Why Do Some Leaders Drain Intelligence While Others Amplify It?
We have all experienced two dramatically different types of leaders: The first drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them. The second makes light bulbs go off over people’s heads—ideas flow and problems get solved.
Leader 1: The Diminisher
A leader who squashes innovation, energy, and ideas by thinking they are the smartest person in the room. They feel the need to put their mark on everything. These types of leaders extract less than 50% of their team’s intelligence.
- Growth suffers
- Team members quit
- Organizations scramble
Leader 2: The Multiplier
A leader who grows intelligence by engaging and amplifying it. They don’t need the credit, and they don’t need to be the smartest in the room. These type of leaders extract 2x the team’s intelligence than that of a diminisher.
- Team efforts increase
- Revenue increases
- Organizations thrive
FranklinCovey has partnered with Liz Wiseman to develop Multipliers®️️: How the Best Leaders Ignite Everyone’s Intelligence. Join us for a 60-minute webcast to help your leaders access and use the untapped capabilities of their teams to maximize results.
This webcast is a brief showcase of the Multipliers®️️ solution and is designed to help decision makers understand an approach to building leaders in their organization.
Scott Miller serves as FranklinCovey’s executive vice president of Thought Leadership. He is the host of the FranklinCovey sponsored On Leadership with Scott Miller, a weekly leadership webcast, podcast, and newsletter that features interviews with renowned business titans, authors, and thought leaders. He is the author of FranklinCovey’s Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow. He is also the coauthor of Wall Street Journal bestseller Everyone Deserves a Great Manager: The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team.
Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. She has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and in 2019 was recognized as the top leadership thinker in the world.
Watch Liz Wiseman as she discusses the true value of Multipliers.