Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the President of a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. Some of her recent clients include: Apple, Salesforce.com, GAP, Nike, Symantec, SAP, Microsoft, Genentech, Roche and Dubai Bank.
She is the author of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, a Wall Street Journal bestseller. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership and collective intelligence, is a frequent keynote speaker, and writes for Harvard Business Review 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. During her tenure at Oracle, she led several major global initiatives and has worked and traveled in over 32 countries.
Liz holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management and a Masters of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University. Liz lives in Menlo Park, California with her husband and 4 children who share her over-active curiosity and sense of adventure.
Multipliers - HOW THE BEST LEADERS MAKE EVERYONE SMARTER
"Are you a genius or a genius maker?"
We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, light bulbs go off over people?s heads; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves to deliver results that surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now when leaders are expected to do more with less.
Liz's approach of combining leadership training with cross functional problem solving is winning the battle for minds and culture, which is the hardest thing to do in businesses today.
- Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Former President Oracle Corporation
Liz's experience in helping global teams tackle tough, complex issues has put her at the top of the list for Executive Coaching resources, a super blend of human touch and real world action plans.
- Senior Vice President, Oracle University
Liz's experience, perspective, and energy was the catalyst for our strategic planning process. She drew out each person's perspective and channeled the team's effort to create a coherent, compelling mission statement and identity for our organization. We couldn't have done it without her!
- Executive Director, Boys & Girls Club