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 organizationsgetting 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.
©2010 Elizabeth Wiseman (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
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"Learn how to not strip your productivity away."
The book is a positive outlook of how to avoid being a one man control freak. And again it is a positive approach to a negative problem. It should also be noted that the multiple is 2 times. Not a 3x or 10x type approach but in addition to learning how to work with people in leadership from this perspective the book also covers how to keep people on a team and attract new ones if the concepts are understood.
"Hard to come by a good management book"
I've listened to several books about leadership and management, till now I wasn't able to recommend a really good one. (maybe with the exception the books of Jim Collins but they are applicable only for highly ranked organizational leaders)
It is even harder to find books that are based on empirical research and able to backup the text with actual data and numbers.
And so, I felt the book is very practical and it made me ask myself very hard questions:
Is it possible to be a multiplier as a manager and diminisher as a team member?
I'm now more aware to many of my "diminisher " behaviors and trying to avoid them as much as possible.
I've also recommended the books to several colleagues and good really good feedbacks.
really inspiring, highly recommended.
"Good information but repetitive"
I met the author so I was really excited to read this book but finishing it was a challenge for me. It was dry, repetitive, and did not flow. If you are a business type it has good advise but you can skip large portions and still get the same basic idea.
"Either you multiply or diminish talent around you."
Yes. Great influence for up and coming or established leaders. Team concept.
Yes. It drives your mind to do more and accomplish more as a team for the team. It will exicte you.
Good listen. Worth every second. Good leaders will see many of these tendencies in this book in themselves.
"Great story about how easy it can be.... Action!"
Maybe, quick and easy to listen to.
would be great if the book came with some PDFs or some type of visual aid, pdf or summary of the book in PDF... perhaps a table of contents and chapter markers?
Excellent book on leadership. It gives a complete overview of the "Multiplier" principles, together with anecdotes and step-by-step guidelines. Highly recommended.
"Multipliers is a good read"
We can be diminishers without realizing it ... and this book teaches us how to become multipliers to those around us. An excellent resource for business and family!
"True to life"
This is not just good business sense, but good "life" sense. The author reminds us in these simple concepts how others want to be treated.
"Good insight to why you or team is being held back"
I enjoyed this book and think it will be useful to share with others. Much is common sense, but it puts it into words that makes it easy to identify with. I also liked they made a point to validate how the research was compiled and how the authors came to their conclusions. This is one of my favorite books I've this year and will likely reflect and re-listen or purchase the print version.
This book has helped me in my journey to becoming a better leader. I would recommend this book to every leader!
"A must read for everyone"
I found this book after attending a webinar with Greg. My search for his other book lead me to this one, and am I glad I found it. This book has such great depth into what leadership is. They give hands on examples of how to lead as a multiplier and how to deal and not to deal with diminishers.
it's an excellent experience listening to this stuff. new ways to think about leadership. Narration was awesome
A very interesting listen which has inspired much thought in both who do I know that fits the people being described and where do I fit on the scale.
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