50 Ways To Amplify Impact

50 Ways To Amplify Impact

What helps you make real impact with your work? Here are the 50 most effective ways I see you amplify your own impact:

  1. You take initiative for the things that matter to you
  2. You authorize yourself to be fully in charge of the change you want to make
  3. You help others make the change they need to make
  4. If what you are doing does not serve your own initiative and you are not helping someone else with theirs, you simply stop it
  5. You don't know the right answer
  6. You take a decision nevertheless
  7. You know what's important today
  8. You don't mistake your inbox for your to-do-list
  9. You turn off your phone to do important work
  10. You sign out from your email program to do important work
  11. You keep track of the things that help you grow
  12. You decided to take charge of the narrative in your head
  13. When in doubt, you ask: What would I do in this situation?
  14. You develop a sense of the path you are on
  15. You know that your path and your organization's path are two different things
  16. Every now and then, you inquire if you still know why you are doing what you are doing
  17. Your projects aim for the smallest possible change
  18. You know who your project is for
  19. You know who your project is not for
  20. You ask who your customers want to become
  21. You define your strategic priorities and say no to the rest
  22. You put yourself into the shoes of the people you are trying to change
  23. You are willing to have many bad ideas
  24. Alas, you hope for some good ideas, too
  25. When in a rush, you slow down, knowing that velocity is not the answer to complexity
  26. Over the years, you understood how fear stops you from pursuing your ideas
  27. You have lots of doubts and you are trying it anyway
  28. You keep doing the work, every day
  29. You know there are no short-cuts
  30. On most days, you are willing to take responsibility for failures
  31. On most days, you are willing to give credit for success to others
  32. You initiate to take your team meetings outside
  33. You are curious around people who disagree with you
  34. When you see your colleagues talk themselves into a downward spiral, you offer a way out
  35. You bring coffee for everyone
  36. You know that the system is broken and you wonder: what's the opportunity here?
  37. You seek out the people who show you what is possible
  38. You are the one who shows other people what is possible
  39. You know that you don't have to believe all your thoughts
  40. You submit before the deadline
  41. You know that "the system" cannot hear you, people can
  42. You feel the pain when your ideas are rejected
  43. You know the names of your colleagues children
  44. It happens that you are stuck with no clear way forward
  45. It happens that you have no vision for your future
  46. You seek out the tension
  47. You train your eye to see impact here and now
  48. You make prototypes to see what happens in reality
  49. You are fine leaving unfinished tasks behind
  50. You sing in the elevator

This is the creative journey of change. This is our pathway to impact.

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