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Interview with a Multiplier Leader: Ken Fenoglio, VP of AT&T University

By Karina Wilhelms
October 24th, 2017


This year, the overwhelming majority of votes for a Multiplier leader in the business/corporate sector went to Ken Fenoglio, Vice President of AT&T University. It was exciting to see how many people at AT&T wanted to demonstrate their support for this inspiring leader in their company and share his example with others.

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

“Ken Fenoglio was a Multiplier before Multipliers were cool. Early on, Ken learned that amplifying others’ brainpower was more effective than having all the answers. As he progressed through corporate ranks, Ken honed Read the rest

Interview with a Multiplier Leader: Dr. Erum Shahzad, Assistant Principal MHS Texas

By Karina Wilhelms
October 24th, 2017


Dr. Erum Shahzad is one of those rare people who attended high school, taught high school and now is a leader – all at the same school! Dr. Shahzad is an Assistant Principal at Marcus Ninth Grade Campus, Lewisville Indpendent School District, located in Flower Mound, Texas.

Here’s what her nominator had to say about her:

“Dr. Shahzad is an unparalleled Liberator. She has a calming leadership style which yields trust from myself and other educators when working with her. With this, we take risks in our work with students, bringing innovation to education Read the rest

Leadership Strategies for Attracting Top Talent in Government

By Jon Haverly
Originally Posted on
Sept 21st, 2017

With the retirement rates across government continuing to increase, surveys show that recruiting and retaining qualified personnel is one of the most important issues facing government human resources managers today. While attracting top talent is typically seen as a function of human resource departments, managers and leaders also play a critical role in attracting talent to their organization.

Have you ever worked for a manager who you would follow if they left the department or organization? What is it about these leaders who consistently attract and retain top talent?

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A True Mentor

Have you ever had a true mentor? Someone amazing, who you held the deepest, most authentic respect for – who also poured him or herself into you and your professional journey? I had that once – a person whose ideas about the world, the workplace, and me who not only shaped me professionally, but who played a vital role in the creation of the book Multipliers. It was something that he said about me that sparked the question core to the Multipliers research of why some people become smarter, even brilliant, around a great manager. My mentor has since died, … Read the rest

Liz Wiseman Appears on “Money For Lunch”

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, Liz Wiseman joined Bert Martinez, host of the talk radio show, “Money For Lunch” to discuss “Multipliers” and “The Multiplier Effect”. In this compelling interview, Liz reflects on her own inspiration to write “Multipliers”, takes the floor to compare the difference between a Multiplier and Diminisher, and offers deeper insights into the unintentional actions of an “Accidental Diminisher”.

Running time is 20 minutes.

Liz’s Q&A with Jon Haverly, Senior Project Manager at Garnet River

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter by Liz Wiseman demonstrates how Multipliers can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizations—getting more done with fewer resources, developing and attracting talent, and cultivating new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation. I recently had a chance to connect with Liz and ask her a few questions about her bestselling book.

Thanks Liz for taking time from your busy schedule to answer these questions.

Q: In the “Instill Ownership and Accountability” section of Multipliers, you recommend letting people remain accountable for their actions and experience consequences. This

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Can You Diminish a Dog?

I’ve spent years studying how leaders can diminish the people around them.  But, after three days on a Texas ranch, I have to wonder if people can actually diminish their dogs!

Pete the Pointer.  Let me tell you about Pete the carefree pedigree Brittany pointer bird dog that lives on a beautiful ranch in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Pete loves to hunt and point game birds for his owner, Darrell Stringer.  As a pointer, he finds game birds on the ground and goes rigid, pointing in the direction of the covey of birds.  When the hunter catches up, the birds … Read the rest