Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Expert Series: Success, Happiness & Impact on Business. Part 4 of 4

Looking at the Big Picture: Success, Happiness & Impact on Business. Part 4 of 4

We began this 4-part series by looking at some challenging, yet utterly important questions: What is happiness? Success? Are you completely happy? Are you working on your ‘self?’ We looked for fresh perspectives, inspiration, and knowledge from Sherpas who have stood atop (and guided others up) the highest mountain in the world. How do the answers to these questions affect you, your relationships, and your organizations? What is your impact on business, or IOB?

IOB stands for an impact on business. When you deliver a positive impact on business, you are producing a significant improvement in the way things turn out for your organization. If you want to be happy and successful, then delivering a positive impact on business (IOB) should be your ultimate goal. This formula tells you how to deliver the biggest impact, right where you are:

Positive Skills + Positive Behavior = Positive Impact on Business (I.O.B.) ™

Positive skills: Leave skills out of the equation and performance will eventually fall short. Take an expert, well versed in her field.  She is the Vice President of IT in a large hospital.  Here are some of the skills she must have to be competent in her job.


  • Medical records regulations
  • Financials
  • Cost analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Network tuning

Positive behavior: Let’s look at the other half of the equation. Our vice president has five people reporting directly to her, with another 33 people reporting to them. She must lead, guide and motivate them. She will need certain positive behaviors, including:

  • Communication
  • Delegation
  • Problem Solving
  • Follow Through
  • Approachability

She knows all the ‘ins and outs’ of her profession. She needs certain positive behaviors in order to lead effectively.

True success comes from a combination of positive skills and positive behavior. Together, the two create a positive impact on business (IOB).

What happens to a person with great style and charisma, who lacks essential knowledge and experience?  What about someone who has great technical skills and no personality? Either one will be a disaster. Both skills and behavior must be positive in order to create a positive impact on business.

When you pull it all together and create a positive impact on business, you will also find yourself both happy and successful.

About the Author:

Brenda Corbett co-authored “The Sherpa Guide: Process-Driven Executive Coaching,” which has been used by ten executive education programs. The Sherpa certification is the only one endorsed by multiple universities. She has trained and certified executive coaches for Stanley Black & Decker, The National Cancer Institute, Toyota and US Bank, among others.

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The Expert Series is brought to you by choice Magazine as part of our ongoing efforts to bring opportunities for learning and growth to the coaching community. Delivered in four parts every two weeks, each series covers useful topics for business development and coaching insights, serving the needs of leaders in all areas and walks of life. Archived copies of the previous series can be found here.