Liz Wiseman is an articulate student of leadership who challenges us to make those around us smarter by helping them be the best them.
Too often we can seek to make others clones of us and extensions of our mission. If we can find out what they do well, and release them to do that, we can exponentially increase the effectiveness of our team.
Diminishers suck the life out of people by trying to get them to be someone they are not. Multipliers empower people by helping them be who they are in the context of a team. I know which I want to be - how about you?
The Diminisher is a Micromanager who jumps in and out. The Multiplier is an Investor who gives others ownership and full accountability. Liz Wiseman, Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter