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The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability | [Roger Connors, Tom Smith, Craig Hickman]

The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

The Oz Principle is the groundbreaking work that demonstrates the vital role of accountability in the achievement of business results and the improvement of both individual and organizational performance. With more than a half million copies sold, The Oz Principle has emerged as one of the most influential and useful business ideas of recent times. The Oz Principle shows how to overcome The Blame Game that is so prevalent in organizations today.
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The Oz Principle is the groundbreaking work that demonstrates the vital role of accountability in the achievement of business results and the improvement of both individual and organizational performance. With more than a half million copies sold, The Oz Principle has emerged as one of the most influential and useful business ideas of recent times. The Oz Principle shows how to overcome The Blame Game that is so prevalent in organizations today. By taking the Steps to Accountability® and helping people See It®, Own It®, Solve It®, and Do It®, the authors help people move Above the Line® to take ownership for overcoming obstacles and getting results. The audio book spells out how to capture the power of positive accountability by helping people at every level of the organization ask the question, “What else can I do?” to achieve the result. The Oz Principle changed the fate of hundreds of companies because it works! People want to be accountable. Taking ownership of a business is exciting. So is improved performance. That’s why accountability has become a core management value for thousands of organizations throughout the world.

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©2010 Craig Hickman, Tom Smith, Roger Connors (P)2011 Oasis

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    Jessica Phoenix, AZ 06-17-15
    Jessica Phoenix, AZ 06-17-15
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    "Some good principles to follow!"

    Author did a good job of reviewing the principles throughout the book. Might need some updated examples though. I will definitely be implementing some of this stuff though!

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    Samantha 05-28-15
    Samantha 05-28-15
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    "Good read, but repetitive"

    Good principles. Book can be a little repetitive and sites some older examples. Does references quizzes in hardbound book which are not accessible on the audio book.

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    Corne Lombard USA 05-03-15
    Corne Lombard USA 05-03-15
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    "What it all boils down to"

    You are accountable for your action or inactions. Good book.
    I don't know the story behind wizard of oz therefore the four stars.

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    Sue Magruder 03-12-15 Member Since 2013
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    "WOW! Super Food for Success"
    What did you love best about The Oz Principle?

    I have read enough book, as my husband says, to know everything on leadership and team building. This book has shown me a higher mountain where wise men teach. The Oz Principle teaches and leads you to understand yourself, those you work with and way to live above the line. It delivers thought provoking solutions that make you thirsty for more. it is so enriching I bought the paperback version to mark up and I have signed up for the self direct learning.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Oz Principle?

    There was no one most memorable moments in the book but a continual stream of ideas, principles and applications that kept me engaged and wanting to start applying what I have learned.


    What about Wayne Shepherd’s performance did you like?

    Wayne Shepherd's voice is easy to listen to. He delivered the message with the inflection and emphasis that made this an enjoyable listen.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I was amazed how many stories told were as if the author was reading my days diary of events. People, places and names may have been changed but I work with every one of these people types. That tells me I am not along in the desire to see better of myself and others on my team.


    Any additional comments?

    Get this book, listen and listen again. You will be better for it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TREVA MAITLAND 03-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Good not great"

    This book is a little cheesy yet pretty good leadership info is embedded within it. Stick with it to the end.

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    CRDubleU 02-16-15
    CRDubleU 02-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Repetitive"

    To much story line and not enough business direction content. Would like more description on use of the Oz principle and less stories.

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    Crystal 01-27-15
    Crystal 01-27-15
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    "Repetitive"

    Dry and repetitive. Good ideas about staying accountable, but I wish there were less general examples and instead focused on one or two in depth examples.

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    Dan USA 10-02-14
    Dan USA 10-02-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Straight and to the Point"

    This book was recommended to me by a colleague, and I was not disappointed. Mr. Connors outlines, in the simplest of terms, what must be done to experience happiness in all areas of life. Implementing the principles outlined in this book may not be easy, but it's simple. Connors does an excellent job to point out the characteristics of below-the-line thinking, and shows the steps to defeat it. I didn't realize until I heard this book how much of my own time and energy I was still wasting blaming outside circumstances for my own problems instead of taking control to confront them head on. If you're not open to self-change, you will likely find this book to be a waste of your time, but if you are, it provides a great foundation to begin.

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    Kal indianapolis, IN, United States 10-24-13
    Kal indianapolis, IN, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "A Real Gut Check"
    What made the experience of listening to The Oz Principle the most enjoyable?

    I found the journey enjoyable but a painful experience of Self Examination to a greater person through the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The Best thing of the Whole Book is that it is Real and principles are applicable to all levels of life whether in Business or Home life relationships.


    What does Wayne Shepherd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Shepherd keeps information alive and interesting.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The Last 3 chapters were a real call to action for me and going through the exercises is a must if you are truly committed to Getting Above the Line and Staying there.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for everyone that wants to maintain strong long lasting relationships.

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    Jeff WEST LEBANON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, United States 07-08-13
    Jeff WEST LEBANON, NEW HAMPSHIRE, United States 07-08-13
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    "Open my eyes so I can improve as a manager"
    Would you listen to The Oz Principle again? Why?

    Yes, I could learn more n more each time I listen to the oz.


    What did you like best about this story?

    What I liked best is how the author explains in detail how we can use it in our workforce


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    "Excellent and informative"
    What did you like most about The Oz Principle?

    Practical applications for yourself and others you're managing


    What aspect of Wayne Shepherd’s performance might you have changed?

    Pace was a little fast - you tune into that over a period of listening but I found it a bit much at first.


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