Multipliers are leaders who use their knowledge and insights to increase the intelligence and capacities of their people. Whenever they walk into the room, new ideas emerge and problems are solved.
Multipliers is a leadership concept based on the book Multipliers, how the best leaders make everyone smarter by Liz Wiseman (The Wiseman Group). She conducted research among 150 of the world’s best leaders, looking for the traits that distinguish leaders who get the best out of their people (Multipliers) from leaders who actually weaken the potential of their team (Diminishers).
The research shows that ‘Multipliers’ are capable of accessing up to 90% of the talent of people and organizations, while this figure is just 48% for the so-called ‘Diminishers’, the leaders who leave talents untapped, for example by failing to show trust, maintaining too much control or being too directive on how work should be done.
Multipliers are leaders who are able to get more out of their people by utilizing the talent and intelligence of employees more effectively.
• accesses the available talent and doubles productivity.
• gains access to twice the available intelligence.
• creates a culture in which new ideas thrive.
Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter is a Wall Street Journal best-seller, that received glowing reviews from the Harvard Business Review and has long featured in the Top 20 of books on leadership on Amazon.com.
In this book we have studied intelligence and 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.