Posts Categorized: Genius Maker

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Convince a Hiring Manager You’re Qualified for a Job

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By Liz Wiseman
Originally Posted on Forbes.com
June 1st, 2016

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Even if you’re not.

Changing careers can feel daunting, especially the notion of trading in our hard-won competence for that feeling of re-found incompetence. While it’s easy to stick to jobs where we have mastery, is it possible that we can be at our best when we know the very least?

Surely you remember that feeling of being in over your head, tasked with something important and hard, and doing it for the first time. For me, I was just 24 years old when I was told I … Read the rest