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A thought-provoking, accessible, and essential exploration of why some leaders (“Diminishers”) drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others (“Multipliers”) amplify it to produce better results. Including a foreword by Stephen R. Covey, as well the five key disciplines that turn smart leaders into genius makers, Multipliers is a must-read for everyone from first-time managers to world leaders.
Drawing on interviews with more than 150 executives and on her own experience as a former executive at the Oracle Corporation and the former vice president of Oracle University, Weisman argues that executives fall into two distinct leadership categories: "Multipliers" and "Diminishers." Unsurprisingly, Multipliers turn out to be better leaders: unlike Diminishers self-centered empire builders who tear employees down Multipliers attract talent, "liberate" employees to do their best and step out of their comfort zones, make decisions rather than promoting unproductive debate, and invest in human capital. While spotlights on such Multipliers as Mitt Romney, a "Talent Magnet" at Bain Capital and beyond, and Steven Spielberg, who fosters an open environment on his film sets, are appealing and instructive, the major points are repetitive. Chapters drag on after descriptions of distinctive Multiplier or Diminisher behavior have been made. The breadth of the material is better suited for a lengthy article than a full business book, and the effort to stretch it into a longer work diminishes the meaningful research.
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Multipliers brings it together. I've started a lot of self help books and finished very few. Couldn't put it down.
This book is a fascinating read. It is full of the genuine genius principles that force reader learning/absorption without effort. The authors have done such a brilliant job in conveying their message that you feel like you too multiply the pool of genius all around you too; and more importantly, know that you have helped countless people how to process information better, and communicate with a higher level of success...