Superman and the Green Hornet didn't get slick nicknames by being just average.
By Greg Hintermeister
In this modern work climate, it's important to be really good at what you do. If you can become an expert in a technical area that everybody depends on, your peers and management will see you as a critical asset. When crisis moments happen, any opportunity to quickly resolve them and be viewed as a hero is a good thing, not only for job retention but also personal satisfaction.
One personal side effect of becoming an expert in a technical area is that you tend to be given a nickname.