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Multipliers, Revised and Updated

Written by: Liz Wiseman,Stephen Covey - foreword
Narrated by: Liz Wiseman,John Meagher
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A revised and updated edition of the acclaimed Wall Street Journal best seller that explores why some leaders drain capability and intelligence from their teams while others amplify it to produce better results.

We've all had experiences with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always need to be the smartest people 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, lightbulbs 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Liz Wiseman (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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All surface level, no actual MEAT

This entire book is name dropping leaders and explaining that THEY ARE multipliers but has very little tactical or actionable advice on HOW TO BE a multiplier yourself. Be warned.

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go deeper

Great information to chew on....observe ways to implement...empower others around you. Assume intelligence and draw it out...

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Game changer

This was one of my favour books so far. A must for every leader thank you

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Every leader should read

Every leader should read this book. The first part is not new information but the second half of the book (especially accidental diminishers) is very practical and applicable.

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Inspiring

I like the concept of being a Multiplier in this book, albeit not groundbreaking. There are a lot of enumerations without elaborating or “telling” a story. Overall, the book is quite inspiring and encourages great leadership.

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Great concepts, less great presentation

This book is very long and repetitive and didn't encourage me to continue reading but I thought I should push through.
Despite that, I really appreciate the concepts and I believe it would benefit better the readers if it was better presented and not so packed with unecessary repetition.

I still want to go through the book again by going only to the last 3 to 5 minutes of the chapters (Audible version) only just to filter out the best parts that I want to remember because I believe it is worth it.
So my 4 stars are for the good concepts I find in the book but the presentation would benefit being more concise.

I think anyone interested but not willing to go through the whole book would not miss anything by just listening to the last 5 minutes of the chapters at most plus the appendixes for the Audible version.

For the written version, I guess you could spot the summary of each chapter towards the end of them if it's written as it's read in Audible.

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All leaders should read!

This was a recommended read to me. It was wonderful. Full of rich examples of leadership, suggestions for practice and reflections from a variety of leaders from a myriad of backgrounds. Would recommend to anyone in a position of leadership. A great read to guide self-reflection and improved practice. #Audible1

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