Developing an “Impact” Mindset
February 17, 2020 In: Sound Bits
In this role, we constantly reflect on the meaning and relationship between innovation and impact. More specifically, what is the impact of the work that we—twenty-first century artists and ensembles—do on the world around us. In our opinion, impact can be viewed as the greatest gauge or measure of innovation.
This focus on impact reminded us of an article we read a few years ago by Kathy Caprino: 9 Core Behaviors Of People Who Positively Impact The World. Ms. Caprino is an author and success coach, whose work primarily focuses on the business world. However, her “9 Core Behaviors” provide a great point of reflection for artist-musicians, and ensembles:
Katy Caprino’s 9 Core Behaviors of People Who Positively Impact the World
- They dedicate themselves to what gives their life meaning and purpose
- They commit to continually bettering themselves
- They engage with people in open, mutually-beneficial ways
- The invest time and energy not in what is, but what can be
- They embrace critique
- The spread what they know
- They uplift others as they ascend
- They view the journey as the goal
- They use their power and influence well
How do you incorporate these behaviors into your ensemble’s mission? What are other traits of impactful work? Are there certain traits that are especially relevant for musicians and ensembles? How do we develop an “Impact Mindset?”
Read the whole article here.
Learn more about Katy Caprino here.