Ep 014: Liz Wiseman
Leadership expert Liz Wiseman describes research around the management style of three types of leaders: The “multiplier leader” who amplifies the intelligence of the leaders around them, the “diminisher leader” who exhausts and frustrates the people with whom they interact and the “accidental diminisher” who unintentionally has a diminishing effect.
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The Wiseman Group
Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times best-seller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal best-seller, Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla and Twitter. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and in 2019 was recognized as the top leadership thinker in the world. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and a variety of other business and leadership journals. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford University and is a former executive at Oracle Corporation, where she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.
Parkcrest Christian Church
Jared C. Wilkins is the Lead Pastor at Parkcrest Christian Church in Long Beach, CA. He creates environments that are irresistible to life change through vision, teaching and intentional development. He has a masters degree from Duke University and has served as a Teaching Pastor and Ministry Director at Willow Creek Community Church as well as churches in North Carolina and Oklahoma prior to coming to Parkcrest.
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Leadership expert Liz Wiseman describes research around the management style of three types of leaders: The “Multiplier” who amplifies the intelligence of the leaders around them, the “Diminisher” who exhausts and frustrates the people with whom they interact and the “Accidental Diminisher” who unintentionally has a diminishing effect.
- There is latent and unused intelligence all around us.
- The best leaders use their intelligence to amplify the capability of the people around them.
- When you lead like a Multiplier, people around you actually get smarter and more capable.
- Multipliers believe people are smart and will figure it out.
- Diminishers believe no one will figure it out without them.
- Some types of Diminishers are empire builders, tyrants, know-it-alls, decision-makers & micro managers.
- Some types of Multipliers are talent magnets, liberators, challengers, debate-makers & investors.
- Diminishers get less than 50% of people’s talent. Multipliers get 95% of people’s talent.
- Accidental Diminishers are totally unaware they have a diminishing impact.
- Some types of Accidental Diminishers are the idea guy, always on, rescuer, pace setter, rapid responder, optimist.
- Are you leading like the genius? Or are you leading like the genius-maker who creates intelligence within those around you?
- It’s time we realize that the top of the intelligence hierarchy is the genius-maker, not the genius.
- Think about a job where you worked for a Diminisher and complete the items below:
Name of the job:What specific actions did the Diminisher do?How much of your intelligence did they get?
- Think about a job where you worked for a Multiplier and complete the items below:
Name of the job:What specific actions did the Multiplier do?How much of your intelligence did they get?
- Which of the following Accidental Diminisher types do you most identify with? (Click here to take the Accidental Diminisher Quiz)
- Idea Guy
- Always On
- Pace Setter
- Rapid Responder
- What is one thing you could do to work on your Accidental Diminisher tendency?
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