Teammates respect your ability to assess realities. It’s difficult to trust leaders who pretend things are better or easier than they are.
Commitments are honorable when you choose to shine lights on hairy beasts. Minimizing challenges diminishes the value of grit.
Relationship is more relevant when obstacles are big and teams need to pull together.
The danger of minimizing challenges is lack of preparation.
If winning was easy, there’d be fewer losers.
Courageous leaders rise up and look challenges in the eye.