• by Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by John Meagher
  • 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Are you a genius or a genius maker?
We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need 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, lightbulbs 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 and management consultant Greg McKeown explore 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.
In analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman and McKeown have identified five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed, they are skills and practices that everyone can learn to use - even lifelong and recalcitrant Diminishers. Lively, real-world case studies and practical tips and techniques bring to life each of these principles, showing you how to become a Multiplier too, whether you are a new or an experienced manager. Just imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Multipliers will show you how.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Learn how to not strip your productivity away.

The book is a positive outlook of how to avoid being a one man control freak. And again it is a positive approach to a negative problem. It should also be noted that the multiple is 2 times. Not a 3x or 10x type approach but in addition to learning how to work with people in leadership from this perspective the book also covers how to keep people on a team and attract new ones if the concepts are understood.
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- John

Hard to come by a good management book

What made the experience of listening to Multipliers the most enjoyable?

I've listened to several books about leadership and management, till now I wasn't able to recommend a really good one. (maybe with the exception the books of Jim Collins but they are applicable only for highly ranked organizational leaders)
It is even harder to find books that are based on empirical research and able to backup the text with actual data and numbers.
And so, I felt the book is very practical and it made me ask myself very hard questions:
Is it possible to be a multiplier as a manager and diminisher as a team member?
I'm now more aware to many of my "diminisher " behaviors and trying to avoid them as much as possible.
I've also recommended the books to several colleagues and good really good feedbacks.
really inspiring, highly recommended.

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- Niv "34 year old, married +2 wonderful kids. Like fantasy and self development: moral, humility, listening, relationship, kids education etc"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-18-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio