USMC Leadership - Tact Tact is realizing that every little unique snowflake has their personal world that they have built with rainbows and sparkles - and getting them out of that snow-globe to get a mission done. A direct, confident, and driven course of leadership will 'offend' those that have never been in a team that had firm leadership. You must discourage and park a brash behavior that is constructed only to cause ridicule and harm. To encourage and motivate – you must use the adage : 'Tis better to get bees with Honey, than with Vinegar'. Praise in public – counsel in private.