Power Play: Cultivate an air of calm and stability

Keeping a calm head is incredibly hard when all you want to do is scream. This is what separates the Pretenders from the Power Players.

Power Players do everything in the playbook to cultivate an air of calm and stability, even when they want to hack their own arm off with a butter knife.

Most of us lose our heads in a moment of great stress but a Power Player knows that others look to them for their reaction to guide their own. A calm, stable Power Player can influence their team to keep their heads. Anyone who has faced a tense situation knows that when calmer heads prevail, the chances of getting out of that mess are far, far greater.

Here is a great tip from Power Players: every time you come up against a stressful situation, use it as a chance to practice staying calm. By practicing this valuable skill, you’ll find your work life far less stressful and your chances for success exponentially higher.

It’s also a very elegant reaction that will win you fans and admirers. And if you have any interest in becoming a genuine Power Player, learning to cultivate an air of calm and stability when a crisis ensues, is critical.

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