Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

This leadership book supplements Topaz’s training and guides how to become a multiplier. Topaz creates multipliers. Multipliers help other people create success beyond their highest expectations and challenge people. The fundamental skill of a multiplier is curiosity. The core of our teaching is equipping every person we work with infinite curiosity. We help our customers create cultures of curiosity. 

Publisher Summary: Based on the research of more than 150 executives across 4 continents, Liz Wiseman discovered that leaders can be placed on a spectrum between two extremes: Multipliers vs. Diminishers.  Multipliers are leaders who bring out others’ capabilities and intelligence. They’re “genius makers” who multiply an organization’s collective intelligence. Diminishers are leaders who’re so absorbed in their own genius that they stifle others’, thus depleting the organization’s vital intellectual resources.

Key Takeaways from Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

  • A leader needs two or three strong disciplines to be considered a Multiplier, and the other disciplines can be just good enough. 
  • How smart you are is defined by how clearly you can see the intellect of others.
  • Uncover the native genius of others (something they do, not only exceptionally well, but absolutely naturally).
  • Give people feedback as guidance, not an order.

Author the Author

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.  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.

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