If you don’t have it, you can grow it. This is what Power Players believe.
When it all goes horribly wrong, most of us lose it. And this means rage quickly followed by some type of public meltdown.
For Power Players, it’s different. Not only do cooler heads prevail, but they stay completely focused and in the moment. No matter how mad the situation might make them, they see absolutely no value in blowing their stack.
Their greatest weapon against chaos is calm. In real time they see the entire ballpark. Their perspective is never compromised. They act as a honing beacon for their entire team because the team takes a lead from their calm demeanour and their considered response.
They trust the Power Player. In times of crisis we all tend to gravitate towards the people who are solid as oak.
The next time a messy situation comes your way and your first instinct is to react with passion, stop. Walk away. Talk a breath. Gather your wits. Whatever it takes to help you stay calm.