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Global Leadership Summit 2013: Liz Wiseman

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Liz Wiseman started the afternoon. Liz is the President of the Wiseman Group, a Silicon Valley leadership development firm. She is a former executive at Oracle Corporation, a Fortune 100 company. She is also a Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author. Check out her book Multipliers for yourself!

  • There is more intelligence in our organizations than we can see with our naked eyes and that we are putting to use.
  • Multiply the people around you, don’t multiply yourself.
  • There is a difference between pressure & stress.
  • The difference between the two is all about control. If you carry responsibility that you shouldn’t as a leader you feel pressure and your team feels stress.
  • Who’s a diminisher? They criticize, belittle, micromanage, didn’t acknowledge, wasted time, took control, punished.
    • Working for them is exhausting and frustrating
    • They believe that nobody is going to figure it out without them & their help / didn’t listen, controlling, didn’t delegate, selfish
    • Got 48% capability out of their teams
    • Love to hire and high talented people but not utilize them
    • Tend to be tyrants / know it all / decision maker / micromanager
  • Who’s a multiplier? Encouraged, empowered, coached, challenged, freedom, trusted, asked questions, defined a goal, inspired…had vision, listen
    • Working for them is exhausting but fun
    • They believed you were smart and they’re going to figure it out
    • Talent magnets, liberator, challenger, debate maker, investor
    • Got 95% capability out of their teams
  • It’s possible to be over worked and underutilized
  • Kinds of Leaders:
    • Big Idea Leader (new ideas every day)
    • Always On (people tune out)
    • Rescuer (enables, no on learns)
    • Pace Setter (people disengage)
    • Etc.
  • We don’t drift into better behavior

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