I was in a discussion this week with a person who has moved between a number of organizations in their career. They stated when they wanted to evaluate their imprint on an organization they would put that organization name along with their own first name, into a search engine. So I tried it for myself – when I put “HP Charlie” into Bing -- I come out on top. When I put it into Google, I came in second.
Your ego falls apart though when someone with the same first name is placed in very prolific/visible role like happened to me when Charlie Feld moved into EDS a number of years back.
Maybe it’s just me but I’d never thought about impact assessment like this before. It was a verifiable and constantly changing way to assess your effect on an organization and its market presence.