Posts Tagged: leadership

Don’t be afraid of lack of experience, Liz Wiseman and Steve Rockwood say at RootsTech’s Innovator Summit

By Lottie Peterson Johnson
Originally Posted on deseretnews.com
February 8th, 2017

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SALT LAKE CITY — When Liz Wiseman was 24, she was asked to take on a job most people her age would quickly turn down because of lack of experience and confidence.

Only a year out of business school, Wiseman was asked to build a corporate university for Oracle, an online management training service. Her only qualification was that she “had recently been at a university,” Wiseman said during the 2017 RootsTech Innovator Summit opening session on Wednesday in the Salt Palace.

She faced many incredulous stares and skepticism … Read the rest

Liz Wiseman uses memes, viral video to teach Silicon Slopes attendees about leadership

By Herb Scribner
Originally Posted on deseretnews.com
January 20th, 2017

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Liz Wiseman didn’t let those in attendance at the Silicon Slopes summit fall asleep during her midmorning talk.

Instead, the president of the Wiseman Group, a leadership training company, spent her roughly 60 minutes on stage teaching about leadership with the help of memes, crowd surveys, person-to-person interaction and a rubber band-based game with a selected audience member.

Needless to say, the general session hall was buzzing with excitement during her speech.

Wiseman’s talk focused on how certain styles of leaderships could demoralize workers and when truly great leaders do … Read the rest

To Get Ahead, Figure Out Your Boss’ Biggest Challenge, And Solve It

By Whitney Johnson
Originally Posted on Forbes.com
January 2nd, 2017

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After the publication of the bestselling book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, and the launch of leadership research and development firm, The Wiseman Group, of which she is President, Liz Wiseman popped onto the scene as a leading management thinker, writer, speaker and trainer. She followed with Rookie Smarts: How Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work in 2014. Her leadership career follows 17 years of success at Oracle where she rose to become Vice President of Oracle University. How can we not love someone … Read the rest

The Wiseman Group Announces 2016 Rookie of the Year Contest Winner

By Karina Wilhelms
December 19th, 2016

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Menlo Park, CA – The Wiseman Group is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Rookie of the Year Contest, Kristin Hecht, who is a Multiphase Reaction Engineering Specialist in Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Last year, Kristin found herself in a rookie situation. She was given the daunting task of establishing a research group dedicated to environmental engineering as well as starting a new masters program for international students at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany. Because she felt “out of her league”, Kristin sought advice from a number of people with more experience. … Read the rest

The Continuing Tales of a Diminisher Dad

By Mark Sato, Master Multiplier Practitioner
December 14th, 2016

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I have the unique opportunity every day to work with diverse groups of smart leaders, discussing, debating and practicing Multiplier behaviors in order to amplify the intelligence of those around us. This wealth of experience should provide a practitioner the foundation to be more of a Multiplier him (or her) self, right? One would think…

My most important role is as a father. While my wife would certainly qualify for “Multiplier Mom” status, I often play the role of Diminisher Dad. Our two boys, ages 16 and 12, are quite different … Read the rest

Accountability Problems: Who Owns It? 2 Key Questions to Rescue you from your Rescuing Behaviors

By Elise Foster, Master Multiplier Practitioner
September 29th, 2016

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With business clients, I often have the privilege of participating in annual strategy sessions where division leaders roll out the annual plan, key objectives and milestones. You know these meetings – lots of fanfare, objectives ready for cascading, clarifying questions – all intended to set the direction for the year. Unfortunately, many times the initial excitement fades, and people go back to doing their job, while the annual plan collects dust on a shelf – until next year. But how can this be? Especially in organizations where holding others accountable is … Read the rest

What Giving a Presentation I Knew Nothing About Taught Me About True Confidence

By Liz Wiseman
Originally Posted on Forbes.com
August 20th, 2016

In fast times, it’s not what you know that matters.

We’re all familiar with that sinking feeling of being in over our heads or frozen with fear while staring at a monster challenge that seems impossible to conquer.

For me, the horror show began with a seemingly simple request. I was invited to speak at a business forum in Seoul celebrating the inauguration of President-elect Park Geun-hye, Korea’s first female head of state. The conference would be a gathering of Korea’s top business leaders, government dignitaries, and some … Read the rest

The Shadow Diminisher

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By Rob DeLange, Master Multiplier Practitioner
Aug 1st, 2016

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Most of us have experienced two very different types of leaders: Multipliers (leaders who make the people around them smarter and more capable) and Diminishers (those who believe that they are perpetually smarter than others and thereby squash the intelligence of those they lead). Liz Wiseman showed in Multipliers that when people managers embrace the mindset and practices of the Multiplier, they get vastly superior results from their people.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where Diminishers seem to outnumber the Multipliers, which is why so many people are looking beyond … Read the rest

Using Diversity to Drive Better Decisions: A Case Study from The Connecticut Department of Transportation

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By Jon Haverly, Master Practitioner for The Wiseman Group
June 7th, 2016

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When faced with making a critical decision that needs to be executed on quickly, the best leaders tap into the collective intelligence around them. We call these Multiplier leaders “Debate Makers”. To accomplish this, Debate Makers will engage experts on the particular topic to participate in the decision-making process through structured debate. They begin by framing a question and providing ample time for participants to gather data and prepare their opening position. During the debate, these leaders will drive a rigorous discussion by having participants explore the question … Read the rest

How to Convince a Hiring Manager You’re Qualified for a Job

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By Liz Wiseman
Originally Posted on Forbes.com
June 1st, 2016

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Even if you’re not.

Changing careers can feel daunting, especially the notion of trading in our hard-won competence for that feeling of re-found incompetence. While it’s easy to stick to jobs where we have mastery, is it possible that we can be at our best when we know the very least?

Surely you remember that feeling of being in over your head, tasked with something important and hard, and doing it for the first time. For me, I was just 24 years old when I was told I … Read the rest