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100 Great Personal Impact Ideas

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The 2012 London Olympics provided some of the best examples of the personal impact of the athletes. The impact for some resulted from leading from the front, for others the impact resulted from following and then choosing their moment to exert their authority. However, the impact for all the competitors resulted from their preparation and their ability to take decisions in the moment. They had to prepare physically, mentally and emotionally. Their performance resulted from their attitude of mind as well as their physical preparedness.Our personal impact flows from clarity about who we are, what we stand for, where we place our priorities, when we choose to act, and understanding why we respond in a particular way. Crucial to personal impact is knowing ourselves and our preferences well, knowing how we contribute effectively, and knowing what our end goals are. Personal impact is all about delivering outcomes. However elegant our attempt at personal impact, if there is no outcome, then our impact may have been irrelevant. A key starting point is what is the outcome you want to achieve after considering realistically, and boldly what might be possible. This book invites you to think through the personal impact you want to have, and gives prompts for thought and practical pointers. The 100 ideas encourage you to think positively about what you are seeking to build, how you intend to be, and what you intend to do and not do. It provides pointers about what you might demonstrate, share, ensure, remember and create.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. Acknowledgements
  6. Foreword by Sunil Patel
  7. Introduction
  8. Section A: Build
    1. 1 Build a shared purpose
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 2 Build trust
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 3 Build mutual understanding
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 4 Build quality relationships
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 5 Build your independence
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 6 Build the credibility of your contributions
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 7 Build a track record of success
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 8 Build joy
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 9 Build openness
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 10 Build your personal support
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  9. Section B: Be
    1. 11 Be accessible
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 12 Be focussed
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 13 Be consistent
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 14 Be responsive
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 15 Be interesting
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 16 Be curious
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 17 Be encouraging
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 18 Be realistic
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 19 Be engaging
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 20 Be forgiving
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  10. Section C: Do
    1. 21 Do prepare
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 22 Do be on time
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 23 Do use stories
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 24 Do vary your approach
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 25 Do be persistent
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 26 Do ask good questions
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 27 Do summarise
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 28 Do trust your intuition
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 29 Do make decisions
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 30 Do acknowledge success
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  11. Section D: Don’t
    1. 31 Don’t grump
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 32 Don’t be a victim
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 33 Don’t bang on
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 34 Don’t shout
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 35 Don’t let your emotions get the better of you
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 36 Don’t disappear
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 37 Don’t panic
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 38 Don’t gossip
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 39 Don’t delay unneccessarily
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 40 Don’t give up
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  12. Section E: Demonstrate
    1. 41 Demonstrate loyalty
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 42 Demonstrate respect
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 43 Demonstrate you understand
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 44 Demonstrate deference but not too much
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 45 Demonstrate you remember
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 46 Demonstrate you are listening
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 47 Demonstrate courtesy
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 48 Demonstrate you care about your people
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 49 Demonstrate you are influential
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 50 Demonstrate your commitment
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  13. Section F: Share
    1. 51 Share your hopes
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 52 Share your perspectives
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 53 Share your time
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 54 Share your feedback
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 55 Share your experience
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 56 Share your networks
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 57 Share your hesitations
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 58 Share your random ideas
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 59 Share your skills
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 60 Share what you have learnt
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  14. Section G: Ensure
    1. 61 Ensure clarity of expectations
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 62 Ensure the environment is right
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 63 Ensure you pace conversations
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 64 Ensure your interventions are timely
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 65 Ensure you learn from your mistakes
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 66 Ensure you recognise the patterns
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 67 Ensure you assess likely reactions
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 68 Ensure you live your values
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 69 Ensure you keep communicating
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 70 Ensure you can withdraw
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  15. Section H: Remember
    1. 71 Remember what you are good at
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 72 Remember less is more
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 73 Remember why you are here
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 74 Remember that you have a hinterland
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 75 Remember that life is not a dress rehearsal
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 76 Remember your family heritage
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 77 Remember those who love and support you
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 78 Remember what life is for
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 79 Remember what lifts your spirits
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 80 Remember you are human
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  16. Section I: Create
    1. 81 Create your fan club
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 82 Create time for reflection
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 83 Create your reputation
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 84 Create your own team
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 85 Create your legacy
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 86 Create hope for the future
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 87 Create sources of energy
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 88 Create new ways of looking at issues
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 89 Create a soft landing
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 90 Create creativity
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  17. Section J: Know
    1. 91 Know your priorities
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    2. 92 Know your Plan ‘B’
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    3. 93 Know the strength of your position
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    4. 94 Know your negotiating parameters
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    5. 95 Know who your allies are
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    6. 96 Know where the pitfalls are
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    7. 97 Know how you recover from setbacks
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    8. 98 Know when to stand firm
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    9. 99 Know your limitations
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
    10. 100 Know your end goal
      1. The idea
      2. In practice
  18. Books by Dr Peter Shaw
  19. Forthcoming Books
  20. About the Author