“I think the best leaders and the best contributors are competent. They understand their own intelligence, their own capability and what they bring, they bring it fully. But perhaps, they are competent enough that they have gotten over themselves to the point where they understand their own genius but they see the genius of others.” — Liz Wiseman
On this special episode of Mission Daily, Stephanie is joined by Liz Wiseman, CEO of The Wiseman Group and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. As CEO of the Wiseman Group, Liz has spent the last decade researching, writing, and teaching on the topic of leadership; what it looks like and how individuals and organizations can elevate leaders within their organization.
Liz’s career started out at Oracle and quickly ended up with the title of VP of Oracle University. While in her role, she was given a lot of responsibility, room to experiment and learn but also room to fail. At the time, it was intimidating and she was uncertain of herself but she explains the importance of always being challenged in your career.
“I actually believe that when we are good at our jobs, I think that we begin to secretly resent our jobs,” says Liz. “But actually we are at our happiest when we have a job that's like a size too big. Now, I don’t recommend people go out and get a job that is two sizes too big. It’s like getting that fit right.”
On this episode, Stephanie and Liz discuss her experience at Oracle and how it led to her work as an executive coach today, the difference between multipliers and diminishers within organizations, and how to stay ahead in your career in today’s fast-paced world.
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