Personal Impact

To achieve excellence as an individual contributor or emerging leader and have a positive, long-term impact on the organization, one must be able to

  • Establish personal credibility through trust and respect.
  • Build productive relationships with others.
  • Effectively manage adversity and change.
  • Consistently act with purpose, principles, and values.
  • Develop self- and social awareness.

The question is how best to access and utilize the internal reservoir of personal talents, attributes, and experiences of team members and leaders so that everyone is making a positive, long-term impact on the business. Even the most successful business leaders sometimes need direction in how to best utilize their personal skills to influence others for results.

The Personal Impact Workshop is ideal for individual contributors, emerging leaders, or new leaders who need to develop their ability to influence others and become star employees. The program introduces the critical skills and competencies that people working in modern organizations need in order to be influential, initiate change, manage themselves and their situations, build strong connections with others, and achieve exceptional levels of performance. The workshop focuses on the core skill sets that are essential to having personal impact, and participants engage in extensive personal impact analysis and self-discovery so they are more aware of their strengths and opportunities for development. After completing CMOE’s personal impact development coursework, participants can approach each day and task with greater awareness and a commitment to personal and professional excellence.

Objectives & Outcomes

Participants in the Personal Impact workshop learn how to

  • Establish personal credibility by leveraging strengths and improving in areas needing further development.
  • Cultivate collaborative and respectful relationships with others that will add value to their career and the organization.
  • Communicate more effectively.
  • Position and promote ideas and proposals so they are more likely to be accepted by others.
  • Anticipate and lead productive change in the organization.
  • Value individual differences and styles.
  • Increase personal resiliency and patience.
  • Regulate emotions and reactions.
  • Embrace knowledge and build a commitment to personal learning and growth.

Our Approach

We make our learning experiences highly interactive by taking the concepts and skills and converting them into a practical processes and tools that are directly applicable and transferable to the workplace. We provide ongoing development plans and guides so participants can sustain what they have learned. The Personal Impact program includes exercises, case studies, discussions, and assessments to help participants engage in self-discovery and determine how they can personally incorporate the concepts into the way they operate on a day-to-day basis. This methodology allows participants to see when and how they can use the skills and tools, resulting in increased credibility, strong relationships, and better results.

Gallup research indicates that “only 21% of employees strongly agree that their organization is committed to building the strengths of each employee.” The Personal Impact workshop is a way to develop the organization’s talent and communicate the value of having a learning organization. Contact CMOE to learn more about this powerful course and the options for introducing these skills and tools into your organization.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are only small matters compared to what lies within us.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Some say adversity grinds you down. Others say it polishes you up… it depends on what you’re made of and how you choose to attack the adversity that comes your way.”

~ Unknown

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Personal Impact?

Personal impact refers to the way a person influences, motivates, or engages others—either positively or negatively. When you demonstrate the ability to share your talents and use the power of relationships to influence others and drive results for yourself, people around you, and the organization, you have a positive personal impact. People with personal impact have the characteristics and competencies needed to step forward, initiate change, introduce new ideas, and work effectively with others to make things happen. When you have personal impact, you combine your skills, knowledge, and experience with personal values and qualities that enable you to produce results through other people—even people with whom you do not have authority. The principles and practices of effective personal impact govern every action, communication, and decision. These core principles serve as a guide and approach to business and life and are key to building a career with greater meaning and purpose.

How Can I Improve My Personal Impact on Others and Our Business Culture?

As people strengthen their personal impact, an organization is better positioned to operationalize the skills people have. CMOE’s original research for discovering how practitioners of personal impact think and what they do revealed some key skill sets that make them successful.

To improve your personal impact and ability to naturally influence other leaders or team members, you must clearly identify your personal set of core principles and code of conduct that guides you each day. Next, identify the behaviors you believe will improve relationships, strengthen trust, and establish credibility with others.

Consider asking and answering these questions as you embark on improving your personal impact:

  1. What am I doing today to enable the success of others?
  2. What personal behaviors and actions will better support the vision, mission, and goals of the organization?
  3. What do I believe in and stand for in my life as I work and interact with others?
  4. What are my strengths? How can I better leverage those to achieve desired results?
  5. What are my opportunities for improvement? What steps will I take to improve?
  6. What can I do to manage adversity, manage emotions, and overcome challenges?
  7. How can I cultivate collaboration, tap into diverse perspectives, and build respectful relationships with others?

Finally, make a choice to take one or more actions each day that will personally impact the organization and influence the people you serve and are served by.

How Do You Measure Personal Impact?

One way to measure and understand the degree of influence and personal impact occurring in an organization is to deploy and review employee engagement surveys or other similar feedback tools like an employee experience assessment. This will give the organization an overarching measurement for the entire organization. Leadership 360 assessments or Employee Performance assessments are other helpful measurement tools. Some organizations choose to have a custom designed measurement tool that looks specifically at the dimensions associated with personal impact.

As you review the data and feedback that come from assessments or other measurement tools, examine the areas of leadership and culture practices that receive a high score. Those scores indicate areas where a commitment to people and culture are working favorably in the organization. Then, look for opportunities for improvement which can become the focus of development initiatives.

When analyzing the data, reflect on:

  • What would a collaborative, people-centered culture initiative or development specifically do for leaders and team members?
  • What tangible and intangible measures need to be put in place to engage in leadership and team-member development?
  • What development programs and tools do we have now that support a culture where team members and leaders can influence each other and have personal impact?
  • What are the critical few skill areas related to personal impact that are lacking in the organization?

Delivery Options

In order to meet the specific needs of each client we partner with and make the most of the learning and development investment, CMOE offers programs in the following formats and lengths:

Instructor-led training (delivered onsite by a CMOE subject matter expert/facilitator)
Digital learning program (self-paced or live)
Blended and layered solution (combining instructor-led training and digital learning)
Train the trainer services (certifying internal trainers in CMOE's world-class programs)
Curriculum integration (deliver the topic in conjunction with another topic or event or build it into a development curriculum)
4-16 hours (8 hours preferred) for instructor-led variable for digital learning

Contact a CMOE Client Services Specialist to discuss a targeted solution that is right for your organization.

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