Liz Wiseman: Impact Players
Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor. She is the author of the 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*. She is the CEO of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley.
Her clients include: Apple, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Tesla, Twitter, and many others. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world. She is a former Oracle executive, who worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.
Liz is the author of Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact*. In this conversation, Liz and I discuss the mindset that’s most useful in making real traction in an organization. Plus, we explore practical steps that you can take to think bigger and get noticed for your work.
- The #1 thing managers appreciate: when employees do things that need doing without being asked.
- Upward empathy is the ability to consider what the bosses situation feels like — and what they need from you.
- Pursuing your passion sounds nice in a commencement speech, but can get in the way of what the organization actually needs.
- A job description might be a starting point, but it’s almost never the ending point.
- Beware of becoming the foosball player that does hard work in one spot, but misses the bigger picture. Become a nimble midfielder who plays where they are most needed.
- Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact* by Liz Wiseman
- The Wiseman Group
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