Have you ever had a true mentor? Someone amazing, who you held the deepest, most authentic respect for – who also poured him or herself into you and your professional journey? I had that once – a person whose ideas about the world, the workplace, and me who not only shaped me professionally, but who played a vital role in the creation of the book Multipliers. It was something that he said about me that sparked the question core to the Multipliers research of why some people become smarter, even brilliant, around a great manager. My mentor has since died, … Read the rest
By Karen Tiber Leland President, Sterling Marketing Group
Originally Posted on inc.com
May 30th, 2017
A decade of research shows why a sunny outlook may not be the best way to lead.
Decades ago, when I was just beginning my journey as a management consultant, I had the good fortune to work with Liz Wiseman, who at the time was the Director of Learning and Development for Oracle. Since then she has gone on to found The Wiseman Group and author several best-selling books including the newly released 2nd edition of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter… Read the rest
What are the five secrets to unleashing the genius in others?
Have you had that boss that you would fear to throw ideas at? A leader that sucked all the energy out of the room, and always seemed to engage in a battle of the wits? You aren’t alone. There are several ways bosses, and even ourselves, can engage in behavior that leaves our team to feel diminished. But there are ways around it.
Liz Wiseman worked at Oracle for 17 years, is one of the Top 10 Leadership Thinkers … Read the rest
A senior executive I worked with confessed one of his hiring secrets to me: When it came to the key management jobs on his team, he almost exclusively hired parents. He claimed, “They tend to have a certain wisdom you gain by raising children.”
While parenting certainly isn’t the only way to gain management wisdom, his observation has merit. In my research studying the best business managers, I, too, have noticed an interesting crossover—their leadership profile is remarkably similar to that of great parents: Both set high expectations, offer stretch … Read the rest
By Karina Wilhelms
April 10th, 2017
This year we added a new category to our Multiplier of the Year contest. The clear winner of the new Military/Government category was Mark “Kaiser” Schmidt, Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force.
Here’s what his nominee had to say about him:
“Kaiser is the epitome of a military Multiplier. As a commander, Kaiser created a positive work environment that questioned the status quo, welcomed bottom-up feedback, and purposely developed young leaders. His influence and leadership stretches the minds and capabilities of his people. As a Challenger, he seeks opportunities to grow others … Read the rest
By Yolanda Elliott, Master Multiplier Practitioner,
April 10th, 2017
We all want to be Multiplier leaders. But there are times that even when we are legitimately doing our best to lead, those we manage still are not getting the job done.
Throughout my years of working with managers and leaders, I have been presented with the question, “How do you deal with people who do not want to do their work?”
In response, I try to spark curiosity and question asking in the manager, such as:
• Have the goals, expectations and outcomes been stated with enough clarity? And, are … Read the rest
Originally Posted on familylocket.com
February 16th, 2017
Think of a time when you were a rookie. What happened? How did you operate? What did you do when you didn’t know what to do? What were your aspirations? Liz Wiseman, author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, asked us these questions during her keynote address at the Innovator Summit portion of RootsTech 2017. Straight out of business school, Liz found herself a rookie in a fast growing company named Oracle. She had to learn fast and soon found herself heading Oracle University. Years later, … Read the rest
At the end of last year, Simon Sinek posted a YouTube video to try and answer an often-asked question: why are millennials considered a ‘tough group to manage’? Viewed over 5 million times to date, Sinek’s video clearly hit a note. And he poses an interesting challenge to businesses to adapt and build the right environment and quality of leadership to enable young talent to thrive.
Iris’s growth from 6 to 1,000 people in 14 offices worldwide in 17 years has been based on a collective of talented, ambitious, entrepreneurial … Read the rest
By Jon Haverly, Master Multiplier Practitioner
February 27th, 2017
Having spent the past several years working with government organizations leaders to apply Multipliers disciples, the question I encounter often is: “How is leading like a Multiplier different in the public sector than in the private sector?” Due to various organizational restraints many people believe that leading like a Multiplier is more challenging – if not impossible – in the public sector. I, however, have witnessed inspirational Multiplier leaders who demonstrate not only that this is false, but also utilize and demonstrate techniques that leaders from any industry can learn … Read the rest
There is a growing belief that good leaders are made, not born. We now know that leadership skills can be taught – that management practices can and should be refined and improved upon as leadership styles and behaviors evolve.
We are all too familiar with the leader who drains intelligence and capability out of their teams. Who, because of their need to be the smartest, most capable person in the room, often shut down the smarts of others, ultimately stifling the flow of ideas. These leaders—who we call “Diminishers”—underutilize people … Read the rest