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The Impact Code

Book Description

The best leaders and managers create change. They are able to create a vision, communicate an idea and in particular encourage action from others. What is it about these leaders and managers which makes others want to follow, engage and to act? The term describes the effect we have on those around us. Having impact expresses the collective impression left by our visual appearance, our presence, the way we connect with others and the lasting effect we have on people when we have left the room. This book provides 50 short but powerful ways to raise your impact level in business. Taken together, it forms a code to enable you to create response in others and to ensure that every encounter (within your company and outside of it) has the potential to bring something to you, whether that be financially, professionally or personally.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. The Impact Code
  3. Dedication
  4. Title
  5. Copyright
  6. Table of Contents
  7. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  8. INTRODUCTION
  9. LEADERSHIP IMPACT
  10. HOW TO USE THIS BOOK
  11. ATTRACTION: FINDING YOUR LEADERSHIP MAGNETISM ~ YOUR PURPOSE AND AIMS
    1. 1. On purpose
    2. 2. Authentic you
    3. 3. The big I AM
    4. 4. Write it down
    5. 5. ‘Vacuumising’
    6. 6. Find the fear and delete it anyway
    7. 7. Are you successful yet?
    8. 8. Goal-setting health warning
    9. 9. Turn down the downturn
    10. 10. The value of you
    11. 11. Articulating your value
    12. 12. Your perception – torchbearer or projectionist?
    13. 13. The perfect consultant
  12. APPETITE: THE ALLURE OF YOUR MESSAGE ~ YOUR VISUAL BRANDING AND PACKAGING
    1. 14. Clothes line
    2. 15. 50 shades of grey and blue
    3. 16. ‘Good evening, Mr Bond’
    4. 17. Impressing impressions
    5. 18. Concentrated you
    6. 19. The elixir of life
    7. 20. Hunting happiness
    8. 21. The simple way to boost your confidence
    9. 22. Nothing is better
    10. 23. Do what you love and love what you do
    11. 24. Somebody’s watching you
    12. 25. Getting rid of the awful
  13. ADVOCACY: NURTURING YOUR CHEERLEADERS ~ YOUR VERBAL AND PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION
    1. 26. How engaged is your team… really?
    2. 27. Tell them what they want to hear
    3. 28. The greatest gift and the greatest curse
    4. 29. Ambiguity and impact
    5. 30. Where are your boundaries?
    6. 31. Building trust
    7. 32. Decision glue
    8. 33. Listen twice
    9. 34. Stop whining
    10. 35. Finding your off switch
    11. 36. The should shift
    12. 37. Truth or dare?
  14. ACTION: CHANGING YOU, CHANGING THE WORLD ~ HOW TO IMPACT YOUR WORLD
    1. 38. It could be you!
    2. 39. Single-mindedness made simple
    3. 40. Mind the gap
    4. 41. 10 signs of complexity overload
    5. 42. Will it make the boat go faster?
    6. 43. Acorn repair strategies
    7. 44. One step beyond
    8. 45. The middle way
    9. 46. Simplify now?
    10. 47. Your digital mindset
    11. 48. Simplifying meeting madness
    12. 49. Nuclear time management
    13. 50. Lean into it
  15. Further Reading
  16. About the Author
  17. Back Page