Episode #030: Liz Wiseman, Author of Multipliers: How Great Leaders Make Everyone Smarter (with Greg McKeown)

Liz WisemanThough I wouldn’t discover it until 2013, author Liz Wiseman would release one of my favorite books of the year…way back in 2010.

And ever since I launched the Read to Lead Podcast in July 2013, one of my goals has been to have her on. That’s one more item to cross off the bucket list.

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In the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, Liz and co-author Greg McKeown, share about the two dramatically different types of leaders we’ve all had experience with.

On one end of the spectrum are the Diminishers. These are the idea killers or the energy sappers. On the other end are the Multipliers, the kind of leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves to deliver results and surpass expectations.

In today’s episode, Liz shares:

  • The five key areas where Multipliers and Diminishers differ
  • How Multipliers manage to get so much brain power from their people
  • Confirmation that Multipliers come from all walks of life
  • How to learn to become and develop yourself into a Multiplier
  • And much, much more!


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The Multipliers Book Trailer

Books and Resources from Liz

Liz is currently working on her third book. We discuss some of the specifics in this episode. At present it is set to release in October 2014. Liz’s other books, including the one we talked about today are:

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

Also, check here for more Multipliers book resources.

Books Liz Recommends

Liz is a huge fan of Brene Brown. Two of Liz’s favorite books from Brene are:

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Liz also mentioned The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, a book she and her son enjoyed together.

Connecting with Liz

If you enjoyed this episode, let Liz know by sending her a tweet to @LizWiseman.

You can find Liz on the web at thewisemangroup.com.

My Recent Podcast Interviews

In case you missed it, be sure and check out my recent interviews on other podcasts. Most recently, I had the pleasure of appearing with Kent Sanders on his show the Artist’s Suitcase.

Last week, I was invited to appear on:

  1. Right Where You Are with Tammy Helfrich
  2. Smart Talk with Lisa B. Marshall
  3. The Public Speaker with Lisa B. Marshall

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