Act like you’ve been there before.
Perspective matters and leaders must maintain the proper perspective. Experience can help a leader know that what their team is attempting is possible even if no one else thinks so. The leader must see past the current circumstances so that they can push the team through both good times and bad. Someone has to act like they have been where the team is and it’s best if it’s the leader. This is especially true if the leader hasn’t actually accomplished what the team is attempting. The leader must pull from his vision of the future to help the team see a way through their circumstances.