Share Your Power
The power play.
It’s common in football. Power the ball right up the middle. Make it happen. Force the issue. Break down the defense. Stick in the end zone by brute force.
The power play works in sports.
The power play is more common in the workplace.
But not as productive.
The power move at work means using your power to influence others, to force your will on an issue. It can look like bull force. It can look like manipulation. It can take on a passive-aggressive stance. But the power move in leadership is not about posturing. It’s not about being right and making sure everyone knows you’re right.
The real power move at work is when you share your power with others.
It’s then (and, I believe, only then) that you become the most powerful person in the room.