Power play: Look for the counter-trend

Power Players keep their power by looking in places where others don’t think to look.

While the herd chase down one idea in one direction, the greatest Power Players look in exactly the opposite direction.

In business we all know there are trends and fat opportunities. But the biggest paydays tend to come from the unexpected and the surprising.

Power Players develop an internal originality compass and, like a good Hollywood car chase, they take a left when everybody else goes straight ahead.

In you’re looking to perfect your Power Player groove, get used to seeking out the counter-trend. See the opposite, see the unseen and see the opportunities that turn leaders into legends.

Practice on a problem staring you in the face right now. Get a handle on that internal originality compass that simply needs to be located and exercised. You’ll be amazed at the ideas that come into your head.

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