"To lead people, walk beside them ... As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate ... When the best leader's work is done the people say, 'We did it ourselves!'" —Lao-Tsu
This quote, perhaps relatively well-known to some in several different translations, was found on the Tom Peters blog. Maybe you will enjoy it.
Simple is hard. Staying 'out of the way' is hard, for example.