Ways Your IT Team Makes You Look Like a Hero
The best way you can have your team make you look like a hero is to make them look like heroes; then you can bask in their reflected glory, said Marcus Ranum (@mjranum), senior strategist, Tenable Network Security.
Ensure that they are given the room to grow and to prove themselves, and the results will stand for themselves, added Quentyn Taylor (@quentynblog), director of information security, Canon Europe. If your team members look like heroes, so will you as the leader of heroes. Its like Nick Fury from the Avengers. He manages his staff well giving them the room to achieve their goals, and by definition he is the hero.
Ive always felt that management/leadership positions are ultimately service roles: your job is to help organize people so they can accomplish stuff. You belong in the background, concluded Ranum.