Posts Tagged: leadership

Labeling the Native Genius

Native Genius Tag

By Yolanda Elliott
April 27th, 2016

Have you heard the phrase “Fish discover water last”? Discovering our native genius works the same way. Our native genius is so natural to us that we may not even recognize our own capabilities. We define native genius as something you do easily and freely – meaning you aren’t necessarily aware of it and you don’t often have to think about it.

I remember the day my own native genius was labeled by a colleague. Our team was discussing an interesting opportunity that we wanted to pursue. We had laid out some preliminary work … Read the rest

The 2015 Multiplier of the Year Awards

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April 4th, 2016

Each November, we invite people to nominate a Multiplier leader that they know for the Multiplier of the Year Award. One of the categories is business and the other, education. In their nomination, they mention why they are nominating this leader and how this person has helped to Multiply the genius in the company and/or community.

This year we had close to 90 nominees from all around the world! After the selection is made for the finalists, we put the vote out to our audience of Multipliers via social media and the Multipliers website. We received over … Read the rest

FREE Autographed Book – Liz Wiseman On The Finding Mastery Podcast

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February 19th, 2016

(Please note, as of 3/31 the contest has ended, but please feel free to listen to the podcast and take the quiz.)

This week, Liz Wiseman sat down with Michael Gervais, a high performance psychologist working with the Seattle Seahawks, as well as host of the Finding Mastery Podcast. This is an extremely unique interview with Liz Wiseman, as she discusses her childhood, how her journey towards Multipliers and Rookie Smarts began, and shares personal stories of growth and leadership.

As a thank you gesture for taking the time to listen to the entire 1.5 hour … Read the rest

Here’s the Leadership Strategy Nike’s CEO Uses to Make Employees Smarter

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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

Important Leadership Lessons – An Interview With Liz Wiseman by John Mattone

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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

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