Learn to better know the way by looking within and trusting self and others. Leaders can stand back and shift from control and entitlement to radical humility in order to more so respect, reward and empower the team so they say, “We ensured quality, inherently” and actually do. However it may be that it is important even for leaders (or perhaps especially for leaders) to internalize, with foresight, that standing too far in the background may not always be best. People may need to see you periodically to be reassured that you care, have awareness, provide valuable insight and are inherently part of the team as one of the key contributors to success.
You may not find the coach on the ice during the game, but you typically see them with the team during the big game, and often on the ice in practice sessions leading to the big game. The GM and other management may not be immediately in view of the players during practices or games; however are likely catching parts of the action while thinking about what may be needed to increasingly ensure the success of the business.
It may be that teams gearing up to brainstorm on potential improvements may like to whiteboard on enhancements associated with the six W’s of Leadership… who, what, when, where, why and the way (i.e. the how). Something to think about perhaps while you prepare to increasingly learn about and be a contributor to the evolution of a profession and its interrelated possibilities for ensuring the success of business, and in general improvements to the quality of life throughout the global community.