Before a pilot struts in and takes the controls of a plane, an aircraft engineer has quietly done the work required to ensure that the plane is airworthy.

When a rock band cranks out their favourite songs to their adoring fans, there’s someone at the sound desk trying to make them sound as good as possible.

And while we’re cheering our favourite sports teams on to victory, there’s someone in the bowels of the stadium looking after the equipment, cleaning the rooms or analysing the statistics.

Not everyone is made for the spotlight.

But even if your work is in the background, you have an opportunity to make a magnificent contribution, to deliver exceptional work, to help others shine.

Please don’t underestimate your potential to do great things.

Even if no-one seems to notice.

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