Episode #1604 Liz Wiseman: A Framework To Multiply Your Impact

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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


Liz Wiseman

Executive Advisor, Senior Executive, Author View Full Profile

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?
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