The Zing!™ Difference
By definition: Zing!™ is the ability to “override competing forces to positively influence others towards a greater social good.” Zing!™ is life and leadership with an exclamation point – color never beige. Zing!™ is a “serving” philosophy of life and approach to leadership that comes from within and directs people to ask, “How can I help?” instead of, “What’s in it for me?” It is not only a source of inspiration, but a promise to use one’s aptitudes towards the serving of others. Much like the “Fish Philosophy,” the Zing!™ approach to life and leadership encourages action, change, and a sense of responsibility to serve the greater social good. All leadership development curriculum outlines, products, and retreats connect to the theme of Zing!™ because it defines leadership as “influence.”
Part of the Zing!™ practice is to own the responsibility that comes with leaving one’s fingerprints wherever they go – intentionally and by accident. This belief is put into practical application terms through the Zing!™ Impact Equation. Zing!™ is created to quickly become part of a campus, conference, staff, course, professional development or organizational climate – an ongoing inspirational concept that spreads like wildfire. Participants quickly learn it’s always Zing!™ time!! Bright red Zing!™ buttons remind participants that it’s always Zing!™ time!
Zing!™ Impact Equation
With the publication of Nancy Hunter Denney’s third book, Zing!™ Your Life and Leadership: 21 Insights on Maximizing Your Influence, the Zing!™ Impact Equation was introduced as a formula for demonstrating how any individual at any time can exert more influence and override competing forces and obstacles to positively influence others towards a greater social good. The formula simply states: One’s ability to influence (or lead) is a function of their “personhood” plus their “environment of opportunity” plus their use of various learnable skills (called “insights”) minus “individual detractors.” This formula is an important part of the curriculum because it drives the content, recommended method of presentation, and order of delivery.