Every team player should read this book.
Particularly, Chapter 9 - Aim to Be a Zero which can be previewed here:
Chris Hadfield - An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. Chapter 9 - Aim to be a Zero.pdf191.6KB
“Over the years, I’ve realized that in any new situation, whether it involves an elevator or a rocket ship, you will almost certainly be viewed in one of three ways. As a minus one: actively harmful, someone who creates problems. Or as a zero: your impact is neutral and doesn’t tip the balance one way or the other. Or you’ll be seen as a plus one: someone who actively adds value.”
“One benefit of aiming to be a zero: it’s an attainable goal. Plus, it’s often a good way to get to plus one.”
“Don’t assume you know everything, and try to be ready for anything.”
Excerpts from Hadfield, Chris. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything. New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2013.