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"
Two-time New York Times best-selling 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 best seller How Did That Happen? to complete the most comprehensive series ever written on workplace accountability.
"Redundant. Takes forever to get to the point."
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.
Since 1994, New York Times best seller The Oz Principle has been the bible of business accountability, helping countless companies build dynamic, creative workplaces. Now Roger Connors and Tom Smith show readers how to use accountability to strengthen personal relationships, inspire and motivate their children, increase their value on the job, improve their health and financial well-being, and attain every other major goal.
"Before you buy another time management tool(self help book, app for smart phone, ect.) read this book"
Drawing on case studies, many from client companies, the authors show how to establish clear expectations and manage the unmet expectations that inevitably occur. And they offer a positive, principled way that engages hearts and minds. This book can help people at every level---from senior executives to front-line workers---enjoy greater productivity, profitability, and job satisfaction.
"HELP - How Can I Get The Lost Hours Back ?"
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.
In his brilliantly imagined, Obie Award-winning show, Roger Guenveur Smith explores the life of the controversial Black Panther leader through a series of improvisations based on Newton's own words and writings.
Reluctant bank robber Jack Burn is on the run after a heist in the United States that left three million dollars missing and one cop dead. Hiding out in Cape Town, South Africa, he is desperate to build a new life for his pregnant wife and young son. But on a tranquil evening in their new suburban neighborhood, they are the victims of a random gangland break-in.
"Outstanding Noir fiction"
A split-second decision with no second chance: get it wrong and you wake up dead. On a blowtorch-hot night in Cape Town, American ex-model Roxy Palmer and her gunrunner husband, Joe, are carjacked, leaving Joe lying in a pool of blood. As the carjackers make their getaway, Roxy makes a fateful choice that changes her life forever. Disco and Godwynn, the ghetto gangbangers who sped away in Joe's convertible, will stop at nothing to track her down.
"really appreciate this type of storytelling"
Smith's edgy and funny The Watts Towers Project focuses on Simon Rodia, the Italian immigrant who spent 33 years building his towers: only to walk away from them, never to return. Smith blends his own childhood, the life of Rodia, and the last quarter-century of L.A. history to create (in the words of Back Stage West) a "wonderfully eclectic piece".
Ein heißer Sommerabend in den Cape Flats von Kapstadt. Das Ex-Model Roxy und ihr Mann Joe, ein zwielichtiger Waffenhändler, werden überfallen...
Ein dummer Zufall, ein brutales Verbrechen, ein korrupter Polizist und eine schonungslose Tour de force, die in immer tiefere Abgründe führt. "Kap der Finsternis" ist ein atemloser literarischer Thriller, der ein ungeschöntes Panorama des heutigen Südafrika zeichnet - ein spektakuläres Debüt!
Jack Burns, ein moralisch gestrauchelter Amerikaner, ist auf der Flucht mit Frau und Sohn in Kapstadt untergetaucht. Als die drei einem willkürlichen Gewaltverbrechen zum Opfer fallen, beginnt eine atemberaubende Hetzjagd. Brutale Straßengangs, ein bigotter Polizist namens Rudi Barnard, der Jesus Christus und das Töten liebt, und ein Showdown in den riesigen, labyrinthischen Ghettos der Cape Flats in einem hochtourigen Thriller, der ein krasses Panorama des heutigen Südafrika zeigt.
Ein höllisch heißer Sommer in Kapstadt. Das amerikanische Ex-Model Roxy und ihr Mann Joe, ein zwielichtiger Waffenhändler, werden überfallen. Joe wird verwundet, und als die schwarzen Gangster mit seinem Wagen verschwunden sind, handelt Roxy kurz entschlossen und erschießt ihren Mann. Die beiden Gangster, die plötzlich unter Mordverdacht stehen, schwören auf Rache. Doch unverhofft findet Roxy einen Beschützer, den farbigen Billy Afrika, der allerdings seine ganz eigenen Ziele verfolgt.
Bergerac-obsessed Will Smith has one guiding force in his life - an audiobook of John Nettles reading the ancient Chinese text of the Tao. He has always used this audio to illuminate problems in his life, to find a way through when the road seems blocked. Now, Will brings the Tao of Bergerac to his audience, as each week he navigates the minefield of love, justice, individuality, and machismo with the help of some special guests from his favourite TV show.