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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Are you a Multiplier or Diminisher?

Leadership effectiveness is directly correlated to business performance. It's no surprise that Liz Wiseman, author of "Multipliers: How the best leaders make everyone smarter" found that extracting people's full capability has twice the positive and profitable effect on organizations. 

Multipliers "are genius makers and bring out the intelligence in others. They build collective, viral intelligence in their organizations." The five skills of leaders who bring out the creative best in people are being a talent magnet, liberator, challenger, debate maker and investor.

Diminishers "are absorbed in their own intelligence, stifle others and deplete the organization of crucial intelligence and capability." The five practices of leaders who drain intelligence are being an empire builder, tyrant, know-it-all, decision maker or micro manager.

Check out her site for more assessments, tips and research at http://multipliersbook.com/

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