There has never been a master plan. Ask questions. Foster an environment where everyone contributes to the work. Engage graduate students as colleagues. Mentor the next generation of scholars and leaders.
There's never been a master plan… the grad students have ideas about what we should be doing and we either do them or not, depending on if it's practical.
I find it most rewarding when I have been able to help them with their PhD or their master thesis and have been successful… I have a strong international network of people who I consider much more as friends than us colleagues. That's so rewarding.