Author and researcher, Liz Wiseman, takes a deep dive into what makes an IMPACT Player in her book, Impact Players, How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact. If your goal is to have greater influence and impact, you’ll find lots of good stuff here to unpack. For starters:
While others add to the load, Impact Players make heavy demand feel lighter. Impact Players create a positive and productive work environment for anyone on the team—including themselves.
When people begin creating more noise than value, they become an additional burden to their leaders and colleagues, which, in turn, makes work harder for them as well. Impact Players steer clear of noisy, taxing, and fruitless efforts like finger-pointing, complaining, showboating, and land grabbing.
Impact Players are quick to lend a hand and bring levity to stressful situations.