I haven't given credit where credit is due while in a leadership position. I can't criticize like a peer here - people expect me to be fair and supportive. Instead I've critizied. So.. it's weekend now, and I have to find something good to say when I'm back on the project on Wednesday.
The lack of support on my part is due to my misunderstanding of the project issues. I've apologized but also pointed out why the problem didn't need to occur in the first place. No-one's lost temper and theres no major drama, but I'm looking forward to reconciling any differences there are improving the team spirit.
I believe I should be prepared to recieve more critizism than I give without seeing that as a huge problem. Other than that, I should give credit to everyone who's participated towards project goals. What else is there? Of course I'm willing to show my support and do everything that needs to be done with it.
(Edit: did my straightforward question get drowned in text? here it is: What steps should I take to restore the lost team spirit & confidence in the group cohesion & mutual trust in this situation?)