Sometimes we are annoyed when someone takes a controversial position in a discussion or meeting. We want people to agree with our position and do not like contrary opinions. However often if we are open to listening we can learn some important things. Often the senior people dislike contrary opinions and dismiss them. They do not appreciate that the most value comes from contrary opinions and not "the yes men."
Sometimes we are so intent on pushing our own ideas we fail to see the value in other points of view.
Often I have taken positions that are contrary to the "party line' and have found my ideas ignore. Maybe I need to find new ways to express my ideas in more palatable.
I often think of the fable about the King's new clothes. The little boy was ignored because he was stating the obvious, not the popular position.