What is a hero? Well, to me, it’s someone who takes the right action when it’s needed and steps up to save the day.
Are there heroes in the workplace? People whose actions save the day? People who commit great acts of organizational excellence? I would say that there are. And more, I believe that workplace heroes often suddenly appear when the right signal goes out.
Software developers can be heroes. They alone have the power to create vital business solutions that the rest of the organization needs to succeed. Business leaders can dictate policy and call for changes to be made, but it’s the developers who have the skills to create the applications that can really make a difference.
Source: Open Source