What is a “Force Multiplier”?


On today’s episode, Manal dives into what being a Force Multiplier really means, and how leaders and their Force Multiplier’s can work together to create a powerful strategic partnership.

References and Resources from Today’s Episode

The Founder & The Force Multiplier: How Entrepreneurs & Executive Assistants Achieve More Together by Adam Hergenrother and Hallie Warner


[0:50] A Force multiplier is a leader’s right-hand person or a strategic business partner who helps a leader build and execute their vision by taking on their 80%, often in the form of an Executive Assistant, a Chief of Staff, or an Operations Manager.

[4:00] “Force Multiplication” refers to a combination of factors that dramatically multiplies the effectiveness of an item or group, giving them the ability to accomplish greater things than would be possible without them.

[5:00] Manal explains the Pareto Principle, or the 80/20 rule. 20% of your input produces 80% of your results. A leader’s 20% should be focused on casting the vision; providing focus, clarity, and direction; and making quality decisions.

[6:40] Manal lists the building blocks of a Strategic Partnership.

[9:03] Manal explains how leaders can help create a strong strategic partnership by building trust, giving up control, bringing you FM into the inner circle, meeting and communicating regularly, and setting clear expectations, goals, and wins.

[10:39] Manal dives into how Force Multiplier’s can unlock the potential for their leader and the team by playing different roles as a goalkeeper, conductor, operator, implementor, advisor, and a trusted proxy.

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