Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Jun 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Are you a genius or a genius maker?

We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, lightbulbs go off over people's heads, ideas flow, and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves to deliver results that surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now, when leaders are expected to do more with less.

In this engaging and highly practical book, leadership expert Liz Wiseman and management consultant Greg McKeown explore these two leadership styles, persuasively showing 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.

In analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman and McKeown have identified five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed, they are skills and practices that everyone can learn to use—even lifelong and recalcitrant Diminishers. Lively, real-world case studies and practical tips and techniques bring to life each of these principles, showing you how to become a Multiplier too, whether you are a new or an experienced manager. Just imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Multipliers will show you how.

  

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Good insight, but unnecessarily long. - Goodreads
The writing however...is a little boring. - Goodreads
Great premise but pretty repetitive. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Sterling Kump - Goodreads

Solid Concepts, too many examples, way to long for the need, good points to learn, needs work on how to supplicate. Book has great functionality for someone struggling with a coworker or boss, but how to apply is lacking. Thanks for the read Liz Read full review

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User Review  - Preston Law - Goodreads

First I thought "I'm a great leader!", then "I am a horrible leader!" I try to apply what I've learned every day. Read full review

Contents

the talent Magnet
33
the Liberator
65
the challenger
97
the Debate Maker
133
the investor
159
Becoming a Multiplier
195
acknowledgments
225
the Multipliers
245
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About the author (2010)

Liz Wiseman is a researcher, executive advisor, and speaker who teaches leaders around the world. She is a former executive and the author of the bestselling books Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named as one of the top ten leadership thinkers in the world.

Greg McKeown is a partner at The Wiseman Group, where he leads the workshop and assessment practice and teaches around the world. Originally from London, England, Greg holds an MBA from Stanford University.

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