How do you model success without falling into the trap of simply copying that model? When a project is successful, I want to look back at what I did, what others did, and how did those elements work together to produce a successful outcome. Three insights that I think hold true. They need further testing and measuring, though.
1. Being honest and transparent about what I can and cannot do:
i. Whether because of time;
ii. Whether because of resource;
iii. Whether because of personal ethics.
2. Knowing what's needed (tools, resources, partners).
3. A willingness and commitment to go the extra mile. (With practice, this becomes 2. "Knowing what's needed").