Articles and blogs tackling issues related to talent in the digital-first era.

The Attitude of Gratitude

Sharing gratitude has the power to bring out your full potential and positively impact those around you. Research has shown the practice of sharing gratitude can create tons of personal benefits for you like improved health, better sleep, increased optimism, and fewer negative emotions. It can an even help you avoid burnout.

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Ask and Adjust

While good employees may work to manage and minimize change, IMPACT Players welcome, adjust, and learn from change. They view change as an opportunity to build new capabilities. As the target moves (and we know it often does), employers highly value team members who are quick to…

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Daily Strides

One goal of SMART’s IMPACT Project is to encourage and provide a framework for continuous improvement. IMPACT Players set a goal of getting a little better each day. Sometimes the strides are big, and sometimes they are baby steps. It is the forward motion that matters!

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Sharpen the Saw

Are you regularly investing in yourself? It’s important to take care of yourself so you can take care of business.

Check out this video where we examine Stephen Covey’s ‘Sharpen the Saw’ principle …

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Stop Saying “But” and Start Saying “And”

Do you ever catch yourself saying things like, “I love that idea, but we need to do it differently?”

As soon as you say the word “but,” the other person immediately forgets the part about you loving the idea. Because you completely invalidated it with the “but” and everything that came after it. Instead, use…

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Make Work Light

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.

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