Posts Categorized: accidental diminisher

Get Your “Rookie Smarts” On: Liz Wiseman and Buddy Valastro at RootsTech 2017

Originally Posted on familylocket.com
February 16th, 2017

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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

Let ‘multipliers’ multiply: developing the agency leaders of tomorrow

By Katie Scotland
Originally Posted on www.thedrum.com
February 28th, 2017

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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

Leading Like a Multiplier in the Public Sector: Learning from 2 Multipliers

By Jon Haverly, Master Multiplier Practitioner
February 27th, 2017

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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

Creating Debate to Improve Decision Making

By Liz Wiseman
Originally Posted on skillsoft.com
February 14th, 2017

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

A Brief Q&A With Liz Wiseman

By ache.org
February 1st, 2017

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Despite conventional wisdom, expertise and decades of hands-on experience may not always yield the best organizational outcomes. In times of extreme change, ultimate success may depend on seeing the world through new eyes.

Liz Wiseman, president of The Wiseman Group, will talk about how we are often at our best when we are doing something for the first time, during the Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon on Wednesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m., at ACHE’s 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. She will show attendees how to reclaim and cultivate this curious, flexible, youthful … Read the rest

The Wiseman Group Announces 2016 Rookie of the Year Contest Winner

By Karina Wilhelms
December 19th, 2016

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Menlo Park, CA – The Wiseman Group is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Rookie of the Year Contest, Kristin Hecht, who is a Multiphase Reaction Engineering Specialist in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Last year, Kristin found herself in a rookie situation. She was given the daunting task of establishing a research group dedicated to environmental engineering as well as starting a new masters program for international students at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. Because she felt “out of her league”, Kristin sought advice from a number of people with more experience. … Read the rest

The Continuing Tales of a Diminisher Dad

By Mark Sato, Master Multiplier Practitioner
December 14th, 2016

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I have the unique opportunity every day to work with diverse groups of smart leaders, discussing, debating and practicing Multiplier behaviors in order to amplify the intelligence of those around us. This wealth of experience should provide a practitioner the foundation to be more of a Multiplier him (or her) self, right? One would think…

My most important role is as a father. While my wife would certainly qualify for “Multiplier Mom” status, I often play the role of Diminisher Dad. Our two boys, ages 16 and 12, are quite different … Read the rest

Accountability Problems: Who Owns It? 2 Key Questions to Rescue you from your Rescuing Behaviors

By Elise Foster, Master Multiplier Practitioner
September 29th, 2016

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With business clients, I often have the privilege of participating in annual strategy sessions where division leaders roll out the annual plan, key objectives and milestones. You know these meetings – lots of fanfare, objectives ready for cascading, clarifying questions – all intended to set the direction for the year. Unfortunately, many times the initial excitement fades, and people go back to doing their job, while the annual plan collects dust on a shelf – until next year. But how can this be? Especially in organizations where holding others accountable is … Read the rest

What Giving a Presentation I Knew Nothing About Taught Me About True Confidence

By Liz Wiseman
Originally Posted on Forbes.com
August 20th, 2016

In fast times, it’s not what you know that matters.

We’re all familiar with that sinking feeling of being in over our heads or frozen with fear while staring at a monster challenge that seems impossible to conquer.

For me, the horror show began with a seemingly simple request. I was invited to speak at a business forum in Seoul celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Park Geun-hye, Korea’s first female head of state. The conference would be a gathering of Korea’s top business leaders, government dignitaries, and some … Read the rest

The Shadow Diminisher

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By Rob DeLange, Master Multiplier Practitioner
Aug 1st, 2016

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Most of us have experienced two very different types of leaders: Multipliers (leaders who make the people around them smarter and more capable) and Diminishers (those who believe that they are perpetually smarter than others and thereby squash the intelligence of those they lead). Liz Wiseman showed in Multipliers that when people managers embrace the mindset and practices of the Multiplier, they get vastly superior results from their people.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where Diminishers seem to outnumber the Multipliers, which is why so many people are looking beyond … Read the rest