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Why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions?

In every organization there are Impact Players - those indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and who consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Whether they are on center stage or behind the scenes, managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team. While their impact is obvious, it’s not always clear what actually makes these professionals different from their peers.

In Impact Players, New York Times best-selling author and researcher Liz Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why - with a little coaching - this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level.  

Based on a study of 170 top contributors, Wiseman identifies the mindsets that prevent otherwise smart, capable people from contributing to their full potential and the five practices that differentiate Impact Players:

  • While others do their job, Impact Players figure out the real job to be done. 
  • While others wait for direction, Impact Players step up and lead.
  • While others escalate problems, Impact Players move things across the finish line.
  • While others attempt to minimize change, Impact Players are learning and adapting to change. 
  • While others add to the load, the Impact Players make heavy demands feel lighter.

Wiseman makes clear that these practices - and the right mindset - can help any employee contribute at their fullest and shows leaders how they can raise the level of play for everyone on the team. Impact Players is your playbook for the new workplace.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. 

©2021 Liz Wiseman (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Making More Than A Contribution

An excellent manual for leaders and aspirating leaders.

Case studies techniques and advice are in abundance.

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to every single word.

I'd pop it in my top 5 books to recommend to clients.

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  • 27-12-2021

Excellent book - Ell Jay Lindsey

Hi, I really liked this book. My name is Ell Jay Lindsey and anyone that is looking for a great book on how to navigate company politics & become a high achiever should absolutely read this book.

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  • Elizabeth Murphy
  • 27-11-2021

Even better than I expected it to be!

I bought this book after hearing Liz Wiseman being interviewed by Brene Brown. I had high expectations but the book turned out to be even better than I thought it would be.

Liz Wiseman does a fantastic job reading the book. Her delivery is very nuanced. I highly recommend the audio format.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-12-2021

Excelente audio libro, tema muy completo interesan

Excelente audio libro, tema muy completo interesante y sobre todo explicado de una manera clara y con ejemplos

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14-11-2021

Another Winner!

Liz has written another winner! Her way of seeing through the noise is top notch. This has raw and real perspectives on becoming and being an Impact Player. I love that we are expected to challenge and evaluate ourselves to see how we measure. Another of the great ones written!

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  • 14-11-2021

A fantastic companion to Multipliers!

I have been a big fan of the book Multipliers for many years. While Multipliers focuses more on the managerial side of leadership, Impact Players is a companion to that book that focuses more on the individual contributor. The concepts shared here are extremely powerful and can help each of us work not necessarily harder, but with more focus and more impact. When you can align the things you love to do and that you do well at work with the agenda of your manager and your organization, then you can unlock a new level of impact. Liz explains this plus so much more with interesting real-world examples from her own career at Oracle, as well as other leaders across the globe.

Multipliers and Impact Players, in my opinion, are essential reads for both the aspiring and seasoned leader.
Highly recommended!

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  • 02-01-2022

Practical, superbly researched

This is a clever book with excellent examples and research that is very current. it's not been easy to access the accompanying workbook but looking forward to testing it out.

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