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Liz Wiseman

#43 2015
#48 2013

Shortlisted: 2015 Leadership Award

Liz Wiseman is the President of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley. 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 School. She writes for Harvard Business Review and Fortune and her work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Inc. and Time magazines. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU, the Naval Postgraduate Academy, and Stanford University. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, Wiseman worked over the course of 17 years as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development.

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  • #43: Liz WisemanThe Fallacy of the “Fail Fast” Mandate

    Corporate strategy has long been expressed in assurances of success. Ford had “Quality is job one.” Macy’s had “Never fail to astonish the customer.” But it seems companies are replacing their success mottos with fail speak.