The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

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by Liz Wiseman, Lois N. Allen, Elise Foster
     
 

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When you become a Multiplier, your whole team succeeds!

Why do some leaders double their team’s effectiveness, while others seem to drain the energy right out of the room? Using insights gained from more than 100 interviews with school leaders, this book pinpoints the five disciplines that define how Multipliers bring out the best across their

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When you become a Multiplier, your whole team succeeds!

Why do some leaders double their team’s effectiveness, while others seem to drain the energy right out of the room? Using insights gained from more than 100 interviews with school leaders, this book pinpoints the five disciplines that define how Multipliers bring out the best across their schools. By practicing these disciplines, you’ll learn how to:

• Attract top teachers to your school • Create an intense environment that demands people’s best thinking • Drive sound decisions by constructing debate and decision-making forums • Give your team a sense of ownership for responsibilities and results

Editorial Reviews

Daniel Pink
"Everyone's heard about legendary educators who turn struggling schools around. Is it the force of their personality? Sheer genius? Or does the secret of their success lie in their ability to unleash the genius in the people around them? The Multiplier Effect suggests that by changing the way you lead, you can amplify the intelligence, talent, and passion of your fellow teachers and together conquer the challenges today's schools face. This is sure to be an energizing book for teachers and administrators at all levels of education."
Carol Dweck
"A fascinating book that shows how mindsets shape the way people lead. This book will forever change the way we think about leadership in our schools and the mindsets we need to tackle our biggest educational challenges."
Bill Raabe
"The Multiplier Effect is a ‘must-read’ for all educators seeking to unleash the genius that resides in every student that crosses the threshold of the schoolhouse door!"
Ken Blanchard
"In 2010, Liz Wiseman introduced us to the term Multipliers—leaders who are truly genius makers. The Multiplier Effect takes this concept from the corporate world to the classroom. Educators at every level—classroom aides to superintendents—will be inspired to bring out the brilliance—the genius—in everyone around them. I urge you to read this book and let its fascinating ideas help you see that you, too, are a genius—and a genius maker."
Frank Deangelis
"You cannot be an effective leader doing it by yourself. The Multiplier Effect gives you the tools you need to take on your biggest challenges by harnessing the capability of each staff member in your school."
Stedman Graham
"The Multiplier Effect makes us rethink many of our assumptions about leadership. The book is engaging, vivid and as practical as it is provocative. To lead others you must be able to lead yourself. The Multiplier Effect gives leaders and teachers useful tools to utilize the intelligence on their teams."
Molly Broderson
"Finally a real book for leaders to read, digest, and actually use! I cannot wait to use the specific exercises to promote The Multiplier Effect!”
Dame Pat Collarbone
"This provocative book is a must for school leaders. It provides clarity and insight into leadership and provides a framework to deliver strategy, improve working relationships, and boost individual leaders' capacity and capability. It is packed with real-world techniques for engaging people at all levels. This is a timely contribution to the leadership debate when schools everywhere are facing the challenge of change."
Dean Gary Cornia
"The Multiplier concept is a powerful tool to develop and improve leaders both in business and across education, where we hear more about failure than we do about success. If educational leaders at every level read this book, we would hear more stories of successful educational outcomes. This book belongs on the reading list of anyone wanting to become the kind of leader that makes people and organizations better."
Nikhil Goyal
"Dripping in rich storytelling and anecdotes, this book explores why our society, schools, and companies desperately need to embrace the power of Multipliers in order to unleash talent, allow others agency, and fully utilize dormant intelligence. If you are looking to learn new leadership techniques, take advantage of your potential, and understand how to add value to your life and work, The Multiplier Effect is for you."
Matthew Henry
"Do not lead or attempt to lead without reading this! It will open your eyes and change you."
Prasad Kaipa
"An educator’s role, by definition, is multiplying genius and developing future leaders. This book is an instructional manual for educational leaders who want to ignite the genius in their schools. The authors offer a thought provoking yet simple framework full of stories and clear principles that can be put to use immediately in an educational setting."
Darrell Kirch
"In our hierarchical world of academic medicine, moving to the Multiplier model of leadership could be the game changer."
Michael Moe
"The Multiplier Effect provides the secret sauce for what makes great teachers and leaders in education. Chock full of engaging stories, extensive research and insightful "experiments ", this is a must read for anybody who cares about the future of society. Creating a Multiplier effect in the education industry would be transformative."
Julie Wilson
"The mindsets and practices of the Multiplier, and the Accidental Diminisher, translate readily to our education system. Educators are in the Multiplier business - whether you are a superintendent, principal, board member, teacher, parent or student, you will find this book to be a compelling read and a toolkit for school and district-wide implementation. I hope this book starts many Multiplier experiments."
Kendra Hanzlik
"Educators are constantly looking for ways to do more with less. This book provides actionable steps that allow leaders to multiply the talents of their teachers while also fostering an exhilarating experience for staff and students alike."
The School Administrator
"This book makes a persuasive case for an admirable approach to leadership in education. The authors provide numerous anecdotes to capture how exemplary leaders deal with real-life issues."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452284460
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
699,008
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

 

 

Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the president of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. She is the author of the bestselling book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership, collective intelligence, and talent management and writes for the Harvard Business Review and a variety of other leadership journals. She is the former vice president of Oracle University. Liz holds a master’s in organizational behavior and a bachelor's in business management from Brigham Young University. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU, Harvard, the Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford, and Yale. She is the mother of four school-age children.

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Liz@TheWisemanGroup.com

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Lois Allen has 30 years of experience in public education. She is a former teacher, special education manager, assistant principal, principal (elementary and middle school), and lecturer at San Jose State University. She holds bachelor's with great distinction in speech pathology and audiology and a master's in special education, both from San Jose State University. She holds California credentials as a speech and language pathologist, a special education classroom teacher, and a school administrator as well as a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech and Hearing Association. In addition to her role as the mother of four children and grandmother of thirteen, she is an avid gardener and a community and church volunteer.

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Elise Foster is a leadership coach who enables education and business executives to unlock their potential to become even more successful. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership within education systems and is the co-author of The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside our Schools. As the Education Practice Lead for the Wiseman Group in Silicon Valley, Elise guides senior leaders on using their intelligence to make everyone around them smarter and more capable. She has taught and coached students at Indiana University (Kelley School of Business) and as a management fellow at Harvard University. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s in education from Harvard University. She is the mother of one school-aged daughter, and she also enjoys uncovering the genius in each high school student she encounters through her work with the Lilly Foundation Scholarship and Youth Leadership Bartholomew County.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've facilitated book studies of this book with teacher leaders and administrators in Alabama. They have all found the information to be applicable in their schools. Elise Foster and I converse from time to time about how transformational this book is for us as educators. This is a MUST READ for every educator!