So why was I being sidelined? I demanded answers. Dustin did not disappoint.He gave me a single sheet of paper. On it, in a dull monospace font, were anonymous quotes about me from my coworkers.“Boz is one of the better engineers at Facebook” one read, and then the next “I would have a hard time working with him.”
Source: Be Kind
This is a phenomenal short piece on how one guy in tech was almost let go for not working well with others.
It wasn’t about his work–that was great–it was about people being afraid of him, reticent to give him feedback or comments, etc.
He also noticed this transferred into his personal life, and when he made the adjustment it changed everything for the better.
Don’t just be right. Be approachable, and leave situations better than when you came to them.