Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

by Liz Wiseman

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Overview

A revised and updated edition of the acclaimed Wall Street Journal bestseller that explores why some leaders drain capability and intelligence from their teams while others amplify it to produce better results.

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 person 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.

In analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman has 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. This revered classic has been updated with new examples of Multipliers, as well as two new chapters one on accidental Diminishers, and one on how to deal with Diminishers.

Just imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Multipliers will show you how.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538418611
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Edition description: Revised
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Liz Wiseman is president of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley. She advises senior executives and leads strategy and leadership forums for executive teams worldwide. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked as the vice president of Oracle University and for seventeen years as the global leader for human resource development. She holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's in organizational behavior, each from Brigham Young University.


Liz Wiseman is president of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley. She advises senior executives and leads strategy and leadership forums for executive teams worldwide. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked as the vice president of Oracle University and for seventeen years as the global leader for human resource development. She holds a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's in organizational behavior, each from Brigham Young University.


Stephen R. Covey (1932-2012) was a renowned leadership authority, family expert, teacher, organizational consultant, and cofounder of FranklinCovey Co. He was author of several New York Times bestsellers, including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which has sold more than twenty million copies. Named by Time magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential Americans, he held the Jon M. Huntsman Presidential Chair in Leadership at the Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.


John Meagher is a graphic designer and voice-over artist. He is also the author of the Tales of the Left Hand series, which he started writing as a side project to practice his narration skills. He lives in Virginia with his family.


John Meagher is a graphic designer and voice-over artist. He is also the author of the Tales of the Left Hand series, which he started writing as a side project to practice his narration skills. He lives in Virginia with his family.

Table of Contents

Foreword Stephen R. Covey xi

Preface xvii

1 The Multiplier Effect 1

2 The Talent Magnet 33

3 The Liberator 65

4 The Challenger 97

5 The Debate Maker 129

6 The Investor 157

7 The Accidental Diminisher 191

8 Dealing with Diminishers 211

9 Becoming a Multiplier 243

Acknowledgments 287

Appendix A The Research Process 291

Appendix B Frequently Asked Questions 299

Appendix C The Multipliers 311

Appendix D Multipliers Discussion Guide 315

Appendix E Multiplier Experiments 317

The Multipliers Assessment: Are You an Accidental Diminisher? 343

Notes 345

Index 349

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