Sunday, April 29, 2012

Are You a Multiplier or Diminisher of Genius?

In the book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smart, Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown identify “two dramatically types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy and capability from the ones around them and always need 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 spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these people walk into a room, light bulbs go off over people’s heads, ideas flow, and problems get solved. These are the leaders [individuals] 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.”

The question for you: “Are you a multiplier or a diminisher of people's genius”?

Taken from the book: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smart by Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown.