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.
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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.
Medicine Hat is on the leading edge of a countrywide effort to end homelessness through the “housing first” strategy, developed nearly 25 years ago by a Canadian in New York by which anyone identified as homeless is offered a home without preconditions for sobriety and other self-improvement that keep many people on the street elsewhere.
"Homeless Find a Champion in Canada’s Medicine Hat" is from the February 28, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Craig S. Smith and narrated by Kristi Burns.
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"
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.
Patrick Beaudry, bejeweled, tattooed and bearded, lives on a remote wooded hillside in rural Quebec, worrying about living under Shariah law.
Canada moved this week to revoke the Indian status of thousands of people in Newfoundland who had been recognized as “founding members” of the Qalipu First Nation band. It is the latest step in a chaotic process to decide who among the sprawling island’s nearly 530,000 people should be recognized as Native Canadians.
“We could separate from the world, and we’d be totally self-sufficient,” said Ted Clugston, the mayor, sipping coffee in Medicine Hat’s award-winning, architectural designed brick-and-glass City Hall. “We’d be a very, very wealthy little country, except we have no military.”
A man was in custody Monday after a mass shooting in a mosque in Quebec City that killed six men and wounded eight others, Canadian officials said. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the episode a “terrorist attack on Muslims.”
"Suspect Is Held in Quebec Mosque Shooting That Killed 6" is from the January 30, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Ian Austen and Craig S. Smith and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
"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.
Kurt Remple, a toothless, unemployed, struggling alcoholic in this prairie town with the curious name is a success story of sorts. Five years ago, he was living under a bridge and surviving on free meals from charities.
"Homeless Find a Champion in Canada’s Medicine Hat" is from the February 26, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Craig S. Smith and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
The nation quickly rallied after the attack. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called it an act of terrorism, and there was a collective outpouring of remorse and empathy. But the attack also forced Canadians to confront a growing intolerance and extremism that has taken root particularly among some people in this French-speaking corner of the country.
In November, the federal government changed its electronic immigration-selection system, called Express Entry, to make it easier for international students to become citizens. And a bill pending in the Senate would restore a rule that counts half of students’ time spent studying in Canada toward the period of residency required for citizenship.
"Canada Beckons International Students With a Path to Citizenship" is from the January 26, 2017 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Craig S. Smith and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Canada is a remarkably open society, a legacy of liberal politicians who set the thinly populated country on the path of aggressive multiculturalism decades ago.
"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.