|Long night of nerding completed.|
I have to remind myself every now and then that there's a big difference between "maintenance grade" IT staff and "superstar" grade IT gurus. Superstars know the innards of their boxes so well they can think outside them. They know how to pivot the jewel and look at every facet head on. They are the magicians; the ones who pull rabbits out of hats and make it look easy. As a manager, one steps further away from the keyboard as time passes. One learns the art of success through the hands of angels of a lesser god. But every once awhile, in the middle of the night, when all hell has broken loose, you still get the chance to show the kids how it's done ... and remember that you can still build Rome in a day.
Be epic in whatever you do.
It's worth the work to know how to make a difference in this world.