Power Players have a wonderful way of simplifying leadership. Five simple words: step up or step off.
Power Players know that the only way to be a leader is to lead. This means stepping up when the situation requires it and taking the reins. Doing whatever needs to be done and taking charge.
If stepping up isn’t required then Power Players know the only thing left is to step off. This is a total Power Player characteristic: become a strong and decisive leader or step to one side and let someone else lead.
When it comes to leadership there is no in between. You can’t lead “just a little bit” and Power Players know this better than anyone.
If you decide to step up then do it well, do it thoroughly and do it whole-heartedly. When it comes to leadership, pick a side. In or out: and remember these five magic words: step up or step off.