Culture drives great results.
An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.
One of the jobs of a manager is to instill confidence, pump confidence into your people. And when you've got somebody who's raring to go and you can smell it and feel it, give 'em that shot.
Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.