OOOOOr… Maybe “RICK” should have said something was bothering him.

I want you to consider the number of introverts in Information Technology, and consider that many would sooner suffer in silence than admit they have problems. Part of being a good leader is being able to spot problems in those team members under you that you are responsible.

I also don’t want anyone to think I’m defending rockstars here, but even in the original story, Rick seemed pretty decently adjusted. Problems came into his office, and resolutions came out. That doesn’t smell of rockstardom to me.