Thinkers50: Vote for Liz Wiseman

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The Wiseman Group is proud to announce that Liz Wiseman, our President, has officially been nominated for Thinkers50 Top Management Thinker of 2013. Launched in 2001, the Thinkers50 list is now the premier global ranking of management thinkers.

***UPDATE***

October 3rd, 2013

Liz Wiseman has officially made the shortlist of Thinkers50 nominees!

To view the shortlist of Thinkers50 nominnees click here.

To learn more about Liz Wiseman click here.

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Are Our Education Leaders Wasting Our Most Vital Resources?

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This past week, Liz Wiseman author of Multipliers and The Multiplier Effect was published in the Huffington Post for her blog entitled, “Are Our Education Leaders Wasting Our Most Vital Resources?”

An excerpt from the article:

“With schools winding down the year, the debate over the future of education is winding up. Collectively we face what might be the challenge of this decade: to rethink and revitalize education at a time when the life we are preparing students for is changing as fast as our budgets are shrinking. The political leaders and education pundits make a case for investment in … Read the rest

Unleashing Student Potential by Multiplying School Leaders

Unleashing Student Potential by Multiplying School Leaders

TME PanelistsEducation leaders from the Los Altos and Menlo Park school districts met with authors Liz Wiseman, Lois Allen, and Elise Foster on May 16th to explore a new model of leadership based on their recently-released book, The Multiplier Effect:  Tapping the Genius Inside Our SchoolsThe authors and participants engaged in a lively discussion about the impact that a “genius-maker” vs. “genius-at-the-top” style of leadership can have on teachers, students and the community. With a panel of school administrators and teachers, they explored practical ways that school leaders can incorporate Multiplier … Read the rest

Liz Wiseman Will Speak at the California HR Conference

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The Wiseman Group is proud to announce that Liz Wiseman, author of the WSJ bestselling book “Multipliers” will be giving the keynote at this year’s California HR Conference.
“The California HR Conference® by Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA) is committed to furthering the professional development of California HR professionals and to bringing new ideas and approaches to your organizations. They are building on 55 years of experience to present thought-provoking learning sessions, engaging networking events, and a vast exposition hall. Join over 2,000 HR professionals as they offer more track options, more schedule flexibility, and more ways to re-certify … Read the rest

Your Optimism Might Be Stifling Your Team

Is it possible that a can-do attitude that worked so well for you as an individual contributor may actually work against you as a leader?

Check out Liz Wiseman’s blog post on Harvard Business Review which outlines the pitfalls of optimism and how not acknowledging the downside can diminish a team. Find out how Nike, Inc.’s chief of global design, John Hoke, sparked a transformation in his organization once he realized the restrictive impact his and his management team’s optimism was generating.… Read the rest

Meet the 2012 Education Multiplier of the Year, Erik Burmeister, Hillview Middle School

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Erik Burmeister, principal of the Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park, was honored as the 2012 Education Multiplier of the Year in recognition of his ability to amplify the intelligence and capabilities of people around him.  Erik’s leadership style reflects the key Multiplier principal of being a “genius maker” by tapping into the collective intelligence of the teachers and staff to create a nimble organization and environment of innovation.

The Multiplier of the Year award is sponsored annually by The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley.  Erik was selected from dozens of nominees in … Read the rest

How Do Smart Leaders Fuel Growth In Their Organizations?

Maybe its not by hiring more people; maybe its developing better managers—managers who deeply utilize the intelligence and talent of their teams. Check out Liz Wiseman’s blog posted on Harvard Business Review which argues that too many organizations are out grocery shopping for new talent instead of opening the refrigerator door to see what’s already there. Find out how one group in Salesforce.com created the equivalent of 25 new headcount by better utilizing their existing team.… Read the rest

The Multipliers Bill of Rights

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by Rob DeLange, July 2012

Over the past few decades we’ve seen political revolutions sweep the globe, bringing down dictatorships in Eastern Europe, the Philippines, Libya, Egypt, and other nations. Seeds of democracy and freedom have been sown through these movements on a scale that is unprecedented in world history.

I believe a similar revolution is taking place now within the realm of leadership and management. Old assumptions, models, and notions about top-down leadership are giving way to a new paradigm called Multipliers, where the burden of thinking literally shifts from the leader to their people, and intelligence becomes exponentially … Read the rest

Signing over full ownership

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In a recent Multipliers seminar, an executive team contemplated the ways that they might be shutting down the work of smart, capable people, despite their very best intentions.  I was particularly struck by Alberto’s story.

Several years ago Alberto was a senior manager in a country operation in the European commercial division of a major pharmaceutical company.   His team was involved in an important, complicated business deal and the intricacies needed to be documented.  This deal fell in Alberto’s area of responsibility, so his boss Steve charged him with constructing the important letter.

Alberto carefully drafted the letter capturing critical … Read the rest

Liz’s Q&A with Jon Haverly, Senior Project Manager at Garnet River

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman demonstrates 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. I recently had a chance to connect with Liz and ask her a few questions about her bestselling book.

Thanks Liz for taking time from your busy schedule to answer these questions.

Q: In the “Instill Ownership and Accountability” section of Multipliers, you recommend letting people remain accountable for their actions and experience consequences. This

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