Power Play: Anyone can burn down a house, but it takes real power to build one

Power Players live by one golden rule. You can disagree on a plan of attack or reject an idea, but you have to offer up a new solution in its place.

Anyone can wreck something. It takes real class to create something from scratch. Power Players (in their own history) have often found themselves on the receiving end of rejecters. They have no problem with someone burning down the house – as long as they build something in its place.

The next time you take an axe to someone’s ideas, also come to the party with a new idea to offer up. If you take something away, replace it with something else – hopefully something better.

There is nothing noble in being an intellectual arsonist. So, if you’re guilty of doing it, stop doing it. It simply shows you’re small. Be better. Be bigger. Be helpful. Power Players always are.

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