It’s nice to be diplomatic with people, but sometimes you just don’t have the energy or time to look at things from many different angles. You can’t let your desire to be well liked keep you from getting things done right now. Sometimes making progress means you have to make a few people unhappy, at least for a little while. Being a team player doesn’t mean that you should sacrifice your intelligence or critical thinking skills. Make what you know is the smart move, not the most popular one.