Power Players get gangsta when the momentum has all but stalled. And when we say gangsta, we mean exactly that. Almost illegal (but still in bounds), guns blazing, a little bit subversive and if necessary, covered in a good dose of crazy.
When the project is stuck in the mud, Power Players know this is not the time to be all soft and gooey. Instead, Power Players get tough, get decisive and get moving.
The power of the gangsta move is that it is unexpected in business today. The gangsta move is a licence in straight talk and action.
What it’s not is a free pass in appalling manners and aggression. When Power Players use gangsta, they exhibit all the big moves without the attitude.
The next time you find yourself stuck in the mud with no idea how to get unstuck, try some gangsta. If it helps, go buy a copy of The Untouchables – especially the parts with Sean Connery. Trust me. It will give you ideas on how to get unstuck that you’d never think up all on your own.