Posts Categorized: Multiplier

How To Get Ahead At Work And Stay Happy: Liz Wiseman’s Interview On Fox Business

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!

2014 Multiplier of the Year Winners: Leadership Insights

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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.

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(Left) Business Winner: Susan Goss Brown, VP of Stores, U.S., Banana Republic
(Right) Education Winner: Judy Levinsohn,
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LDRLB Live Webinar: David Burkus and Liz Wiseman on Rookie Smarts

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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

The Leadership Power That Comes From Inexperience

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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

TEDx Talk Featuring Liz Wiseman: Living and Working With Child-Like Wonder

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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

101 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference

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Kevin Kruse (NY Times Bestselling Author, Keynote Speaker) and Inc.com have released the article “101 Great Speakers for Your Next Conference.” The Wiseman Group is honored to have Liz Wiseman appear on this distinguished list.

The following article was originally published by Jeff Haden December 19th, 2014 on Inc.com.

“I do a number of speaking events every year, and people often ask me to recommend great speakers. (Hopefully that’s not because they were less than thrilled by myperformance.)
Unfortunately, I haven’t seen as many people speak as I would like, so my list of suggested speakers is fairly short.

Fortunately, … Read the rest

The Agile Team: Why Learning Beats Knowing

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By: Connie Blaszczyk, Managing Editor, Monster Resource Center
This article was originally posted on Monster.com and published October, 2014.

In her latest book, author and researcher Liz Wiseman presents a solid case for why, in today’s fast-changing workplace, not knowing can be more valuable than knowing.

The book’s title echoes this message: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. In it, Wiseman presents a case for hiring rookies — be they young or mature professionals — who embody Steve Job’s now famous commencement advice to “stay hungry; stay foolish.”

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11 Great Business Books to Read Right Now

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By Jeff Haden
This article was originally posted on Inc.com and published October 31st, 2014.

Successful entrepreneurs and smart businesspeople follow a simple motto: always be learning.

There are many ways to go about it, but cracking open an insightful read is never a bad idea. Here’s a selection of great books on innovation, entrepreneurship, success, happiness, and even what makes different people tick. They may not all appear to be “business” books… but never forget that inspiration comes from many places.

Every entrepreneur is at some point a rookie, an upstart, an inexperienced person with a dream… and fortunately … Read the rest

The Traits That Lead to Success—And How to Tell Who’s Got Them

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By Laura Vanderkam
This article was originally posted in Fast Company and published October 28, 2014.

“Technology changes quickly. Companies implode and people switch jobs every few years.

If 30% of information in some fields becomes obsolete in a year, how long does expertise last? says Liz Wiseman in her forthcoming book, Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.

It’s not that expertise isn’t helpful, but success comes from constantly approaching work as a “perpetual rookie,” Wiseman writes, someone who is “living and working perpetually on a learning curve.” People who can do that will … Read the rest

It’s Time to Shake Up your Succession Planning

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By Liz Wiseman
This article was originally posted in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and published October 28, 2014.

“Too often well-meaning managers shield their employees from change and disruption, essentially placing a do not disturb sign on the employee’s door.

While employees may seem temporarily relieved, could it be that they are actually unhappy when they are cloistered and comfortable? When is it time to disturb someone, wake them up, and lead them into a discomfort zone?

My research focused on just these questions: When are employees ready to be challenged and how much of a challenge can they … Read the rest