Coaching Multipliers: Are You Developing Geniuses or Genius Makers?

Every month, we put together our ReVolve newsletter. The goal of ReVolve is to provide you with industry relevant information in the form of white papers, case studies, book reviews, or just interesting trends and random tidbits that will bring value to your inbox.

For the February 2011 edition of ReVolve, we featured a very special guest writer – Liz Wiseman, President of The Wiseman Group and Author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. In the book, Wiseman and her colleague Greg McKeown, used a combination of research and case studies to explore the differences between two distinct leadership categories – Multipliers and Diminishers.

Some background on Liz – she advises senior executives and leads strategy and leadership forums for executive teams worldwide. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development for 17 years.

In her article for ReVolve, Coaching Multipliers: Are You Developing Geniuses or Genius Makers?, Liz said perhaps the most important role a leader can play is to multiply the talent and capability of their organization. As the business environment becomes increasingly complex and as knowledge sharing is exploding and growing exponentially through electronic networks, she said we need leaders who use their insight to invoke the genius of others and build viral, collective intelligence.

 

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