I'm a front end web developer with 6+ years experience with writing code for the browser, my users, and my team.
I believe that the best products come from teams that enjoy working together. The thought of working with others on a project should be a highlight of the week. Simple things like trying someone's suggestions, asking for help, even saying hello in the morning can go a long way in building camaraderie and morale. Beyond that, using UX processes like storyboarding are fun for all involved and of tremendous value to the end user.
The best work stands on the shoulders of giants. I enjoy using these to spring a project forward or breathe life into an old one, but of course can work without them if needed.