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Give teams intriguing puzzles to solve: Part 3

By Jon Haverly
Originally Posted on govloop.com
Oct 30th, 2017

Return to part one.
Return to part two.


 

In part two, we continued exploring how leaders can drive engagement by giving their teams intriguing puzzles to solve.

Based on extensive leadership research lead by Liz Wiseman, a Top 10 Thinker, we have uncovered the three steps for setting a direction that invites people to solve hard problems:

1. Seed the Opportunity (Take a Bus Trip)
2. Lay Down a Challenge (Ask the Hard Questions and Drop the Agency Speak)
3. Generate Belief in What is Possible (Take a … Read the rest

Give teams intriguing puzzles to solve: Part 2

By Jon Haverly
Originally Posted on govloop.com
Oct 30th, 2017

Return to part one.
Continue to part three.


 

In part one, we began exploring how leaders can drive engagement by giving their teams intriguing puzzles to solve.

Based on extensive leadership research lead by Liz Wiseman, a Top 10 Thinker, we have uncovered the three steps for setting a direction that invites people to solve hard problems:

1. Seed the Opportunity (Take a Bus Trip)
2. Lay Down a Challenge (Ask the Hard Questions and Drop the Agency Speak)
3. Generate Belief in What is Possible (Take a … Read the rest

Need a more engaged team? Give them intriguing puzzles to solve

By Jon Haverly
Originally Posted on govloop.com
Oct 30th, 2017

Continue to part two.


 

Let’s face it, engagement levels across the board for U.S. workers are frightening. Gallup has reported that only 29 percent of local and state government workers are engaged in their jobs — leaving an alarming 71 percent who are not. The implications are serious: non-engagement impacts government agencies through higher levels of absenteeism, turnover and safety incidents, which ultimately leads to a lower quality of public services provided to citizens.

On the encouraging side, higher levels of engagement have been correlated with positive outcomes such … Read the rest

Want to truly help your team? Stop rescuing them!

By Jon Haverly
Originally Posted on govloop.com
Oct 23rd, 2017


 

Hello, my name is Jon, and I am a Recovering Rescuer.

Do you have the reputation of consistently being the hero who jumps in and saves the day? When someone on your team brings you a problem, do you assume you need to take ownership for resolving the issue? Do you ensure your team is on the path to success by paving it for them?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a fellow Rescuer.

We commonly heap praise, recognition and promotions on leaders … Read the rest

Don’t be afraid of lack of experience, Liz Wiseman and Steve Rockwood say at RootsTech’s Innovator Summit

By Lottie Peterson Johnson
Originally Posted on deseretnews.com
February 8th, 2017

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SALT LAKE CITY — When Liz Wiseman was 24, she was asked to take on a job most people her age would quickly turn down because of lack of experience and confidence.

Only a year out of business school, Wiseman was asked to build a corporate university for Oracle, an online management training service. Her only qualification was that she “had recently been at a university,” Wiseman said during the 2017 RootsTech Innovator Summit opening session on Wednesday in the Salt Palace.

She faced many incredulous stares and skepticism … Read the rest

Liz Wiseman on Rocking Life like a Rookie

By Rhonda Lauritzen
Originally Posted on evalogue.life
February 8th, 2017

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Rookie Smarts: “Is it possible we are at our very best, when we know the very least? When we are rookies?” Liz Wiseman posed this question in her keynote address this morning. Her entire talk lit me up.

I have some personal experience being a rookie of late, after a big career shift from higher education to starting Evalogue.Life and telling people’s stories. After so many years of hard work, my day job finally got more comfortable, so I felt guilty giving it up for the thrill of building something … Read the rest

Liz Wiseman uses memes, viral video to teach Silicon Slopes attendees about leadership

By Herb Scribner
Originally Posted on deseretnews.com
January 20th, 2017

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Liz Wiseman didn’t let those in attendance at the Silicon Slopes summit fall asleep during her midmorning talk.

Instead, the president of the Wiseman Group, a leadership training company, spent her roughly 60 minutes on stage teaching about leadership with the help of memes, crowd surveys, person-to-person interaction and a rubber band-based game with a selected audience member.

Needless to say, the general session hall was buzzing with excitement during her speech.

Wiseman’s talk focused on how certain styles of leaderships could demoralize workers and when truly great leaders do … Read the rest

To Get Ahead, Figure Out Your Boss’ Biggest Challenge, And Solve It

By Whitney Johnson
Originally Posted on Forbes.com
January 2nd, 2017

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After the publication of the bestselling book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, and the launch of leadership research and development firm, The Wiseman Group, of which she is President, Liz Wiseman popped onto the scene as a leading management thinker, writer, speaker and trainer. She followed with Rookie Smarts: How Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work in 2014. Her leadership career follows 17 years of success at Oracle where she rose to become Vice President of Oracle University. How can we not love someone … Read the rest

Here’s the Leadership Strategy Nike’s CEO Uses to Make Employees Smarter

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November 14th, 2015

Nike is no stranger to Multipliers leadership. As a client of The Wiseman Group since 2011, it’s thrilling to see the lasting impact and success Multipliers can have when it’s infused into the leadership culture of an organization.

In 2013, Casey Lehner, Global Design Operations Director for Nike, won the Multiplier of the Year Award for business. When she was nominated, her co-workers said, “Casey empowers us to lean into the tension, take risks and iterate. Because she believes we are capable, we believe we are capable.” Almost three year later, Multipliers remains an extremely important part … Read the rest

Important Leadership Lessons – An Interview With Liz Wiseman by John Mattone

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November 7th, 2015

Last week, Liz Wiseman was interviewed by John Mattone as a part of the Expert Interview Series. The following is an excerpt from the article:

“We recently asked Liz Wiseman, best-selling author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work and Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, about her leadership philosophy. She said that the leader’s job is to focus the capability of the organization and set the challenge, adding that the best leaders bring out the best in others by creating an environment where people can contribute fully … Read the rest