 6:00 PM UTC, for 1 hour.

Regular, 60 minute presentation


One of the most profound effects I experienced while serving in uniform was the impact of post traumatic stress. Being geared to serve others at times leads to a 'hero complex' which can negatively influence and erode trust within a team. I offer personal stories to illustrate how this can happen and suggest counter-measures to mitigate 'hero' behavior. I also include some behavioral indicators to look for within the team.


I willingness to entertain divergent views from different careers.

Take Aways

  • 1. How to recognize hero behavior and gauge team trust
  • 2. Encourage team-enabling behavior from heroes
  • 3. Grow trust AND develop just-in-time heroes
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