7 Ways to Look the Beast in the Eye
Optimism is foolish when it makes light of challenges. A little overconfidence inspires courage, but swagger goes wrong when it makes light of hairy beasts. Go ahead and overestimate your strengths a little, but don’t bolster courage by making light of challenges.
Leaders can be honest about what's at stake, writes Dan Rockwell. Recognize and acknowledge the problems your team faces, then find ways to move forward regardless. "Worry more about the next play and less about winning," Rockwell writes.