When you think about having an impact on a person, team or project it may feel overwhelming. Where do you start? What do you do? How do you measure it? And How much is enough?
In the Understanding Impact Series we define and describe impact by the Stages, Roles, Reach and Purpose.
This series is intended to create a framework for understanding the ‘what’ of impact, rather than the ‘how’. We cover ‘how to create impact’ in our ImpactLadder programs.
This article covers your 5 Roles (Impact Hats) in the Understanding Impact Series.
In our last article we established the 5 Stages of Impact are:
So corresponding to each stage, you have a role to play. At each stage you’ll be wearing the relevant ‘Impact Hat’.
The 5 Roles are:
At the ‘Understand Stage’ your role is a ‘Confidant’.
As a ‘confidant’ you have two jobs:
Often this will require you to look at both ‘verbal and non-verbal’ cues as well as ‘stated and unstated’ thoughts, feelings and desires.
At the ‘Help Stage’ your role is a ‘Consultant’.
As a ‘Consultant’ you have two jobs:
At the ‘Empower Stage’ your role is a ‘Coach’.
As a ‘Coach’ you have three jobs:
At the ‘Elevate Stage’ your role is a ‘Mentor’.
As a ‘Mentor’ you have two jobs:
At the ‘Transform Stage’ your role is an ‘Influencer’.
As an Influencer you have credibility, expertise and access to bring transformative personal and professional growth. Your interactions with people free-up their mind, fire-up their heart and your methods enable them to move to their next level of mindset, skills and habits.
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