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Multipliers vs. Diminishers: Local Leaders Weigh In

Posted by: Courtney Sendall on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Most of us know a bad boss when we see one, but surprisingly few of us have ever worked with or truly experienced a great boss. The book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter asserts that there are two types of leaders: those who diminish the strengths of their team and deplete energy and motivation, and those who multiply them and can make a good employee twice or even 100 times better than they would be on their own. 

This book and its concepts are the inspiration for our Chairman’s Lunch program, coming up on Feb. 20. Our speaker, Elise Foster, is a Master Practitioner for The Wiseman Group and develops multiplier skills in leaders across the country to help them strengthen the contributions of their teams. Driving change in our community requires becoming a region of multipliers. Take a look at what several local leaders have to say about the Multipliers book, then register to attend the Chairman’s Lunch event to be part of the discussion.

Event Details

Chairman’s Lunch 2019
“Creating a Culture of Multipliers: Using Talent, Experience and Expertise to Grow Our Region”
Hosted in partnership with the Kansas Health Foundation and presented by Grant Thornton
Wednesday, Feb. 20
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
INTRUST Bank Arena
Tickets: $50 for Members/$60 for General Admission/$650 for a Corporate Table Sponsorship (Includes 8 Tickets)

Following comments from Elise Foster about how the Multiplier concept applies to growing our region, a panel of volunteer Chamber leadership and elected officials will speak on how they are implementing the theory in their areas of focus.

  • Michael Monteferrante, Envision (Moderator), 2019 Chairman of the Board
  • Joy Eakins, Cornerstone Data, Vice Chair of Small Business
  • Junetta Everett, Delta Dental of Kansas, Vice Chair of Diversity & Inclusion
  • Ben Hutton, Hutton, Vice Chair of Quality of Place
  • Mayor Jeff Longwell, City of Wichita
  • Chairman David Dennis, Sedgwick County Commission


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