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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