Discretion and Valor
“Circumstances often arise that require an application of both discretion and valor” (one of my favorite quotes of Captain Jack Sparrow). It takes discretion to understand what caused the discrepancy between the desired result of the team and the reality that just occurred. It also takes valor to face the fact that the cause for the discrepancy is our own lack of foresight, execution, or skill. Too often we respond with indiscretion and fear to the unexpected, “…because that always calms things right down” (one of my favorite Tony Stark quotes). In the face of the unexpected, our team should think and be brave…but not necessarily in that order.