The Oz Principle
Author: Roger Connors, Tom Smith, Craig Hickman
The definitive book on workplace accountability by the New York Times bestselling authors of How Did That Happen? Since it was originally published in 1994, The Oz Principle has sold nearly 600,000 copies and become the worldwide bible on accountability. Through its practical and invaluable advice, thousands of companies have learned just how vital personal and organizational accountability is for a company to achieve and maintain its best results. At the core of the authors' message is the idea that when people take personal ownership of their organization's goals and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more invested and work at a higher level to ensure not only their own success, but everyone's. Now more than ever, The Oz Principle is vital to anyone charged with obtaining results. It is a must have, must read, and must apply classic business book. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Oz Principle
Author: Roger Connors, Tom Smith, Craig Hickman
Publisher: Portfolio Trade
Showing how people in business suffer from the same feelings of anxiety and helplessness that beset the characters in "The Wizard of Oz," this volume reveals how employees can move beyond victimization to overcome obstacles, accept responsibility, and rise to new heights of achievement.
The Oz Principle
Author: Roger Connors, Tom Smith, Craig Hickman, Craig R. Hickman
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How Did That Happen?
Author: Roger Connors, Tom Smith
The New York Times bestseller that provides a simple, proven approach to improve accountability and the bottom line. The economy crashes, the government misfires, businesses fail, leaders don't lead, managers don't manage, and people don't follow through, leaving us asking, "How did that happen?" Surprises caused by a lack of personal accountability plague almost every organization today, from the political arena to large and small businesses. How Did That Happen? offers a proven way to eliminate these nasty surprises, gain an unbeatable competitive edge, and enhance performance by holding others accountable the positive, principled way. As the experts on workplace accountability and the authors of The Oz Principle, Roger Connors and Tom Smith tackle the next crucial step everyone can take, whether working as a manager, supervisor, CEO, or individual performer: creating greater accountability in all the people on whom you depend.
A fully revised and updated installment from the bestselling author of The Oz Principle Series. Two-time New York Times bestselling authors Roger Connors and Tom Smith show how leaders can achieve record-breaking results by quickly and effectively shaping their organizational culture to capitalize on their greatest asset-their people. Change the Culture, Change the Game joins their classic book, The Oz Principle, and their recent bestseller, How Did That Happen?, to complete the most comprehensive series ever written on workplace accountability. Based on an earlier book, Journey to the Emerald City, this fully revised installment captures what the authors have learned while working with the hundreds of thousands of people on using organizational culture as a strategic advantage.
The Wisdom of Oz
Author: Roger Connors, Tom Smith
Why does the story of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion touch us? Like all great entertainment, their journey resonates. We see ourselves in the characters and likewise wish we possessed the power, the brains, the heart, and the courage to make our own dreams come true. So what are your dreams? What do you want? Is it a promotion? Improving a relationship? Rescuing a child? Finding a new job? Saving a marriage? Getting a degree? Finding the love of your life? Making a difference in your community? This book will help you get whatever you consider worthwhile in life. Simply put, when you unleash the power of personal accountability it will energize you in lifealtering ways, giving you a concrete boost that enhances your ability to think, to withstand adversity, to generate confidence, and to increase your own natural emotional, mental, and intellectual strength. Roger Connors and Tom Smith know this because they've seen it work in their own lives and witnessed it in the lives of some of the most successful and influential people in the world. The authors first introduced this powerful accountability philosophy in the New York Times bestseller The Oz Principle. Since then, millions have come to know them as "The Oz Guys" and they have gone on to help leaders all over the world teach and apply the principles you're about to learn. Principles that have generated billions of dollars of wealth--along with a host of even more important results. Devotees of The Oz Principle have brought lifesaving medications to market, created better education in community colleges, greatly surpassed charity fund-raising goals, and improved medical practices in battlefield hospitals. In The Wisdom of Oz, Connors and Smith present the practical and powerful principles of personal accountability in simple, down-to-earth terms that you can apply in your homes, schools, communities, churches, and volunteer groups. The book will help you strengthen family relationships, improve friendships, motivate children, increase value on the job, improve health and financial well-being, or achieve whatever it is you most desire. Drawing on engaging stories about those who have overcome great odds--including South African president Nelson Mandela, Polish WWII hero Irena Sendler, and everyday men and women--Connors and Smith demonstrate that by taking personal ownership of your goals and accepting responsibility for your performance, you also take control of your success. You will read stories about people just like you who learned to beat their struggles, like the New York area fisherman who fell off his lobster boat and was adrift at sea for twelve hours in the chilly Atlantic . . . but survived. You will learn the traits that allowed a college senior who landed flat on her face in a 600-meter race to jump up and win. Or a thirteen-year-old soccer player who moved from the bench to the starting lineup. You will discover that while no one will ever wave a wizard's wand and magically solve all your problems, there is a way to experience the near magical impact of personal accountability.
The authors promote a vision management technique that makes managers accountable for fulfilling the purpose of the company or organization and shows how the right tools and techniques will get people to see themselves and their organization differently. Reprint.
Great Leaders Grow
Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard, Mark Miller
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
The Secret introduced people around the world to a profound yet seemingly contradictory concept: to lead is to serve. With that as the foundation Great Leaders Grow takes the next step, showing leaders how to ensure that they'll be able to effectively serve throughout their careers. The Secret's protagonist, Debbie Brewster, now an accomplished leader herself, becomes a mentor to Blake, her former mentor's son. She teaches him not just how to lead, but emphasizes the critical importance of continually learning and developing his leadership abilities throughout his career. She identifies four areas in which every leader must continue to GROW - Gain Knowledge (of themselves, others, their industry and the field of leadership); Reach Out to Others, both formally and informally; Open their World, at work and outside of work; and Walk toward Wisdom (through self-evaluation, feedback, counsel and over time). This book is for any leader in any organization that needs more and better leaders faster. Its blueprint for culture transformation is a simple yet revolutionary path to sustainable achievement.
Mary Parker Follett's essays on management from the 1920s were years ahead of their time, promoting concepts like empowerment, teams and networked organisations. This collection contains her original essays with commentaries by leading management gurus.
Process industries have a particularly urgent need for collaborative equipment management systems, but until now have lacked for programs directed toward their specific needs. TPM in Process lndustries brings together top consultants from the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance to modify the original TPM Development Program. In this volume, they demonstrate how to analyze process environments and equipment issues including process loss structure and calculation, autonomous maintenance, equipment and process improvement, and quality maintenance. For all organizations managing large equipment, facing low operator/machine ratios, or implementing extensive improvement, this text is an invaluable resource.
The Levity Effect
Author: Adrian Gostick, Scott Christopher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The Levity Effect uses serious science to reveal the remarkable power of humor and fun in business. Science proves it?fun is good for business! Based on ten years of extensive research, the authors argue against business tradition to reveal the powerful bottom-line benefits of leading with levity. With interviews, exercises, and case studies, the book reveals how humor in the workplace will help you communicate messages, build camaraderie, and encourage creativity for a better workplace and bigger profits.
Best practices for using accountability, trust, and purpose to turn your long-term vision into reality Accountability explains why the “carrot-and-stick” approach doesn’t work—and describes how to build and sustain a culture based on shared beliefs, positive action, and internal leadership development. The author’s conclusions are based on data resulting from his work with more than 3,000 executives worldwide, plus exclusive interviews with Fortune's Most Admired Companies and Best Places to Work. Greg Bustin has written a monthly bulletin about leadership and accountability that goes to more than 4,000 managers/executives. He speaks about 50 times per year in the U.S., Canada, and the UK and is one of the top-rated Vistage speakers. He also gives workshops and webinars on planning, execution, and accountability to business owners and leaders in the U.S. and Canada.
Many leaders remember that life-changing moment when, almost suddenly, it became crystal clear what must be done to reach their organization's goal. It wasn't until the author was faced with that one epiphany in his life, a difficult period that required him to rebalance life's priorities and bring a new understanding to his work, that he recognized that all results are based upon behaviors appropriate to the circumstances. By understanding that all of our actions are determined by specific, well-defined standards, a model for success was developed. Key to the longevity of the results, this model is sustainable and allows people to retain their personal dignity as they pursue their life's plan. These truths are simple. Acknowledging and abiding by them takes some work. Trust yourself. By illuminating the ten most common obstacles to success, paired with the truths that show the reader how to overcame them, Pete's simple and straightforward advice, based on data and hard-won experience, provides an understandable and virtually guaranteed plan for improvement and achievement.
The Fred Factor
Author: Mark Sanborn
Publisher: Crown Business
Seize the chance to be extraordinary. Who has made the biggest difference in your life? Whose words and actions have uplifted and motivated you to excel? Chances are it was someone like Fred the postman--so outstanding in his service that Mark Sanborn realized this mail carrier could be an example for any person wanting to be extraordinary. The “Fred factor” is summarized by four principles that will release fresh energy, enthusiasm, and creativity in your career and life: • Make a Difference • Build Relationships • Create Value • Reinvent Yourself You, too, can apply The Fred Factor to enrich the lives of customers, co-workers, friends, and family members, as well as reach new levels of personal success yourself. Sanborn also shows how to discover and develop other “Freds. Why not become a “Fred” yourself? You will turn the ordinary moments of life into extraordinary opportunities to make a difference in the world. From the Hardcover edition.
Performing Under Pressure
Author: Hendrie Weisinger, J. P. Pawliw-Fry
Publisher: Crown Pub
Offers more than 20 different strategies to use to downplay and reduce the feelings of stress while under pressure in both personal and professional situations, from public speaking, sales presentations to job interviews and even playing a friendly, but competitive, game of golf. 40,000 first printing.