We don’t need another hero

“Hero” is a perilous word.  Do we want heroes?  It depends what we mean.

Let’s define the positive and negative patterns of heroism.
What we don’t want is :
– individualism
– hoarding of knowledge, access, or authority
– overwork
– valuing incident response over quality
– single points of failure

What we do want is
– exemplars of behaviour
– masters of skill
– generosity
– servant leaders

That’s my definition of hero.