So you took the quiz and are an

Idea Guy?

Don’t stress, we’ve got your back.

Idea Guy

The “Idea Guy” is a creative and innovative leader who thinks they are stimulating ideas in others.

  • Intention: For their ideas to stimulate ideas in others.
  • Outcome: Their ideas overwhelm others, who shut down or spend time chasing the idea du jour.

Your Next Steps

Follow these steps to shift from Diminishing to Multiplying.

Get Started:
Three Strategies (2 min)

Liz Wiseman, author of Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, introduces the “Idea Guy” tendency and offers three strategies to combat it.

Dive Deep:
Run an Experiment

The “Extreme Questions” experiment will help slow your idea guy down by leading a conversation asking only questions.

Report Back: 
Share your Experience

As you take these steps, we want to hear about your experiences from "aha" moments to behavior shifts to team impact stories. 

The bestselling book that inspired the quiz

Written by Liz Wiseman, Multipliers began with a simple observation: There is more intelligence inside our organizations than we are using. Learn about the disciplines that set Multiplier leaders apart by fully utilizing all the genius around them.

The Wiseman Group is a talent development and research organization headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. For people striving to build a high-contribution culture, The Wiseman Group creates insights that ignite multiplying behavior, because developing and using talent is the ultimate advantage.

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Extreme Questions Experiment

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