Last Updated Sep 14, 2010 2:52 PM EDT
Successful teams absolutely depend upon these folk, and your success in business will depend largely upon your ability to identify these heroes and either get them on your team or get yourself on their team.
In Sylvia Lafair's fascinating book "Don't Bring It To Work; Breaking the Family Patterns that Limit Success" she describes 13 of these unsung heroes so that you can more easily locate these important players. Here they are, as a gallery, so that you can spot them more quickly:
The first unsung hero: The Creative Collaborator Â»
NOTE: This post is a companion to "Office Nut Cases: A Field Guide," which tells you which fellow employees to avoid.