Power Play: Absence can be very powerful

Power Players know that sometimes not turning up can be more effective than being in the room.

If there are people on the team who need refereeing and the Power Player they look to for resolution doesn’t turn up, they are forced to sort it out themselves.

Power Players are well versed in using absence wisely. Not only can it make the heart grow fonder but it also proves that other saying that “less is more”.

Power Players don’t need to be everywhere all the time. They limit their appearances when it can make a powerful statement or allow others to step up.

On the flipside of this, when you are in the room, be present. There’s nothing worse then a person who is physically in a room but who’s really not there. This is why Power Players choose absence wisely. There’s always a reason and a purpose for their absence. And when they choose to be there, they really are.


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