Posts Categorized: MultiplierEffectBook

Three Ways Smartwatch Upstarts Can Survive the Apple-anche

By Liz Wiseman
This is an excerpt from TIME Magazine and was originally published September 10, 2014.

The little guys who were on their way up the mountain now have to fight for air.

The wearables market is technology’s latest battleground with small upstarts like Pebble and Omate, as well as early entrances from big players like LG, Samsung, and Google. Today, with their announcement of the Apple Watch, Tim Cook officially entered the race and upped the ante with Apple Pay. With Apple in the game, can a young, upstart company like Pebble, maker of the popular Pebble Steel … Read the rest

The Logic of Multiplication in Management

By Elise Foster and Liz Wiseman
This is an excerpt from AASA.org and was originally published August, 2014.

How does a school system leader tap into the latent talent that sits inside the district?

At a time when expectations are rising while funding is plummeting, doing more with less has become standard operating procedure. Administrators from all corners are feeling the burden — if not in navigating a complex funding formula, then addressing teacher quality or ensuring all students graduate college and career ready.

The natural responses from education leaders weighed down by enormous challenges and work demands include the … Read the rest

Liz Wiseman Appears on “Money For Lunch”

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, Liz Wiseman joined Bert Martinez, host of the talk radio show, “Money For Lunch” to discuss “Multipliers” and “The Multiplier Effect”. In this compelling interview, Liz reflects on her own inspiration to write “Multipliers”, takes the floor to compare the difference between a Multiplier and Diminisher, and offers deeper insights into the unintentional actions of an “Accidental Diminisher”.

Running time is 20 minutes.

Are Our Education Leaders Wasting Our Most Vital Resources?

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

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

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

About the Multiplier Effect Book

New Book!

The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

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We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the Diminishers of talent and capability.

On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go on; ideas flow and problems get solved. … Read the rest