How the best leaders make everyone smarter. Liz Wiseman
Multipliers think others are smart and autonomous. They: attract, maximise talent; create intense and comfortable environments for thinking and creativity; define opportunities that grow; drive decisions with debate; give ownership, invest in their success.
Recognise each person's genius, label it and champion it publicly. Let people grow beyond their initial walls and let them go if there is a larger challenge ahead of them. A players: become A+ players, and attract more A players.
Create a space, expect people's best work, generate rapid learning cycles. Things you can do include: reducing your dominance, labelling your opinions, speaking about personal mistakes publicly, making space for mistakes. This is how you'll turn a rebellion into a movement.
Diminishers set directions to show off their knowledge - slow. Multipliers set provocative but possible challenges, sparking effort and emotions. 3 steps: seed the opportunity, lay down a challenge and generate belief. Ask more questions, set the 'impossible', change the scene and SWAT team a set of low-hanging fruits.