When you feel tense, the natural tendency is to tighten up. As a leader, you must do the opposite. Relieve the pressure by taking a great-hearted approach to life. Open up, like a camera, and take a wider view. When a camera lens opens, it lets in more light. When you take a wider view, it lets in understanding.
To ease tension, be open-minded toward others and their imperfections, just as you want them to be open-minded toward you. – Shar McBee