Posts Tagged: True Confidence

Liz Wiseman’s 5 Secrets To Make Your Team Smarter

By Kevin Kruse
Originally Posted on forbes.com
May 17th, 2017

What are the five secrets to unleashing the genius in others?

Have you had that boss that you would fear to throw ideas at? A leader that sucked all the energy out of the room, and always seemed to engage in a battle of the wits? You aren’t alone. There are several ways bosses, and even ourselves, can engage in behavior that leaves our team to feel diminished. But there are ways around it.

Liz Wiseman worked at Oracle for 17 years, is one of the Top 10 Leadership Thinkers … Read the rest

Why Moms Make Better Bosses

By Liz Wiseman
Originally Posted on fortune.com
May 14th, 2017

A senior executive I worked with confessed one of his hiring secrets to me: When it came to the key management jobs on his team, he almost exclusively hired parents. He claimed, “They tend to have a certain wisdom you gain by raising children.”

While parenting certainly isn’t the only way to gain management wisdom, his observation has merit. In my research studying the best business managers, I, too, have noticed an interesting crossover—their leadership profile is remarkably similar to that of great parents: Both set high expectations, offer stretch … Read the rest

Get Your “Rookie Smarts” On: Liz Wiseman and Buddy Valastro at RootsTech 2017

Originally Posted on familylocket.com
February 16th, 2017

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Think of a time when you were a rookie. What happened? How did you operate? What did you do when you didn’t know what to do? What were your aspirations? Liz Wiseman, author of Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, asked us these questions during her keynote address at the Innovator Summit portion of RootsTech 2017. Straight out of business school, Liz found herself a rookie in a fast growing company named Oracle. She had to learn fast and soon found herself heading Oracle University. Years later, … Read the rest

Let ‘multipliers’ multiply: developing the agency leaders of tomorrow

By Katie Scotland
Originally Posted on www.thedrum.com
February 28th, 2017

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At the end of last year, Simon Sinek posted a YouTube video to try and answer an often-asked question: why are millennials considered a ‘tough group to manage’? Viewed over 5 million times to date, Sinek’s video clearly hit a note. And he poses an interesting challenge to businesses to adapt and build the right environment and quality of leadership to enable young talent to thrive.

Iris’s growth from 6 to 1,000 people in 14 offices worldwide in 17 years has been based on a collective of talented, ambitious, entrepreneurial … Read the rest

Creating Debate to Improve Decision Making

By Liz Wiseman
Originally Posted on skillsoft.com
February 14th, 2017

There is a growing belief that good leaders are made, not born. We now know that leadership skills can be taught – that management practices can and should be refined and improved upon as leadership styles and behaviors evolve.

We are all too familiar with the leader who drains intelligence and capability out of their teams. Who, because of their need to be the smartest, most capable person in the room, often shut down the smarts of others, ultimately stifling the flow of ideas. These leaders—who we call “Diminishers”—underutilize people … Read the rest

A Brief Q&A With Liz Wiseman

By ache.org
February 1st, 2017

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Despite conventional wisdom, expertise and decades of hands-on experience may not always yield the best organizational outcomes. In times of extreme change, ultimate success may depend on seeing the world through new eyes.

Liz Wiseman, president of The Wiseman Group, will talk about how we are often at our best when we are doing something for the first time, during the Leon I. Gintzig Commemorative Lecture and Luncheon on Wednesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m., at ACHE’s 2017 Congress on Healthcare Leadership. She will show attendees how to reclaim and cultivate this curious, flexible, youthful … 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

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

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