What Clients Are Saying
See the impact that Multipliers is having on organizations around the world.
Casey LehnerSenior Director of Design Operations Nike, Inc.
Take a risk. Try something new. Iterate. If it doesn’t work, that’s OK. Learn from it and move forward. This is the philosophy of Casey Lehner, Nike’s Senior Director of Design Operations and recipient of the Wiseman Group’s 2012 Business Multiplier of the Year Award. The Multipliers book forms a cornerstone of Nike’s Manager Excellence initiative that focuses on developing people managers as a force to multiply team performance and fuel business growth through leading, coaching, driving and inspiring their teams.
Watch this video to see how Multiplier principles, applied and reinforced through leaders like Casey, have created a legacy at Nike which inspires teams to find their best selves and to think beyond what may be imagined.
Dan Leavitt and Heidi BrandowCurrent & Former Senior Manager of Learning & Development Banana Republic
Banana Republic rolled out Multipliers during a time of intense pressure when leaders were faced with the daunting task of turning around their business. By adopting the Multipliers model, leaders were able to reinvigorate the creativity of the organization and tap into the genius of their teams — even under extreme stress. Watch this video to see how Multipliers has become embedded in the culture of Banana Republic, not through a highly scripted implementation plan but through leaders who are living and sharing the Multipliers principles on a daily basis.
Rick HelliwellVP of Corporate Leadership and Talent Management Emirates Airlines
Like other fast-growth organizations, Emirates Airlines faced the challenge of hiring too many people too quickly while often leaving latent talent on the table. This strategy works in a strong economy but during challenging times, simply hiring more heads won’t deliver the business results needed.
To maximize the value of their existing workforce, Emirates invested in Multipliers training for their senior leaders. They were skeptical at first – were the Multiplier principles truly relevant, and could they be applied immediately?
The answer is a resounding “yes” according to Rick Helliwell, VP of Corporate Leadership and Talent Management at Emirates. Watch this video to see how Multipliers helped Emirates engage and capitalize on their existing talent.
Toby Jenkins and Adam FranklinCo-founders Bluewire Media
Toby Jenkins and Adam Franklin, business partners who lead Australia-based Bluewire Media, have put the Multipliers leadership principles to work in their growing web strategy firm. They used the Talent Magnet discipline to identify the “native genius” of every team member, discovering ways to utilize each person’s capabilities to the fullest. Watch these videos to see how Bluewire Media has used the native genius concept to:
Dr. Darrell KirchPresident and CEO American Association of Medical Colleges
Dr. Darrell Kirch, President and CEO of the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), recently called for a new vision of leadership at the nation’s medical schools and teaching hospitals. “Instead of one leader with special knowledge to be the ‘sage at the top,’ we need Multipliers who unleash others’ full potential and create an atmosphere of genius.” Check out this video to learn how medical school leaders can address healthcare’s more-with-less dilemma by moving from “Moses” to Multipliers.
Heidi BrandowLeadership Development Advisor World Vision International
World Vision International is an organization with wicked smart leaders and a huge vision – to help children, families and communities across the globe overcome poverty and injustice. Their leaders implemented Multipliers to tap into intelligence beyond their own and harness the brainpower of the communities they serve. According to Heidi Brandow, Leadership Advisor at World Vision, “the Multipliers plan is working.” Watch this video to see how Multipliers has empowered people in impoverished communities to contribute beyond what they thought possible and see the genius in themselves, thereby contributing to their own success.
Carine ClarkFormer SVP Marketing & Chief Marketing Officer Symantec
“When I came across Liz Wiseman’s book, Multipliers, I was fascinated by the research about Multipliers and Diminshers and the impact a leader can have on a team’s creativity, ideas, and even light bulb moments. It was eye-opening for me, and I’ve since had Liz present her research to members of my Marketing management team. I’d love to have her back in the future.”
Stuart WemyssAuthor, Smart Borrowers Handbook and The Property Puzzle
“I attended Liz Wiseman’s workshop with The Growth Faculty in 2010 and subsequently read her book, Multipliers. It is the best book I have read since Jim Collins’ Good to Great and it’s in my all-time top 5 business books. It has had a profound effect on the way I communicate to my team and even how I influence people in my personal life. As a professional services business our key success factor lies in our ability to achieve the best collective thinking and productivity from our team to solve our clients’ problems. Liz Wiseman’s book and workshop have played a huge role in this and I couldn’t recommend it more.”
Malte HolmDirector of Innovation Grupo Entero
“I would highly recommend Rob Delange and the Multipliers workshop to any business leaders looking to get high ROI on training. We’ve worked with most known training organizations, and this experience has been the one with the highest impact so far.” Watch this video “In Strong Company” to see how Grupo Entero created a Multipliers culture.
Bob DuplantierDirector of Human Resources Optovue
“We use Multipliers as part of our retention and people growth strategy. When a person first comes on board at Optovue, we like to set up their development plan using Multiplier experiments.” Watch this video “The Benefits of Training New Hires” to see how Optovue us a Multipliers culture.
Mark HechtLeadership Coach and Instructor Eastman Chemical Company
“Working with Mark Sato of the Wiseman Group has been a joy. He has enabled Eastman to implement Multipliers our way, internally with our instructors who know Eastman. In doing so he has practiced the foundational concept of Multipliers: Eastman is smart and will figure it out. With the valuable insights that we have gained through our certification sessions with Mark, we feel very well equipped to engrain the Multiplier effect within our company culture.”
Lori EmerickGlobal Director, Leadership & Management Development Nike, Inc.
“Liz’s storytelling, research and practical application have challenged our paradigms around effective managerial practices that will take us forward and develop our multi-generational workforce. Managers as multipliers will be a key lever in driving our business growth over the next few years. The dimensions of a multiplier are coming to life in a more powerful way than we had ever imagined across our global company!”
Janet Van HuysseVice President of Human Resources Twitter, Inc.
“You have NO IDEA how great that talk was. I have *never* been in a Tech Talk here where there wasn’t a room full of open laptops. Never. Not Obama’s CIO Vivek Kundra, not the Executive Producer of House or Adam Savage from “Myth Busters.” Not even Will.i.am. Twitter is a laptop open culture and you two managed to pull off what I thought was an impossible feat! I was impressed by the level of engagement and the number of questions at the end. You two are certainly a powerhouse!”
Bill CushardFormer Director, Training & Development Allonhill
“I brought Rob Delange into Allonhill to give a talk about the Multipliers to 70+ members of the management team, including the entire executive team. Based on the business challenges we had at the time, Rob hit the mark with his presentation. He knows his stuff, facilitated some excellent conversations, and engaged a tough group. As a result, we had managers talking about diminishing and multiplying throughout the year. If you are looking to develop your leaders, you must give Rob at the Wiseman Group a hard look. He and the program are original and excellent.”
Tim BrownCEO, IDEO
Shannon CarterCEO Competency & Credentialing Institute
“We have been fortunate to work with Liz in the design and delivery of many strategic initiatives. Her subtle but deliberate method of building leadership development into the work of solving complex business challenges has stimulated a new level of thinking and understanding among our board and staff team. It is a treat to enhance our abilities and strengthen our organization in partnership with someone we respect and enjoy so much.”
Ray LaneGeneral Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Former President Oracle Corporation
Peter FortenbaughExecutive Director Boys & Girls Club
“Liz’s experience, perspective, and energy were the catalyst for our strategic planning process. She drew out each person’s perspective and channeled the team’s effort to create a coherent, compelling mission statement and identity for our organization. We couldn’t have done it without her!”
Pam BrandinExecutive Director Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired
“Rob Delange did a terrific job, and everyone was so caught up in the concept of Multiplier/Diminisher that they’ll be thinking about that for quite a while. Every aspect of the conference exceeded attendee’s expectations, and it appears to be the best conference ever, in fact.”