Diminisher or Multiplier? – Liz Wiseman
President, The Wiseman Group
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Leadership and Strategy Consultant
Session 3: The Multiplier Effect
- Former executive at Oracle Corporation, a Fortune 100 company, she held positions as Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development for 17 years
- President of the Wiseman Group, a Silicon Valley leadership development firm
- Contributor to Harvard Business Review and author of the best-selling leadership strategy book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
- Liz coined the term “Multipliers” to describe leaders who amplify the intelligence of others utilizing specific practices to deliver twice the performance for their organizations
Are you a diminisher or a multiplier?
Liz Wiseman presented the definition and the case for being a multiplying leader. So challenging but so good!
Here are my notes:
There is more intelligence in our teams than we can see and are putting to use.
As a leader you can be a multiplier by using your intelligence to amplify and multiply the capability of people around you. As a result, the people around you do their best work.
- Create stress.
- Rarely ask people to solve problems they don’t know how to do.
- Delegate small decisions.
- Are empire builders.
- Decision Makers
- Believe people are smart and will figure it out.
- Invite people into the space of difficulty and challenge.
- Create owners, not hirelings.
- Are talent managers
- Debate Makers
Some of us are accidental diminishers – have a diminishing effect in spite of good intentions
Types of accidental diminishers:
- The idea guy
- Rapid Responder
Liz’s book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, is on the top of my reading list. This conversation is important to our health and influence as leaders. I encourage you to read it too!