Liz Wiseman is CEO of The Wiseman Group and teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of three best-selling management books: Multipliers, The Multiplier Effect, and Rookie Smarts. She is out with her newest book, Impact Players, where she analyzes what makes someone truly stand out as a team leader. In this episode, she shares the five signs of an impact player, how they think differently, and how they have the ability to elevate everyone’s collective mood.
[2:10] A little bit about Liz and her company.
[3:20] Why are some leaders able to unlock their employee’s potential and other people seem to struggle?
[5:10] We are products of our environment. You can make a difference, but your environment can shape how you make that difference.
[7:10] Liz wanted to look at people who were doing a great job vs. an extraordinary job and understand what they were doing differently.
[8:00] There are five characteristics/situations that create an impact player.
[11:20] How do we make this workload easier for everyone? This is a question impact players often ask.
[17:45] Liz shares a little bit about her background in Silicon Valley and some of the key lessons she’s learned.
[21:10] Through Liz’s research, she made a list of credibility killers and credibility builders from what managers want in an employee.
[27:45] What should you do if you’ve made a mistake? Admit it!
[32:05] Managers don’t really want to manage people. They want people to come up with solutions.
[35:55] Working hard is not the same as creating impact. Liz dives into this further.
[39:30] Liz offers advice on how to write more effective emails that get people responding!
[40:25] Before you start working hard on something, make sure you first understand the assignment.
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