If you protect your team’s feelings, don’t be surprised if they behave like babies.
They’ll throw tantrums when things don’t go there way, or when they disagree with the world.
They will scream and shout, they will not listen, they will get nothing done.
Don’t let your company go that way.
Be candid with your team.
Don’t shy away from hard truths and honest feedback.
Don’t protect their feelings.
Treat your team like adults, if you want a team of adults.