In the past week I've been summoned a couple of times by both of the company's principles, asking my opinion on a ticklish situation. They've both started with "you're pretty clear-headed and objective, what do you think about (insert subject here)". I have to say it feels nice to hear that.
Oh, and one of those situations may resolve today with my input and assistance. It would mean a huge leap forward in terms of efficiency and harmony.