Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

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.

Title:Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780061964398
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    Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter Reviews

  • Chad Warner

    This leadership book explores how to bring out the best work in others. There are a few good points, but overall I found it severely dull. It’s much longer than it needs to be, being filled with exa...

  • Jonathan Lee

    Good grief. This should have been a ten page (at best) pamphlet or research paper. Instead, it was turned into over 200 pages of making the same point ad nauseam. In addition, the personal stories wer...

  • Mara

    I think this is a book with a lot of descriptive power... I'm not sure there's a ton of huge revelations, but I really appreciated how this gave me language to talk about the kind of people I like to ...

  • Daniel

    Got 40% through this book and read the appendixes. What a complete horror show.It consists of hundreds of pages of anecdotal evidence presented as fact. The book boiled down to what sounded like someo...

  • Andrea

    I really enjoyed this book and I think that there is a lot to learn from it. The idea is that the best leaders aren’t the smartest people in the room, but strive to make their teams smarter. They do...

  • Shaw

    I learned so much from Multipliers. This book demands introspection which was painful at times but well worth it. I would consider this book foundational and a companion book for Good to Great and Min...

  • Nimmy Mathew (Kurian)

    Lots of good data and tips to become a Multiplier! Note to self to re-read this book periodically...

  • Blue

    Repetitive.This book kept repeting the same ideas over and over just slightly differently. The vast majority of that book was that repetition, still defining the terms multiplier/liberator and dimmini...

  • Brian Yahn

    The premise of this book is pretty simple: Most leaders have good intentions, but some traits we think of as "good" aren't so great for a leader.For example, if you try to protect your team from failu...

  • Terry

    GOD save the Queen!!!!! As a CEO of a non profit, I turn to books like this for a good reminder and sound advice. This book did neither!!! The concept of the book was good, but good lord, you can only...