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Liz Wiseman is a respected executive leadership strategist who teaches leaders the tools to make everyone around them smarter. She challenges audiences and organizations to imagine what they could accomplish by harnessing the energy and intelligence surrounding them.
Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the president of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Some of her recent clients include Apple, Disney, eBay/PayPal, Facebook, GAP, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Roche, Salesforce.com and Twitter. She has been listed on the biennial Thinkers50 ranking for 2013 and 2015, and named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world.
Wiseman is the author of three best-selling books: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work; Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter; and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review and Fortune. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. and TIME. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU, the Naval Postgraduate Academy and Stanford University.
A former executive at Oracle Corporation, Wiseman worked over the course of 17 years as the vice president of Oracle University and as the global leader for human resource development. During her tenure at Oracle, she led several major global initiatives and has worked and traveled in over 40 countries.
TEDxUniversityofNevada: Living and Working with Child-Like Wonder
Are You a Genius or a Genius Maker?
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 and get more from other people. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now when leaders are expected to do more with less.
In this highly engaging talk, Liz Wiseman will share the research behind Multipliers and illustrate the resoundingly positive and profitable effect these Multipliers have on organizations—how they get more done with fewer resources, develop and attract talent and cultivate new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation. She’ll introduce the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and provide practice tips for leading like a Multiplier.
What could your organization accomplish with access to all the intelligence that sits inside it?
Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work (opens in a new tab)
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