The Multiplier Effect

Tapping the Genius inside our schools

The Book. The Multiplier Effect:  Tapping The Genius Inside Our Schools is a Corwin Bestseller and has been featured in Education Week and the Huffington Post.

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The Idea.  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 on over people's heads; ideas flow and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire teachers and administrators to stretch themselves and surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. The educational system needs intelligence Multipliers right now, especially when leaders must do more with less. What could you and your school accomplish if you could mobilize all the energy and intelligence around you?  

The Keynote & Workshop. In these highly engaging and interactive sessions, we will share the research behind Multipliers and illustrate the resoundingly positive and productive effect these Multipliers have on organizations – how these leaders attract and develop talent, as well as harness new ideas and energy to drive educational innovation. We will introduce the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and provide practical tips for leading like a Multiplier.

Topics for keynotes or workshops include the following.  

  • The Concept: Introduction to the Multipliers research & findings

  • Leader Lab: Measuring the impact of Multipliers & Diminishers

  • The Accidental Diminisher:  Introduction, Identification, & Reflection

  • The Art of the Question:  Skill-building for an essential Multiplier practice

  • Becoming a Multiplier:  Starting a success cycle 

    Interested in learning how to tap into the genius in your schools? Contact us to see how we might be able to support your leadership team on their journey of becoming multipliers.  Customized options available, including half day workshops, full day workshops, leadership coaching and personalized learning plans.