Rule #1: get the job done
The bigger the project the bigger the egos. We’re human. Fight fire with water. Humor is a good one. So is patience. Quietly be the person who knows how to get the job done.
Rule #2: There's no such thing as color
…only your perception of it. I learned this the hard way, year one, through a color blind individual who couldn’t distinguish yellow from green. People see greens as grey; greys as blue; blues as black…and well, most people can see black. But not white, there are hundreds of shades of ‘white.’