Multipliers Vs Diminishers

I have been enjoying Liz Wiseman’s book called Multipliers.
This is how she defines a multiplier…..

mul · ti · pli · ers


are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go on; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire the people with whom they work to stretch themselves and surpass expectations. These leaders use their smarts to make everyone around them smarter and more capable.

Having work with ‘diminishing’ leaders, I know what I don’t want in a leader or a coach or a teacher, or even a parent.
I find Wiseman’s distinctions between a Multiplier and a Diminisher very helpful in my primary roles as a life and business/ministry results coach, and even as a husband and dad.

The following interview was done with the author at a recent leadership conference in Chicago.
If after viewing you this or reading this blogpost you would like to engage a conversation on the topic, feel free to contact me.

Posted on September 29, 2013, in Coaching. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Irving Augustine

    Luch, thanks for this, she spoke at the Leadership Summit and was great! I am currently reading her book slowly and to much benefit. I am stuck in the Danang Viet Nam airport due to a typhoon. Sigh. All the best, Irv. Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:36:42 +0000 To:

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