The Multiplier Effect

Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

How much intelligence do you get?

We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs 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, light bulbs go off over people’s heads; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire others to stretch themselves to deliver results that surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now, when schools are expected to do more with less.

Taking a deep dive with more than 100 of education’s best leaders, the authors explore the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and how these leaders attract and develop talent, as well as harness new ideas and energy to drive educational innovation. The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius in our Schools is an invitation to leaders across education to operate as Multipliers, accessing and channeling the intelligence, talent, and creativity of the people around them.

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    13 Strategies to Deal with Diminishers - Multipliers - The Wiseman Group

    Multiplier Development Plan

    Deciding to shift your weight is the first step toward leading more like a Multiplier.

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    Learn more about The Multiplier Effect and the value these leaders bring.

    What Our Schools Need

    Author Liz Wiseman explains why schools need Multiplier leaders.

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