Greater impact isn't about working harder or longer.
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The 5 Practices of Impact Players
Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, these five practices differentiate Impact Players from the rest.
Do the Job That's Needed
While others do their job, Impact Players do the job that’s needed.
Step Up, Step Back
While others wait for direction, Impact Players step up and lead.
While others escalate problems, Impact Players move things across the finish line.
Ask and Adjust
While others attempt to minimize change, Impact Players learn and adapt to change.
Make Work Light
While others add to the load, Impact Players make heavy demands feel lighter.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership around the world. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and a variety of other business and leadership journals. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford University and is a former executive at Oracle Corporation, where she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.
Who are the Impact Players?
Meet a few individuals from the book who embody the Impact Player characteristics—indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and who consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities.
A scrub tech who knows what instruments the surgeons need before they ask.
A brand manager who went beyond her position to help solve the supply chain challenges that were holding them back.
Of Muncie, Indiana, who learned at an early age to take responsibility for tough jobs and not wait around to be asked.
An Anglican priest and former drug addict who changed his life by changing his mindset.
A tech marketing manager who asked for feedback over and over again to adjust the plan until they hit the target.
A Brazilian software architect who will spend an entire week with a customer just listening to understand their needs.
Impact Players Resources
Listen to Liz with Brené Brown
Liz joins best-selling author and researcher, Brené Brown, on Dare To Lead to discuss Impact Players.”
“Before I read this book, I knew who the Impact Players were, but I couldn’t define why.” — Brené Brown [17:50]
Listen to Liz with MBS
Liz joins her good friend, Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS), on 2 Pages with MBS to discuss Impact Players.
“Amazing things happen when you figure out what the agenda is, and then you work on it.” — Liz Wiseman [33:27]