On Protecting Your Team
As talented and smart as your team may be, your role as a leader is to shield them from the politics, noise, and sometimes toxicity that may come with some engagements.
Help them stay focused on the work.
Remove their blockers.
Only bring them in when their knowledge and expertise is called for.
Loop them in on what's going on so they're not blindsided without getting them fully entrenched in the distractions.
Keeping your team out of the fray is part of helping you win while helping them win.