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
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“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
“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
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
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
October 13th, 2015
Liz Wiseman stopped by Fox Business and Fox and Friends last week to discuss the Randstad survey on job satisfaction.
The Randstad study surveyed 11,000 workers and states that:
26% Left job due to lack of advancement.
23% Blamed low pay.
19% Left due to poor leadership.
Liz spoke with Fox and Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck on how to get ahead at work and stay happy!
This February, The Wiseman Group concluded the prestigious 2014 Multiplier of the Year Award.
Now, for the first time in the history of the award, we are proud to present Multiplier of the Year Leadership Insights, two leadership essays written by the winners of this year’s contest.
These two captivating and passionate expositions, written by Susan Brown and Judy Levinsohn, are guaranteed to resonate not only with successful leaders, but help to provide insight for anyone on their own leadership journey.
(Left) Business Winner: Susan Goss Brown, VP of Stores, U.S., Banana Republic
(Right) Education Winner: Judy Levinsohn, … Read the rest
By David Burkus
Originally published February 10th, 2015 in LDRLB.
David Burkus is passionate about leadership, innovation, and strategy. He’s made it his purpose to facilitate the transfer of good ideas and focused on filling that gap between what science knows and what we most often do.
Burkus is the author of The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies Generate Great Ideas and writes regularly for Harvard Business Review, Forbes, PsychologyToday and 99U. He is also the founder and host of LDRLB (pronounced “leader lab”…long story), a podcast that shares insights on leadership, innovation, and strategy.… Read the rest
By First Round Review
Originally published February 9th, 2015 in Fast Company.
“In 1989, Liz Wiseman took her first job out of business school at a mid-size startup called Oracle. With no previous experience, she was recruited as a technical trainer, charged with teaching programming to all of the company’s new engineering recruits. She admits she barely knew what the company did, much less how to teach engineers. A year later, she was promoted to manage the training department and make CEO Larry Ellison’s vision for what he called “Oracle University” a reality. She was 24.
“I really didn’t … Read the rest
February 4th, 2015
This week, TEDx University of Nevada published Liz Wiseman’s TED Talk: “Living and Working With Child-Like Wonder.” This inspirational video showcases Liz Wiseman as she shares her personal story of re-discovery.
Has the world become too familiar to you? Do you feel stuck? How does what we know get in the way of what we don’t know?
It’s difficult to let go of what we know and embrace the unknown. Let Liz Wiseman help you recapture that “Child-Like Wonder” in your job, by focusing on climbing new learning curves instead of only climbing up the career ladder.… Read the rest