What you really think
I used to be afraid to hold and express strong opinions. I would say “Here’s what I think, but you all are smart people and you can make up your own minds.”
And I guess I still do that. But I’m trying to get better. My only other mode for a long time was aggressive overconfidence, which wasn’t a good look for me either. I’m trying to walk the line of being constructively blunt without being a jerk.
It’s hard, and I don’t always get it right. But there aren’t many people willing to really tell you the truth. If you’re willing, that’s a valuable contribution you can make to peoples’ lives.