You must develop one all-important ability — being able to enlist the help of other people. You have to reach a state where others want to help you. This includes giving credit... which will come back to you a hundredfold. Your reputation stems from what people say when you're not present.
as quoted by Mike Carlowicz in WHOI Waypoints: Remembrance: Cecil Howard Green, Woods Hole Currents: Volume 10, Number 2, 2003
Number 2: Crossing the Stream : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution[whoi.edu]