Posts Categorized: diminishers

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

The Accidental Diminisher Poster Download

Over the past several months we have received an incredible amount of interest surrounding the Accidental Diminisher Infographic. People want to know where they can get a copy to print and hang on their office wall!

Click the link below to download and print the 11×17 Accidental Diminisher Poster.

Accidental_Diminisher_Chart_Twitter_Version

Download a PDF of the Accidental Diminisher Infographic Poster here.

Read the rest

Liz Wiseman Recognized By Thinkers50 As Top Leadership Thinker

Thinkers50-Logo-withLiz-Sidebar-268x400 copy

Based on the original thinking and rigorous research behind Multipliers and The Wiseman Group, Liz Wiseman has been listed on the Thinkers50 rankings and named one of the Top 10 Leadership Thinkers in the world!

We sincerely want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for Liz Wiseman and Multipliers. This would not have been made possible without your support and enthusiasm sharing these ideas.

The Wiseman Group would also like to congratulate Clay Christensen, who ranked as the #1 management thinker in 2011 and again in 2013. We are proud to have some of his great … Read the rest

How To Play To Others’ Intelligence

Liz Wiseman Speaks

 

Click this link to read ‘How To Play To Others’ Intelligence‘, an interview with Liz Wiseman featured in the Washington Post.

Liz Wiseman discusses her management theories with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership and vice president for leadership and innovation at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. Fox also heads up their Center for Government Leadership.

Take a Job You Aren’t Qualified For

Growing Business

Have you ever turned down a job because you believed you may not be qualified for it?

Read Liz Wiseman’s new blog Take A Job You Aren’t Qualified For and add some tools to your job searching tool belt. Discover how stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to exhilarating growing opportunities.

Published on mariashriver.com, a place for inspirational stories from architects of change.

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

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.