I discovered recently through my network this book called as Multipliers by Liz Wiseman. It was fun and easy read. Given that one of the most important skill in the 21st century is to (collaborate) work in teams and it seems that many leaders are not able to get the best of their teams. The author calls such leaders as ´diminishers´ and it seems supported by research that a leader who is a diminisher the team productivity is only 50% from their possible output. On the other hand, the leaders which the author terms as ´multipliers´ can get twice as much as possible out of their teammates with their enabling and encouraging approach to management.
It is a no brainer that in a leadership role you would want to be a multiplier and enable your organization to achieve lot more out of less. However, sometimes a genius leader itself maybe a road block in being the multiplier. As their own genius prevents from expecting a solution someone from their team and they would always want to have the best by their ownself than anyone else. On the other hand the leaders which are genius makers create environment for other such geniuses to emerge in the team.
So, if you are looking to build a team or already having a team. This is the book for you and for you to reflect on your approaches of managing team. Are you a genius or a genius maker.
Reviewed by Sachin Gaur, Executive Editor, InnoHEALTH Magazine