Everyone wants to the hero that solved the customer’s problem, fixed the last fifteen bugs, saved the sprint, etc, etc.
But whoever they are, they didn’t they do it on their own.
Someone took over their other tasks.
Someone else cleared their calendar of meetings.
Another person on the team took on all their new hire interviews for them.
When they worked through lunch, someone grabbed them a coffee later that afternoon.
That’s how they got it done, that’s how they became a hero and that’s why the Supporting Hero rates higher in my book – they don’t do it for the glory, they do it for the team.
Anyone can score a goal, but it takes a team to setup the play, defend against the other side and the make the pass that everyone will be talking about for a long time to make the thought of the goal possible.