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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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By Niv on 04-08-14
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.
12 of 13 people found this review helpful
By Elizabeth Hamrick on 07-24-17
Would you consider the audio edition of Multipliers to be better than the print version?
Fantastic book on unleashing the potential of teams. Wish I had read this a decade ago and plan to work on honing the 5 disciplines: (1) becoming a talent magnet (2) liberating team members to produce their best work (3) challenging others to stretch capabilities (4) reaching sound decisions by facilitating debate and (5) investing in the success of others.
Would recommend to anyone in or aspiring to a management position, and also to anyone who is interested in increasing productivity and satisfaction within an organization.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Charlott on 05-31-15
A must read for everyone
I found this book after attending a webinar with Greg. My search for his other book lead me to this one, and am I glad I found it. This book has such great depth into what leadership is. They give hands on examples of how to lead as a multiplier and how to deal and not to deal with diminishers.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By B. N. Smith on 10-12-17
repetitive a good article overstretched
really interesting ideas but not enough content to justify the length. felt really stretched out and repetitive. the reading is a bit monotone as well so I found myself drifting. the chapter ends can be useful. there's a couple of good exercises and checklists.