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November 2019 Book Club - Multipliers, Liz Wiseman

Updated: Nov 5, 2019

This month's DF book club features Multipliers by Liz Wiseman.



Multipliers, Liz Wiseman


Description (source: The Wiseman Group):

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 ones 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 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.


NEW: take the Multipliers quiz to find out how you may be accidentally diminishing those around you.


Discussion questions:

  • Who has been a diminisher to you?

  • How did they earn this title?

  • Who has been a multiplier in your life?

  • How did they earn this title?

  • Can you think of situations in which you were a multiplier?

  • a diminisher?

  • What is one thing you can do in your role tomorrow to be a multiplier?

  • What characteristics do your current leader have that qualify him/her as a diminsher?

  • A multiplier?

  • How would you approach him/her to share feedback both of these sets of qualities?

  • What is your favorite quote from the book?

  • What is one action you will take tomorrow to become a stronger multiplier?


Happy reading! :)


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