I saw this illustration online and it spoke to me. It is geared toward success stories, and how you don’t see on the surface everything that someone has invested to get to that peak of success in their work, or elsewhere.

But there is something else to consider here: how your employees commonly do a lot of the underwater things so your department, and you as a leader, look successful to others. Make sure you are recognizing all of that hard work behind the scenes by others. Those people deserve acknowledgement for their efforts, sacrifices, persistence and dedication to your mission. Keep your iceberg afloat!