I found this article to be fascinating. The answer to the question posed on Twitter relative to “how people measured impact”, the answer that best suited was “I measure Leadership impact by the # of my former reports who have ascended to equal/larger roles than I.” This, I believe is the true measure of one’s success, as well. While this is not directed to lawyers, it certainly applies, though not necessarily in the area of conflict resolution.
“Are you changing the world?” Is this a ridiculous question or the most important one to be asking? In a Red Shoe Laces time of great change where the future is unknown, many of our reference points for determining success are no longer adequate. We need a context for understanding where we are. We need to understand the difference we are making, and how to measure it.
Read the entire article here: http://weeklyleader.net/2009/measuring-impac/