Often, the word ‘potential’ is more hype than substances – yet in every endeavor, a few outshine the rest. In this conversation – Moe is rejoined by Liz Wiseman to discuss the five characteristics that distinguish true Impact Players.
What Impact Players Don’t Do
“Pressure is a Privilege” is often a phrase that we hear elite athletes use when facing an especially challenging situation. Whether it’s a mental trick or an invitation to step into a new terrain; those who dare always seem to experience something new, regardless of the outcome.
It was Billie Jean King who coined the phrase, still I recognize it as much in business as I do in sports; and those who I most admire hardly acknowledge that shift in mindset. Its easy to name those top-of-mind individuals who have truly influenced society, yet the ones you don’t see or hear about are likely the ones who have a lot to teach us. In her book – Impact Players: How to take the lead, play bigger, and multiply your impact – Liz Wiseman synthesizes her deep research into five characteristics that you’ll recognize in the high achievers with whom you work, live, or just admire.
Here’s a sampling of the questions we explore:
- What’s visible in athletic performance that’s invisible in the business realm – when it comes to world-class performers?
- Real value is always in the eye of the beholder – what happens when you actually put that in practice?
- How does an ‘impact player’ consistently gauge the value she’s creating?
- The mindset shift that happens when you practice ‘perspective taking’?
- The three habits that distinguish an impact player?
- How does an ‘impact leader’ define risk?
- The balance between high self-confidence and low situational-confidence, and why that matters?
- The real function of burnout and ways to minimize it?