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Leader’s Edge (Leadership)
Liz Wiseman. Publisher: HarperBusiness, Revised edition, 2017.
This a leadership book which divides leaders into two basic categories. There are multipliers and there are diminishers. The former multiply the potential of other people while the latter leaders diminish those around them. Multipliers create an environment in which others not only can reach their potential but surpass it. They empower those around them while diminishers (mostly through a self-centered approach) devalue the contributions of others, micromanage and ultimately deflate their contribution. The book is based on a large study of leaders in organizations, with over 150 CEOs being interviewed. This is a revised and updated edition of a book that was initially published in 2010. There are simple summaries at the end of each chapter and the appendix contains helpful exercises.