The Oz Principle
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|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.
|Author||: Roger Connors,Tom Smith,Craig R. Hickman|
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.
|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.
|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.
|Author||: Roger Connors,Tom Smith|
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.
|Author||: Roger Connors,Tom Smith|
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.
|Author||: Roger Connors,Tom Smith|
From the world’s leading experts on workplace accountability comes the most comprehensive study on the subject, revealing the cure that could fix low employee engagement in the workplace once and for all One factor, more than any other, causes the problems business leaders fear most. Lackluster performance, sinking profits, and unmet stockholder expectations all stem from one source: a massive decline in employee engagement. Rather than blaming employees themselves for the decline, however, the Workplace Accountability Study reveals how to fix it: the secret lies with those who lead and manage our organizations. To inspire employees to be fully engaged, mentally and emotionally, in their work, leaders must first and foremost fix accountability—in themselves, their teams, and the entire enterprise. But how? To answer that question, Roger Connors and Tom Smith—cofounders of Partners In Leadership, the Accountability Training and Culture Change Company, and the authors of the New York Times bestseller The Oz Principle, the definitive bible on workplace accountability—have joined forces with three expert field practitioners. The resulting book not only presents eye-opening insights drawn from the authors’ three-year, first-of-its-kind Workplace Accountability Study, it also offers 240 proven solutions advanced by 120 successful leaders interviewed exclusively for this book. Their combined wisdom can help you solve every conceivable accountability problem, whenever and wherever it pops up. Since one size does not fit all in today’s challenging business environment, this official sequel to The Oz Principle provides an innovative, self-directed journey into accountability that enables you to tailor solutions to your own unique situation. Fix It tackles the 16 Accountability Traits consistently found in highly accountable, effective people, teams, and organizations, and it guides you to the ones you need to fix right now. You will design your personally tailored path through the book: 1. In Part 1, you create your Fix It Bucket List by taking the three-minute Fix It Assessment. 2. In Part 2, you spend fifteen minutes reading about the Accountability Trait in question. 3. In Part 3, you explore several tried-and-true solutions that will work for you, your team, or your entire organization. Fix It is destined to become an indispensable leadership and management resource for resolving any pressing problem in your organization. Whatever you need, from more accountability and ownership to greater engagement and leadership, this book will help you get the results you need. For more information, visit: www.fixit-book.com
|Author||: Tanner Corbridge,Jared Jones,Craig Hickman,Tom Smith|
The newest addition to Partners In Leadership's accountability series that began with the classic The Oz Principle. The Oz Principle has sold more than a million copies since it debuted in 1994, establishing it as the go-to reference on workplace accountability throughout the world. By embracing its practical and invaluable advice, tens of thousands of companies have improved their organizational accountability -- the key to achieving and sustaining exceptional results. Now, the team at Partners In Leadership is applying thirty years of proven success to a whole new concept: Propeller. This book presents a modern take on accountability, while remaining faithful to the elegantly simple premise: When people take personal ownership of their organization's priorities and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more engaged and perform at a higher level. With all new examples and stories, Propeller builds on the The Oz Principle's legacy to inspire the next generation of readers to tap the incredible power of personal, team, and organizational accountability.
|Author||: Eileen L. Dohmann|
|Editor||: HC Pro, Inc.|
Homecare agency leaders expect staff to stay current on policies and procedures, complete documentation on time, and practice excellent patient careBut holding them accountable can be challenging because nurses, therapists, and aides work autonomously in the field. This manual delivers a simple, six-step plan that homecare leaders can use to build a culture of commitment and accountability. Discover real-world strategies that the author uses with her own staff with measurable results.
|Author||: Brian Dixon|
If you're ready to get unstuck, love your work, and make the dream happen, entrepreneur and business coach Brian Dixon has a message for you: Start with Your People. After one too many burned bridges and failed projects, Brian Dixon set out to discover the secret to work you love and a life that matters. In Start with Your People, Brian shows you the single most important key to fully engage your relationships and unlock the door to purpose, passion, and profit. The truth is, your dream is not a solo venture. You need your people. And your people need you. Start with Your People is your one-stop guide for maximizing the most important resource to succeed in business and in life: relationships. Enter a new kind of hustle - one that supercharges what's possible on your path to profitable purpose. Join Brian to discover the people-first mindset that changes everything, including: The #1 key to unlocking your powerful network (without being cheesy or fake) A 10-step method to create your own personal mission statement Why your family actually helps you succeed at work, and how to see your kids as a legacy instead of a liability The counter-intuitive method to increase your income (without quitting your job) Little-known secrets to convert your under-performing team to a powerful dream team The fastest, safest way to deal with the difficult people in your life Plus, you get 11 powerful mindset hacks including Brian’s life-changing morning practice Start with Your People is the step-by-step blueprint you need to love your work and get after it. Packed with strategic principles, practical tips, and engaging stories, you’ll be able to lean into your home team as you move forward with clarity and confidence. Tired of struggling? Ready to take action? Start here to unlock the door to purposeful profit today.
|Author||: Roger Connors,Jeff Adcock,Kelly Andrews,Seth Connors|
A step-by-step guide to supercharging the coaching culture inside your organization, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Oz Principle and The Wisdom of Oz. Coaching is the most effective method for boosting human performance. Studies shows that it increases productivity by 88%. Coaching, however, has become increasingly exclusive due to the high costs of external coaches. Managers, responsible for coaching the people on their teams, are overburdened by an ever-increasing span of control with little time to coach. The solution: extend coaching to the masses, so that everyone, at every level in the organization, can get the coaching they need, when they need it. A fresh take on a traditional model, Get a Coach, Be a Coach combines decades of first-hand experience with real-life stories and practical exercises. Drawing on over 30 years of advising senior management all over the world, authors Roger Connors, Jeff Adcock, Kelly Andrews, and Seth Connors offer a bottoms-up strategy: Self-Directed Performance Coaching. Unlike most coaching styles, this innovative approach puts the Learner, not the Coach, in charge of the learner-coach relationship. Self-Directed Performance Coaching is for anyone, from brand-new hires and middle managers to senior leaders and C-level executives, who seeks to boost performance. All you have to do is: • Identify your Most Important Thing, whether it’s that pitch you want to deliver or client you want to impress, • Find a Coach who's a Level Up, or someone who has already acquired the skills and experience you need, • Coach your Coach, or guide your coaching relationship to meet your specific learning needs, and • Be a Coach, and share your newfound expertise with the next generation of Learners. This book is for all who want to create a thriving coaching culture within their organization.
|Author||: B. J. Gallagher,Ken Blanchard|
|Editor||: Simple Truths|
When Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion approached the great Wizard of Oz they assumed that their leader would wave his magic wand and solve their problems, leaving them off on their merry way. But that's not how a leader inspires a team, and that's not how a team finds success in the wonderful land of Oz. Instead, the Wizard guides them on their journey, reminding them of their own unique skills and abilities so they can accomplish their dreams. These unique and easy-to-use tools lay the foundation for great teamwork and inspiring management. You'll create a more effective workplace using the Wizard's easy-to-follow leadership principles, inspiring and encouraging both leaders and team members alike.
|Author||: Greg Bustin|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
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.
|Author||: Frederick F. Reichheld,Frederick R. Reichheld|
|Editor||: Harvard Business Press|
Building Loyalty: The Acid Test of Leadership Fewer than half of today's employees believe that their companies deserve their loyalty. Web-empowered customers now defect more easily and more quickly than ever. Has loyalty become an outdated notion in today's marketplace? Fred Reichheld, author of the bestselling book The Loyalty Effect, argues that loyalty is still the fuel that drives financial success-even, and perhaps especially, in today's volatile, high-speed economy-but that most organizations are running on empty. Why? Because leaders too often confuse profits with purpose, taking the low road to short-term gains at the expense of employees, customers, and ultimately, investors. In a business environment that thrives on networks of mutually beneficial relationships, says Reichheld, it is the ability to build strong bonds of loyalty-not short-term profits-that has become the "acid test" of leadership. Based on extensive research into companies from online start-ups to established institutions-including Harley-Davidson, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Cisco Systems, Dell Computer, Intuit, and more-Reichheld reveals six bedrock principles of loyalty upon which leaders build enduring enterprises. Underscoring that success requires both understanding and measuring loyalty, he couples each principle with straightforward actions that drive measurement systems, compensation, organization, and strategy: Play to win/win: never profit at the expense of partners. Be picky: membership must be a privilege. Keep it simple: reduce complexity for speed and flexibility. Reward the right results: worthy partners deserve worthy goals. Listen hard and talk straight: insist on honest, two-way communication and learning. Preach what you practice: explain your principles, then live by them. Vivid case studies illustrate the consequences of building or ignoring loyalty, and a rigorous Loyalty Acid Test (www.loyaltyrules.com) enables leaders to benchmark their loyalty practices against competitors. Providing tools for implementing the timeless principles of loyalty in a volatile economy, Loyalty Rules! is a practical guidebook for taking the high road in business-the only road that leads to lasting success. Fred Reichheld is a Director Emeritus of Bain Company and a Bain Fellow. He is the author of The Loyalty Effect as well as of influential articles in Harvard Business Review and the Wall Street Journal. His work has been featured in leading publications including the New York Times, Business Week, the Financial Times, and The Economist.
|Author||: L. Frank Baum|
A little boy, Tip, escapes from his evil guardian, the witch Mombi, with the help of a walking wooden figure with a jack-o'-lantern head named Jack Pumpkinhead (brought to life with the magic Powder of Life Tip stole from Mombi), as well as a living Sawhorse (created from the same powder). Tip ends up on an adventure with the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman to help Scarecrow to recapture his throne from General Jinjur's army of girls.
|Author||: Craig R. Hickman,Michael A. Silva|
Creating Excellence, first published in 1984, proposes a rational yet visionary blend of approaches for a winning, strategy-driven culture that can provide you and your company with the confidence that gets results. Based on a programme of six essential leadership skills – vision, sensitivity, insight, versatility, focus, and patience – this step-by-step blueprint for organisational excellence shows the New Age Executive exactly how to: Know your firm’s capabilities – and make the most of them Motivate your people to peak performance Respond positivity to change from within and without Develop long-term goals and see them through And turn crisis into opportunity All these principles are illustrated with fascinating case studies of the most spectacular successes and failures in the history of American enterprise. In addition, hands-on ‘exercises’ will enable you to test their application to the concerns of your own organisation. Whether you work for a small business or a vast conglomerate, in a hot new industry or a mature, stable environment, Creative Excellence can help make you the most important corporate asset of the eighties – and beyond.
|Author||: Craig Hickman,Craig Morgan|
Results Revolution describes use of three simple levers¿Required Results, Reciprocol Results, Realized Results¿to sustainably drive greater Focus, Energy, and Solutions for your business.
|Author||: Nathan Jamail|
The successful self-published author of The Sales Leaders Playbook writes his first mainstream leadership book There are enormous differences between managing and coaching. Yet many companies and organizations encourage their leaders to coach teams without ever teaching them how and without creating a culture that supports coaching. Nathan Jamail—a leading consultant, professional speaker, and the president of his own group of businesses—trains coaches at several Fortune 500 companies and learned that it takes not only different skills to achieve success, but a truly effective coach needs an organizational culture that creates and multiplies the success of every motivated team member. The Leadership Playbook shows leaders the skills necessary to be an effective coach and to build effective teams by: Fostering employees’ belief in the culture of a company Resolving issues proactively rather than reactively and creating an involvement that constantly pushes employees to be their best Focusing on the more humane principles of leadership—gratitude, positivity, and recognition—that keep morale high Holding teams and individuals accountable Constantly recruiting talent ("building the bench") rather than filling positions only when they are empty Combining research, interviews, and inspiring stories with the lessons that have earned Jamail the respect of the world’s foremost corporations including CISCO, FedEx, Sprint, the U.S. Army, and State Farm; The Leadership Playbook will dominate the category for years to come.
|Author||: Craig Hickman|
The best business managers and leaders often have an adversarial relationship with each other, yet they have one thing in common: the search for that elusive advantage that will propel them and their organizations to greater success. It explores the practical aspects of the schism between managers and leaders, suggesting ways to exploit this natural tension to gain positive results. Offering a wealth of insights drawn from over 15 years as a top management consultant, Craig Hickman shows the ways in which the strengths of these two distinct personality types complement each other. From the strategic analyzer and the strategy planner to the concrete thinker and the visionary to the nit-picker and the risk-taker--he shows how each individual perspective contributes to overall success. While specific chapters are grouped around five major organizational success factors, it is designed for rapid, random access depending on the reader's interests.