Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Staying at the top of your game doesn't mean having to abuse power or take advantage of your prestige. One of your best qualities is your outgoing nature. By taking the time to connect with everyone at all levels of an organization, you'll build a strong power base. Even your rivals can't gain much traction with someone who is universally liked. If you sense someone has been denigrating you, invite them to a phone call or lunch. Instead of confronting them about their behavior, ask lots of questions about them. Their animosity could quickly dissipate.