Liz Wiseman, leadership expert and lecturer, is helping Fortune 500 companies become powerful and effective industry leaders.
Wiseman is the president of The Wiseman Group, which is a leadership research and development firm. They have a long list of high-profile clients, including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Nike, Twitter, eBay/PayPal, Apple, and Disney.
She is the author of three best-selling books: Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, and The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools. She has also written for the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Time magazine.
Liz Wiseman attended Brigham Young University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a master’s degree in Organizational Behavior.
She is currently living in California with her husband and four children. They are active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Liz Wiseman shared in an interview that her faith has been a major influence in her professional life. She decided that her family and faith would always be her priority, a decision that has earned her a great amount of respect.
Wiseman said, “My faith has helped me to see. It’s given me an interpretive lens on my research, and it’s helped me to find some deeper principles that go behind management techniques.”
One topic that Wiseman lectures on is “The Rookie Mode,” which claims that “people perform at their best when they are in a learning state.”
She shared that this is something The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints utilizes very well through the system of extending callings. When members of the Church receive a calling to serve, they go through a period of time when they must quickly learn and pick up new skills. Just when they are getting adjusted to the calling and think they have it figured out, they receive a new calling — and the process starts over again!
Wiseman says, “I actually think if corporations out in the business world adopted this same kind of system, amazing things would happen.”
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