Let’s face it, it’s human nature to look for safety. Your team is not different. They know that there is danger around them, but they want to rely on defense procedures. They know rumors flying around, but they want to hear the true story. They know that they will fail now and then, but they don’t want to be thrown under the bus. One of the most fundamental and often forgotten leadership competence is to provide a safe environment. This is where trust is the norm and creativity unfolds. Great leaders have their team in mind, not their personal interests!
You’re under pressure because you definitely started this important project too late. How