How to build a team of impact players

This episode is with Liz Wiseman – author of the best-selling books Multipliers, The Multiplier Effect, Rookie Smarts, with her new book being released in October – Impact Players. Liz is the CEO of the Wiseman Group – a leadership and development firm based out of Silicon Valley with clients like Apple, AT&T, Disney, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, Tesla and Twitter. And in 2019 was recognised as the top leadership thinker in the world. In this episode we talk about how to build a more impactful team to drive extraordinary growth.


You’re listening to The Growth Manifesto Podcast, a Zoom video series brought to you by Webprofits – a digital growth consultancy that helps global and national businesses attract, acquire, and retain customers through digital marketing.

Hosted by Alex Cleanthous.


  • 00:01:18 Liz Wiseman introduction to the Growth Manifesto Podcast
  • 00:02:23 What are the challenges that executive’s have in today’s world?
  • 00:05:17 Is there a lack of vision because of uncertainty?
  • 00:06:25 How would you define impact players?
  • 00:14:02 How do you create a high contribution organization?
  • 00:15:51 What are a couple of things that people can do that can start them turning into multiplayer instead of a diminisher?
  • 00:18:40 Liz advises that instead of asking if this person is smart, rather ask, in what way is this person smart?
  • 00:24:05 Can you tell me the difference between impact players and contributors?
  • 00:27:54 Is it true that certain people have a certain mindset and it is hard to change?
  • 00:31:19 Are there any ways in which you’ve experimented on how to hire or find these impact players?
  • 00:48:10 Is it true that impact players are more likely to become leaders of an organization?
  • 00:51:16 Can everybody in the organization be an impact player?

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