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Publisher's Summary

A revised and updated edition of the acclaimed Wall Street Journal best seller that explores why some leaders drain capability and intelligence from their teams while others amplify it to produce better results.

We've all had experiences with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always need to be the smartest people 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 explores these two leadership styles, persuasively showing how Multipliers can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizations - getting 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 has 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. This revered classic has been updated with new examples of Multipliers as well as two new chapters - one on accidental Diminishers and one on how to deal with Diminishers.

Just imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Multipliers will show you how.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Liz Wiseman (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great addition to the mind

This is another great leadership book to expand the mind. It is a book that helps the reader bring together a number of concepts into one holistic picture.

Will be a book I read again and again.

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It's OK. Good insight but WAY too drawn out.

What was most disappointing about Liz Wiseman and Stephen Covey - foreword ’s story?

The findings were interesting but it was too long. Felt like the content was stretched for the purpose of publishing. This would have sufficed as an HBR article.

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Mandatory Reading for Leaders

If you could sum up Multipliers, Revised and Updated in three words, what would they be?

Understand Leadership, Sucka!

What did you like best about this story?

It provides a framework for leading different personalities and enabling their inherent talents.

What about Liz Wiseman and John Meagher ’s performance did you like?

Clearly presented and fluent. Honestly, I did not realize it was the author since many audible books are professional voice actors.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Turning opposition to symbiosis

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This book discusses Multipliers and their opposite, euphemistically named Accidental Diminishers. The Multipliers portion seems obvious, while the Deminisher side was eye-opening. Assuming the readers are mentally stable, invested in their company, and have a genuine desire to lead a successful team, applying the principles to your workplace will improve the culture.

My only negative is the excessive "name dropping" and repeated mention of accolades. We purchased the book, you've already sold us and you are awesome! Don't try so hard ;)

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Great book, it will help you realize the most team

Loved the book, it gave me a lot to think about and work on. In work and in life. “AUDIBLE 20 REVIEW SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY”

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Great book to aid in my journey as a leader

This was a great book for me! I could see both my multiplier and my diminisher tendencies and it has already helped me to see the genius in those around me!

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Now I understand why

incredible book. Very easy to follow. Offered practical advice and easy steps on how to become a better leader. I would recommend this book to anybody.

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Must read for all managers and leaders.

Love the contrast of leaders and help me assess my own capabilities to be a multiplier

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awesome perspective

my negative critisism is that it took a few chapters to understand the authors style. it was a bit of a struggle to get into thr book. that being said the book as a whole as well as the concerts of leadership is fantastic. thank you so much for writing and identifying these principals!!!

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Much needed insight into leadership and management

This book is a necessity for anyone in leadership or management to understand how to motivate your people, lead a team, build your organization and have each and every person feel like they are contributing their best work. There is such a lack of good management in the professional field and this book offers solutions to problems that most organizations face. Timely, needed and valuable information.

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I loved it, it was my first Audible book book book book book I've finished.

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  • Denis
  • 09-15-17

ready to be a better manager

excellent book, theory backed up by lots of real world experience and examples, loved it, one of those books you not put down until you get it finished

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  • David Parsonage
  • 06-27-17

Getting the best out of people!

Engaging and enlightening. How to manage for better performance and minimize the diminisher in you. Helpful hints and practices.