Posts Categorized: The Wiseman Group

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

Interview with a Multiplier Leader: Kaiser, Lieutenant Colonel USAF

By Karina Wilhelms
Originally published on April 10th, 2017

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This year we added a new category to our Multiplier of the Year contest. The clear winner of the new Military/Government category was Mark “Kaiser” Schmidt, Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Air Force.

Here’s what his nominator had to say about him:

“Kaiser is the epitome of a military Multiplier. As a commander, Kaiser created a positive work environment that questioned the status quo, welcomed bottom-up feedback, and purposely developed young leaders. His influence and leadership stretches the minds and capabilities of his people. As a Challenger, he seeks opportunities … 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

Want More Engaged Employees? Stop Being Such An Optimist

By Karen Tiber Leland President, Sterling Marketing Group
Originally Posted on inc.com
May 30th, 2017

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A decade of research shows why a sunny outlook may not be the best way to lead.

Decades ago, when I was just beginning my journey as a management consultant, I had the good fortune to work with Liz Wiseman, who at the time was the Director of Learning and Development for Oracle. Since then she has gone on to found The Wiseman Group and author several best-selling books including the newly released 2nd edition of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone SmarterRead the rest

Liz Wiseman’s 5 Secrets To Make Your Team Smarter

By Kevin Kruse
Originally Posted on forbes.com
May 17th, 2017

What are the five secrets to unleashing the genius in others?

Have you had that boss that you would fear to throw ideas at? A leader that sucked all the energy out of the room, and always seemed to engage in a battle of the wits? You aren’t alone. There are several ways bosses, and even ourselves, can engage in behavior that leaves our team to feel diminished. But there are ways around it.

Liz Wiseman worked at Oracle for 17 years, is one of the Top 10 Leadership Thinkers … Read the rest

Why Moms Make Better Bosses

By Liz Wiseman
Originally Posted on fortune.com
May 14th, 2017

A senior executive I worked with confessed one of his hiring secrets to me: When it came to the key management jobs on his team, he almost exclusively hired parents. He claimed, “They tend to have a certain wisdom you gain by raising children.”

While parenting certainly isn’t the only way to gain management wisdom, his observation has merit. In my research studying the best business managers, I, too, have noticed an interesting crossover—their leadership profile is remarkably similar to that of great parents: Both set high expectations, offer stretch … Read the rest

Accountability: The Path to Getting Things Done

By Yolanda Elliott, Master Multiplier Practitioner,
April 10th, 2017

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We all want to be Multiplier leaders. But there are times that even when we are legitimately doing our best to lead, those we manage still are not getting the job done.
Throughout my years of working with managers and leaders, I have been presented with the question, “How do you deal with people who do not want to do their work?”

In response, I try to spark curiosity and question asking in the manager, such as:

• Have the goals, expectations and outcomes been stated with enough clarity? And, are … Read the rest

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