Just because Power Players have power doesn't means others won't have a big problem with them from time to time. Power Players look a problem directly in the face.
If someone does have a problem with their approach they don't avoid it or worse pretend it isn't there. They go directly to the source and they raise it directly with the source.
Power Players know that people have a right to a legitimate beef. Oftentimes the beef isn't unfair and many times it's justified. When a Power Player goes directly to the source of that beef it demonstrates three things: humility, fairness and great character.
Learn from the most accomplished Power Players. Don't sweep problems under the carpet. Do directly to the person and see if you can sort it out directly. Nine times out of ten, it will work.
Entrepreneur, strategist and author Rose Herceg co-founded Pophouse, specialising in social forecasting, market research and business strategy in 1998 before selling it to STW in 2006.
Until recently Rose was strategy director of the STW Group, working across 70 companies on strategy, social forecasting, trends analysis and innovation.
She is currently developing several online start-ups in media and media content.