|Wooden's Wisdom - Volume 12||Issue 599|
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"LOOK FOR THE GENIUS IN OTHERS; DON’T TRY TO CONVINCE THEM OF YOUR OWN." (LIZ WISEMAN)
John Wooden Video Clip (2 min. 21 sec.): Coach Wooden is asked: "Who in today’s game do you feel are the best coaches?"
Liz Wiseman is a bestselling author, researcher, and elite leadership coach. Some of her clients include Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Salesforce, Tesla, and Twitter. In 2019 Thinkers50 recognized her as the top leadership thinker in the world.
Her New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter is my #1 suggestion for a must read. Wiseman researched over 150 leaders worldwide. All were customer driven, had strong business acumen, surrounded themselves with smart people and considered themselves thought leaders.
However, they did not get the same results. The successful leaders she describes as "Multipliers". The other group she refers to as "Diminishers".
The "Multipliers" understand as Wiseman wrote: "It isn’t how much you know that matters. What matters is how much access you have to what other people know. It isn’t just how intelligent your team members are, it is how much of that intelligence you can draw out and put to use.
The Multipliers make us better and smarter. They bring out our intelligence. They are able to access and revitalize the intelligence in the people around them. They create genius around them and make everyone smarter and more capable."
She described the Diminishers like this: "Some leaders seemed to drain intelligence and capability out of the people around them. Their focus on their own intelligence and their resolve to be the smartest person in the room had a diminishing effect on everyone else. For them to look smart, other people had to end up looking dumb. In countless settings, these leaders were idea killers and energy destroyers. Other people’s ideas suffocated and died in their presence and the flow of intelligence came to an abrupt halt around them. Around these leaders, intelligence flowed only one way: from them to others."
John Wooden was a "Multiplier". Coach Wooden never wanted to impress you with his knowledge. He always wanted to learn from you.
Are you a "Multiplier" or a "Diminisher"?
Yours in Coaching,
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Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)
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