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.
"Learn how to not strip your productivity away."
Rookie Smarts addresses the questions every experienced professional faces: Will my knowledge and skills become obsolete and irrelevant? Will a young, inexperienced newcomer upend my company or me? How can I keep up? The answer is to stay fresh, keep learning, and know when to think like a rookie.
"Unique concept and a great speaking voice"
Liz Wiseman can divide leaders into two groups: multipliers and diminishers. Multipliers will attract talent to them by their welcoming attitude and collaborative environment and encourage ideas and intelligence. Even though it can seem like receding into the background, Liz assures you that you don't have to be small to let others flourish as well. By being a multiplier, everyone on the team gets to look good.
Sometimes being inexperienced is more valuable than having more knowledge. In an ever-changing world, it's not what you know but how fast you can learn it. Liz Wiseman, author of three best-selling books, including her newest title, Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, talks about the importance of being a rookie in this episode of AMA Edgewise.