good read. i love the guy, esp. lately. i get a feeling that this year may be his last hurrah, tho. retirement is just around the corner.
fwiw, i loved what he said about being a captain and fully believe its the case with any leader.....you exude confidence to others, even when you lack it yourself. this is kind of aimed a bit at cam, but it's usful to think about for any leader at work or at home...it's fine that he and others wear their hearts on their sleeve, but that isn't necessarily a good trait in a leader. you have to sometimes betray the emotions you're feeling for the benefit of others. you have to essentially become shallow and even hypocritical and you do it for the good of the team.
it doesn't matter if you think it's all falling apart and there's nothing you can do about it. it doesn't matter if you're discouraged...it's up to you, as a person that others look up to, to help make them feel better about their chances and help make them courageous. the number one job of a leader is to make the people around them do better and do more and a large part if that is inspiration, and you can't inspire when you act defeated.