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.
"Good read, but repetitive"
The Oz Principle took the business world by storm. At its root, the principle works like this: Like Dorothy and the gang in The Wizard of Oz, most businesspeople have the tools to succeed, but when things go wrong they blame circumstance or others instead of looking within for the true cause of unsatisfactory results. Once individuals learn to accept responsibility, they can use the Oz Principle to become better leaders.
"Needed the unabridged version"
In Fix It, the authors present the startling results of their Workplace Accountability Study - conducted over three years, involving more than forty thousand participants from organizations across the globe: the most comprehensive study on workplace accountability ever conducted. When accountability is not working on the job, in the team or the organization as a whole, everyone is left asking how to fix it.
Building on the success of their previous title, The Oz Principle, Connors and Smith explore the direct link between a company's culture and the results it produces. Journey to the Emerald City details a clear road map for accelerating the move to a culture of accountability in which people focus on achieving the results critical to a company's future.
Herod the Great provides this memoir from Hell because he wishes to set the record straight. Herod finds historic figures in Hell to help him, including his son Herod Antipas, who ruled during Jesus' crucifixion; Cleopatra, who at first befriended and then turned on Herod; Marc Antony, who made him King of the Jews. We also meet such characters as Caesar Augustus, Pilate, Pope Leo X, Martin Luther, and Henry VIII.
"Fun, somewhat subversive fiction story"
An avid high school debater and enthusiastic student body president, Craig Smith seemed destined for a life in public service from an early age. As a sought-after speechwriter, Smith had a front-row seat at some of the most important events of the twentieth century, meeting with Robert Kennedy and Richard Nixon, advising Governor Ronald Reagan, writing for President Ford, serving as a campaign manager for a major U.S. senator's reelection campaign, and writing speeches for a contender for the Republican nomination for president.
A legend persists that, after the 'scourging', Pontius Pilate commanded that his victim be painted from life. Somewhere, the painting survives, the only true image of Christ, granting the gift of everlasting life to whoever possesses it. As the contenders vie for possession, the bullets fly, the body count rises, and the secrets of the portrait gradually unfold. We learn how and why it came to be painted and how an object depicting the Light of the World could exert such a baleful and malignant influence on those who possess it.
"Fighting in Nova Scotia to Gain ‘Indian Status’" is from the December 01, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Craig S. Smith and narrated by Caroline Miller.
"How a Changing Climate Is Shaping a Leaf Peeper's Paradise" is from the November 02, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Craig S. Smith and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"A Remote Job Comes with Free Land and a Sense of Community. 50,000 Apply" is from the October 20, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Craig S. Smith and narrated by Corey M. Snow.