Posts Tagged: leadership

Why You Need Rookies On Your Team

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By Liz Wiseman
This is an excerpt from the Harvard Business Review and was originally published October 2, 2014.

Hiring managers often view newcomers to their organizations as not only long-term assets but also short-term burdens: people who need to be inducted, trained, and given lighter loads as they get up to speed, inevitably slowing everyone else down.

But that doesn’t have to be the case. In my research studying how inexperienced people tackle tough challenges, I’ve consistently found that rookies (whether they are freshly minted university graduates or experienced professionals coming from other organizations or functions) are surprisingly strong … Read the rest

Three Ways Smartwatch Upstarts Can Survive the Apple-anche

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By Liz Wiseman
This is an excerpt from TIME Magazine and was originally published September 10, 2014.

The little guys who were on their way up the mountain now have to fight for air.

The wearables market is technology’s latest battleground with small upstarts like Pebble and Omate, as well as early entrances from big players like LG, Samsung, and Google. Today, with their announcement of the Apple Watch, Tim Cook officially entered the race and upped the ante with Apple Pay. With Apple in the game, can a young, upstart company like Pebble, maker of the popular Pebble Steel … Read the rest

The Logic of Multiplication in Management

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By Elise Foster and Liz Wiseman
This is an excerpt from AASA.org and was originally published August, 2014.

How does a school system leader tap into the latent talent that sits inside the district?

At a time when expectations are rising while funding is plummeting, doing more with less has become standard operating procedure. Administrators from all corners are feeling the burden — if not in navigating a complex funding formula, then addressing teacher quality or ensuring all students graduate college and career ready.

The natural responses from education leaders weighed down by enormous challenges and work demands include the … Read the rest

Smart Leaders Get More Out of the Employees They Have

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By Liz Wiseman

This is an excerpt from VitalSmarts online magazine “Trainer Talk.

Where do you turn for the resources you need to fuel growth? Do you hire new talent, or ask for more from your existing employees?

In growing companies, the temptation to fuel growth by hiring new talent is almost irresistible. The hiring path is especially compelling for hot growth companies; they are inherently attractive employers and can afford new resources. But before calling the recruiter, perhaps you should consider how completely you are using the resources already inside of your organization. You probably know how … Read the rest

The Accidental Diminisher Poster Download

Over the past several months we have received an incredible amount of interest surrounding the Accidental Diminisher Infographic. People want to know where they can get a copy to print and hang on their office wall!

Click the link below to download and print the 11×17 Accidental Diminisher Poster.

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Download a PDF of the Accidental Diminisher Infographic Poster here.

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Liz Wiseman Recognized By Thinkers50 As Top Leadership Thinker

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Based on the original thinking and rigorous research behind Multipliers and The Wiseman Group, Liz Wiseman has been listed on the Thinkers50 rankings and named one of the Top 10 Leadership Thinkers in the world!

We sincerely want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for Liz Wiseman and Multipliers. This would not have been made possible without your support and enthusiasm sharing these ideas.

The Wiseman Group would also like to congratulate Clay Christensen, who ranked as the #1 management thinker in 2011 and again in 2013. We are proud to have some of his great … Read the rest

How To Play To Others’ Intelligence

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Click this link to read ‘How To Play To Others’ Intelligence‘, an interview with Liz Wiseman featured in the Washington Post.

Liz Wiseman discusses her management theories with Tom Fox, a guest writer for On Leadership and vice president for leadership and innovation at the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service. Fox also heads up their Center for Government Leadership.

Take a Job You Aren’t Qualified For

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Have you ever turned down a job because you believed you may not be qualified for it?

Read Liz Wiseman’s new blog Take A Job You Aren’t Qualified For and add some tools to your job searching tool belt. Discover how stepping out of your comfort zone can lead to exhilarating growing opportunities.

Published on mariashriver.com, a place for inspirational stories from architects of change.

Shopping for Your Next (Multiplier) Boss

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by Rob DeLange, September 2013

Have you ever been in a job interview at that critical point when the interviewer makes that timeless inquiry: “Do you have any questions for me?”  Some people use that opening to ask about team characteristics and more specifics about the job.  While those things are important, remember also that this is a perfect time to find out if the hiring manager tends to lead like a Diminisher or a Multiplier.

There’s a lot at stake—not only your future job satisfaction, but also the trajectory of your career.  You may recall from Multipliers: How Read the rest

Your Optimism Might Be Stifling Your Team

Is it possible that a can-do attitude that worked so well for you as an individual contributor may actually work against you as a leader?

Check out Liz Wiseman’s blog post on Harvard Business Review which outlines the pitfalls of optimism and how not acknowledging the downside can diminish a team. Find out how Nike, Inc.’s chief of global design, John Hoke, sparked a transformation in his organization once he realized the restrictive impact his and his management team’s optimism was generating.