In today's NYT there is a great article, featuring the organization I worked with this summer, and written by a favorite writer of mine. He hits on a few characteristics of productive and useful workers abroad. These things are courage, deference, and thanklessness. These three characteristics, while easier said than done, are three things I try to practice. Its a good thing I have people, and the organizations they work in, to look up to and have a spectacular support network around the globe.