How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Do you make those around you smarter?

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 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 explores 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.

Are You An Accidental Diminisher?

Meet The Author

Liz Wiseman

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.

Liz Wiseman: Author, Speaker, and President of The Wiseman Group


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Free Chapter: Dealing with Diminishers - Multipliers - The Wiseman Group

Free Chapter: Dealing with Diminishers

Explore how you can Multiply even while working with Diminishers. 

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

13 Strategies to Deal with Diminishers

Practical strategies to help you deal with diminishing leaders.

30-Day Multiplier Challenge - Multipliers - The Wiseman Group

The 30 Day Multipliers Challenge

Take this challenge to move toward becoming a Multiplier.


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Learn more about Multipliers and the value leaders bring as they tap into the full intelligence of those around them.

Dealing with Diminishers

 Learn strategies to deal with diminishing behaviors and help your leader shift from being an Accidental Diminisher to an intentional Multiplier.

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