Are you a genius or a genius maker?
We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, lightbulbs go off over people's heads, ideas flow, and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves to deliver results that surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now, when leaders are expected to do more with less.
In this engaging and highly practical book, leadership expert Liz Wiseman and management consultant Greg McKeown explore these two leadership styles, persuasively showing how Multipliers can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizationsgetting more done with fewer resources, developing and attracting talent, and cultivating new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation.
In analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman and McKeown have identified five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed, they are skills and practices that everyone can learn to use - even lifelong and recalcitrant Diminishers. Lively, real-world case studies and practical tips and techniques bring to life each of these principles, showing you how to become a Multiplier too, whether you are a new or an experienced manager. Just imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Multipliers will show you how.
©2010 Elizabeth Wiseman (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
The book is a positive outlook of how to avoid being a one man control freak. And again it is a positive approach to a negative problem. It should also be noted that the multiple is 2 times. Not a 3x or 10x type approach but in addition to learning how to work with people in leadership from this perspective the book also covers how to keep people on a team and attract new ones if the concepts are understood.
Excellent book on leadership. It gives a complete overview of the "Multiplier" principles, together with anecdotes and step-by-step guidelines. Highly recommended.
Yes. Great influence for up and coming or established leaders. Team concept.
Yes. It drives your mind to do more and accomplish more as a team for the team. It will exicte you.
Good listen. Worth every second. Good leaders will see many of these tendencies in this book in themselves.
GRI, SME, CDPE, Broker
We can be diminishers without realizing it ... and this book teaches us how to become multipliers to those around us. An excellent resource for business and family!
This is not just good business sense, but good "life" sense. The author reminds us in these simple concepts how others want to be treated.
Maybe, quick and easy to listen to.
would be great if the book came with some PDFs or some type of visual aid, pdf or summary of the book in PDF... perhaps a table of contents and chapter markers?
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