Power Play: A powerful person has big ears

Power Players know how to keep their ear to the ground. They listen to the murmurs and they listen to the feedback and to the reactions.

It’s not only the words – it’s the tone as well.

Power Players know it isn’t so much what people say, but how they say it. And they are expert in understanding the difference between a happy tone and one that says things are not good.

Power Players, simply by listening, can cut things off at the pass and stop bad things from happening.

Many of us find it difficult to find the words to say we’re unhappy. But our tone and what we don’t say often tells others what we are really thinking and what’s really going on in our heads.

Power Players read these tones better than anyone else in the room and it can be a tremendous advantage in staving off disaster. Keep your ears open and listen.

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