• by Liz Wiseman, Greg McKeown
  • Narrated by John Meagher
  • 7 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Are you a genius or a genius maker?
We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain 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 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, lightbulbs 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 and management consultant Greg McKeown explore 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.
In analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman and McKeown have identified five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed, they are skills and practices that everyone can learn to use - even lifelong and recalcitrant Diminishers. Lively, real-world case studies and practical tips and techniques bring to life each of these principles, showing you how to become a Multiplier too, whether you are a new or an experienced manager. Just imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Multipliers will show you how.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


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Customer Reviews

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A must read for everyone

I found this book after attending a webinar with Greg. My search for his other book lead me to this one, and am I glad I found it. This book has such great depth into what leadership is. They give hands on examples of how to lead as a multiplier and how to deal and not to deal with diminishers.

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- Charlott

repetitive a good article overstretched

really interesting ideas but not enough content to justify the length. felt really stretched out and repetitive. the reading is a bit monotone as well so I found myself drifting. the chapter ends can be useful. there's a couple of good exercises and checklists.
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- B. N. Smith

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-01-2011
  • Publisher: HarperAudio