How people work is as important as the work they do. As admirable as their outcomes may be, peoples’ methods say just as much about their work. You can’t act surprised when your cutthroat partner turns on you.
This also means that even when we doubt our own contribution we can trust our method. The results may not be there today, but the work is. The reliability is. The integrity is. Connection and trust and learning are there because that’s who we are and how we work.
Being the kind of person people want to work with is about more than outcomes.