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Meet the Author: Liz Wiseman

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Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the author of 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: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.

She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter. Liz has been listed on the Thinkers50 ranking and named one of the top 10 leadership thinkers in the world.

She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence and writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and a variety of other business and leadership journals. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.

She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU and Stanford University. Liz holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Masters of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.

Books by Liz Wiseman

Impact Players

How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact

Book cover image: Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact | Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Multipliers explains why some employees develop reputations as the most valuable player, what they do differently that makes them so irreplaceable, and how other employees can emulate their behaviors to make their teams more productive.  More »

Multipliers, Revised and Updated

How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Book cover image: Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter | New York Times Bestseller | Wall Street Journal Bestseller | USA Today Bestseller

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.  More »

Rookie Smarts

Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work

Book cover image: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work | Wall Street Journal Bestseller

In a rapidly changing world, experience can be a curse. For today's knowledge workers, constant learning is more valuable than mastery. Leadership expert Liz Wiseman explains how to reclaim and cultivate this curious, flexible, youthful mindset called Rookie Smarts. She argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers—alert and seeking, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like pioneers. Most…  More »