Accidental Diminisher Quiz

While the narcissistic leaders grab the headlines, the vast majority of diminishing happening inside our workplaces is done by the Accidental Diminisher—managers with the best of intentions, good people who think they are doing a good job leading.

Accidental or not, the impact on their team is the same – Diminishers only get ½ of the true brainpower of their people. Take the free quiz to see where you stand.

Impact Players

Impact Player Playbooks

Here You, too, can be an Impact Player. These playbooks will give you data-based insights and practical tools to help you take the lead, play bigger, and multiply your impact. In each, you will find a set of Smart Plays to implement the practice wisely, create real value for others, and increase their impact.


2023 Services – Learn How to 2X With Multipliers

Multipliers amplify the intelligence and capabilities of their team, inspiring them to stretch and accomplish more, while diminishers drain intelligence and energy from those around them. The Wiseman Group’s services can help you get the most out of your current workforce.

Impact Players

Building Upward Credibility – Impact Players

We asked 170 leaders (from first-line managers to senior executives) what their team members did that most frustrated them and eroded value.

These 15 credibility killers are nearly guaranteed to frustrate your leaders and those around you. Luckily we also include credibility builders! Follow these tactics to succeed at work and make yourself invaluable in the eyes of your organization.


Liz Wiseman at TEDx Talks

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world.


Multipliers 360 Assessment

Identify leadership strengths and potential blind spots.
Use our Multipliers assessments to find out from your team the ways your leadership is helpful and the moments when your leadership is diminishing.

Impact Players

Impact Players Keynote

What could your organization accomplish with access to all the capability that sits inside it?
In our highly interactive keynotes, participants will explore how they can fully utilize everyone’s intelligence and maximize their impact.

Impact Players

Impact Players Webinar

Harness your team’s capability from anywhere!
In our highly interactive webinars, participants will explore how they can fully utilize everyone’s intelligence and maximize their impact.


Multipliers – Chapter One Preview

Do you make those around you smarter? We’ve all had experience with 2 dramatically different types of leaders: Diminishers—leaders who drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them.

And Multipliers—leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. The world needs more Multipliers, especially now, when leaders are expected to do more with less.

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The Multiplier Effect

The Multiplier Effect – Chapter One Preview

The natural response from educational leaders who are weighed down by enormous challenges might argue that the only way we can make changes is through the addition of more resources.

Instead of pinning one’s hopes on the unknown cavalry of additional resources, a school leader might instead ask the question vice principal Paul Ainsworth did after reading Multipliers: “Are we getting the most out of our staff?” It is a very different question than “Can our staff work harder or more?”. Download a Chapter 1 preview to get started.

Impact Players

Practices and Decoys

This download contains two charts: A chart that summarizes the key differences in the behavior and beliefs characteristic of the Impact Player Mindset compared with the Contributor or Under-Contributor Mindsets.

And a list of the value decoys (professional habits or beliefs that seem useful and appear appreciated but that erode more value than they create) that can prevent people from contributing at their fullest and minimize the impact of their work.

Rookie Smarts

Rookie Smarts – Chapter One Preview

Has your knowledge become stale? For today’s knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery, leaving many professionals asking:Has my experience become obsolete or irrelevant? Will a young, inexperienced newcomer upend my company or me? How can I keep up?

Rookie Smarts is essential for all leaders to ensure their experience and workforce remains vital and competitive. Download Chapter 1 for free to get started.


5 Steps to Find Your Dream Boss

How can you assess whether you’re working for a boss who will bring out the best in you? What if you’re stuck under an unchanging Diminisher…or you’ve lost your job and are looking for the next right thing?

We all want a job that will bring out our best. But don’t just look for the right company or job/role; go shopping for your boss. Here’s a shopping guide that will help you find a Multiplier.

Impact Players

How To Make an Impact While Working Remotely

As companies reopen physical offices, the experiences of knowledge workers are more varied than ever: many employees can now choose to work in the office, from home, or in a hybrid combination of the two.

Some workers are embracing the increased flexibility and convenience of remote work; others worry about the remaining unknowns of this shifting workplace reality.

It is vital that employees find ways to work with impact, regardless of where they’re working from. 


How Can I Get More From My Team?

Multipliers operate as Talent Magnets to attract talented people and know how to access the “Native Genius” of everyone on their team. “Native Genius” is something that people do, not only exceptionally well, but absolutely naturally.

A Talent Magnet knows that genius comes in many forms, and they know how to uncover and access the Native Genius of others. Finding someone’s Native Genius is a key that unlocks discretionary effort.


How to Build Multiplier Habits

Changing ingrained behavior is rarely as simple as swapping an existing behavior for a new, more effective behavior. Without understanding the context of our actions, we typically revert back to our comfortable habits.

This tool will help you to replace your bad habits (especially accidentally diminishing actions) with new habits that will, instead, amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around you.


Are My Strengths Helping or Hurting My Team?

Narcissistic leaders tend to grab headlines, but the vast majority of diminishing is done by the Accidental Diminisher—good people with the best of intentions who don’t realize they’re shutting others down.

We all have diminishing moments that, accidental or not, impact your team the same— leaving you with only half of their true brainpower. This tool will help you identify your vulnerabilities and turn these situations into Multiplier moments.


30-Day Multipliers Challenge

There is often more intelligence inside our organizations than we are using. While some leaders make everyone around them smarter, others can have the opposite effect. This 30-Day Multipliers Challenge will help you address the behaviors that diminish others and replace them with Multiplier habits.

By taking this challenge, you’ll begin to: Tackle blind spots that shut down others, ask questions that spark innovation, and become the leader everyone needs.


Multipliers Reading Guide

The Multipliers Reading Guide is designed as a companion as you read Multipliers. Now more than ever, we need leaders to serve as true Multipliers, inspiring intelligence and capability on a mass scale.

Each section includes a reflection exercise to be done individually after reading the corresponding chapter in the book, as well as questions and activities for deep thinking and application, which are helpful individually or in a group.


Leading Remote Teams As a Multiplier

Now more than ever we need leaders who can both calm the storm and ignite the brilliance of their teams.

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