Power Play: Cool, calm and collected

Power Play: Cool, calm and collected

Making effort look effortless is really hard work!

Hardly anyone can work through their day looking cool, calm and collected. People sweat, people squirm, people make mistakes all the time.

Then there are the Power Players. They know that there is enough drama in the world and their job is to minimise the brouhaha. They glide through the events of the day and in the process make it look simple and smooth. The truth is, it’s anything but.

Yet they know that simple and smooth is exactly what’s required. The illusion of effortlessness can help keep everyone calm in any tense situation, and it makes us feel like somebody truly has a handle on things.

Great leaders – great Power Players – know their job is to make even tackling the biggest nightmare look like it’s easy.

Easy to make decisions, easy to win business, easy to fix a problem – and that’s exactly what we want our leaders to do.


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