Liz Wiseman, best-selling author of Multipliers, The Multiplier Effect, and Rookie Smarts, announced today a new partnership with SMCOV that will help The Wiseman Group bring its leadership development programs to a larger international audience.
Wiseman was recently named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world by Thinkers50. Her research for Multipliers identified two key types of leaders, whose different behaviors have enormous effects on their organizations:
"Inside our companies, our organizations and our work teams there is far more intelligence than we're using," explains Wiseman. "Multipliers 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. Diminishers are leaders who use their intelligence in a way that drains intelligence from the people around them. They tend to tell others what to do, make decisions themselves, create pressure, and micromanage the details to ensure performance--all the while underutilizing the talent that they've brought into the organization.
"I found that the Diminishers get less than half of the intelligence in people around them, while the Multipliers get all of it," Wiseman continues. "This allows Multipliers to get more done with fewer resources, develop and attract talent, and cultivate new ideas and energy to drive innovation. The top of the intelligence hierarchy isn't the genius but the genius maker."
Through this partnership SMCOV will distribute The Wiseman Group's Multipliers workshops and assessments to the global business community. SMCOV specializes in the curation and global distribution of knowledge, with a distribution network in over 80 countries.
"SMCOV represents the foremost training programs, coaching and consulting available throughout the world," said SMCOV co-founder Stephan Mardyks. "We've been scouring the globe for a leadership brand that addresses the complex challenges of our time, and we are confident that we have found that in The Wiseman Group."
"We're thrilled to add one of the most innovative companies in the leadership development space to our portfolio of knowledge solutions," added David M.R. Covey, co-founder of SMCOV. "We anticipate high demand from the global business community for this best-in-class program."
Multipliers is now available for licensing throughout the world. Interested training, coaching and consulting companies are encouraged to contact SMCOV to learn how they can become a Multipliers representative in their country.
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