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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!

Now, for a limited time, you can download and print the 11×17 Accidental Diminisher Poster by clicking the link below the infographic. For those of you who may want to save yourselves a trip to the printer, please check back in one week, as we also have posters that you can order and have shipped to your doorstep.

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Liz Wiseman Recognized By Thinkers50 As Top Leadership Thinker

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

 

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

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.

Unleashing Student Potential by Multiplying School Leaders

Unleashing Student Potential by Multiplying School Leaders

TME PanelistsEducation leaders from the Los Altos and Menlo Park school districts met with authors Liz Wiseman, Lois Allen, and Elise Foster on May 16th to explore a new model of leadership based on their recently-released book, The Multiplier Effect:  Tapping the Genius Inside Our SchoolsThe authors and participants engaged in a lively discussion about the impact that a “genius-maker” vs. “genius-at-the-top” style of leadership can have on teachers, students and the community. With a panel of school administrators and teachers, they explored practical ways that school leaders can incorporate Multiplier … 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.

Signing over full ownership

In a recent Multipliers seminar, an executive team contemplated the ways that they might be shutting down the work of smart, capable people, despite their very best intentions.  I was particularly struck by Alberto’s story.

Several years ago Alberto was a senior manager in a country operation in the European commercial division of a major pharmaceutical company.   His team was involved in an important, complicated business deal and the intricacies needed to be documented.  This deal fell in Alberto’s area of responsibility, so his boss Steve charged him with constructing the important letter.

Alberto carefully drafted the letter capturing critical … Read the rest

The Accidental Multiplier

People often wonder if they are Accidental Diminishers.  But, have you ever wondered if you might be an Accidental Multiplier—a leader who pushes out ownership and thinking to their team, because they can no longer do it all themselves.

One such leader is Dave Havelek, VP of Investor Relations for Salesforce.com.  Dave is smart and driven, often working from 7AM-Midnight—and beyond.  He is also a self-declared “super-stressed, super-opinionated” leader.

In his last meeting with his team before leaving for a five-day offsite, he ran out of time.  He got through the first four items, but number five was critical: How … Read the rest

Accidental Diminisher Seeking Reform

“Can a Diminisher really become a Multiplier?” This is, perhaps, the most common question we hear – in workshops, at speeches, and even on mysterious inquiries on our website.

Accidental Diminisher Seeking Reform. Several weeks ago we got a short, mysterious inquiry regarding executive coaching on the Wiseman Group website. It simply said, “Accidental Diminisher seeking recovery and reform” and gave contact information. Of course, I couldn’t resist calling to hear the story behind an inquiry so brief it appeared meant for transmission via Morse code or as a personal ad in the newspaper.

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Are You a Genius or a Genius Maker?

I know of a Stanford professor who is a brilliant thinker and renowned researcher. The unintended consequence is that he is so busy publishing papers, books and blogs that he has a tendency to overlook the brilliance in his students. Specifically, his PhD candidates confess to having no face time with their highly regarded academic advisor. He is so focused on building his own academic empire that he isn’t available to build the careers of the people around him.

Never Turn Away a Question. Contrast this with the late Rajeev Motwani, a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University. … Read the rest