The most basic core of my job is to help the director realize an artistic vision by being a conduit of communication for creativity and logistics.
I do not "run the show." I facilitate the show by elevating, connecting, and maintaining the artistry of the director, design team and cast.
This kind of integration requires a deep understanding of the production on both an artistic and logistical level. Such understanding in a leadership position brings structure to collaboration, specificity to execution, and contentment to the experience as a whole.