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 loves an idea-rich environment. Ideas bubble up for them constantly, so they burst into the office brimming with new ideas to share with the team.

  • 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.

Take Action:
Run an Experiment

Designed to help ameliorate your Idea Guy tendency, this experiment will help you kick-start your curiosity by limiting your contribution to questions.

"Extreme Questions" Experiment

Slow your Idea Guy down by leading a conversation asking only questions. Download Experiment

Dive Deep:
Read the Book

Go beyond overcoming your diminishing tendencies and learn about becoming a Multiplier leader, someone who makes everyone around them smarter.

Report Back: 
Share your Experience

We're excited to find out how these steps went, so keep your eyes peeled for an email coming in the next few days with this final step.

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.

© 2019 The Wiseman Group. All rights reserved.

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