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3.00091206990715 out of 53.00091206990715 out of 53.00091206990715 out of 53.00091206990715 out of 53.00091206990715 out of 5 3.00 (1,831 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John G. Miller Narrator: John G. Miller Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780399566103
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This is a quick but deep book that explores the role of personal accountability in one's work and personal life. In his own work experience, Miller found that many people look for others to blame their problems and conflicts on. He proposes that instead of asking who is to blame for the situation, we should ask, "What can I do to improve the situation?" Only by being able to ask this "question behind the question" can we take ownership of the problem and start working toward a solution... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 2/20/2014

    " forced to read, wish it was better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 2/13/2014

    " When dealing with problems focus on (1.) What or How can (2) I (3) take action to improve the situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/10/2014

    " Had to read this for my Marketing class. it was a very quick and easy read that offered great advice, I will definitely read this again like the author suggests! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn Olson | 2/9/2014

    " A quick read that reminded me about the accountability i have in the way i think and speak to others. I only wish the book left me feeling more confident in how to apply the QBQ. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Brannon | 2/7/2014

    " I didn't find this book overly helpful. It might be helpful for a young person, but most people of at least 30 years have figured out that being overly judgmental is no way to live. You can read the whole thing in 20 minutes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 1/31/2014

    " Pretty interesting look at how we should behave in business and life overall "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rob James | 1/26/2014

    " A quick (1-hour) read that can have a big impact on one's attitude and approach to life. Advises to stop being a victim, but to take personal responsibility. Uses real-life situations to paint the picture. I would disagree with the author's idea that a personal injury lawyer would not be interested in what the author has to offer, but still highly recommend this book. Goes well with Jason Selk's 10-Minute Toughness concept of being relentlessly solution focused. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 12/31/2013

    " Typical gimmicky business book - short and to the point - but a good point that deserves repetition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda Strnad | 12/29/2013

    " A quick, easy read with great concepts & practical applications. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DeeDee H. | 12/11/2013

    " motivating stuff! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 12/3/2013

    " I thought the the idea of the "Question Behind The Question" is a great concept and the idea does sound like a good idea for companies. It is not The One Minute Mnager. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melanie | 11/20/2013

    " Quick read with lots of good information. Discusses how to overcome falling prey to victim thinking and procratination by asking better questions. Yes, you can take ownership of your life even if there are barriers that are beyond your control! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodney | 11/12/2013

    " Excellent book on how to ask questions to get to the answer behind the blame. Focus is on accountability and how to get ohters accept accountabilty by asking the right quesitons the QBQ. The book is a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cyndi | 9/21/2013

    " This was a required read for my new job, but I enjoyed it. It really speaks to the lack of personal accountability in our society today. We are quick to make excuses or pass the blame instead of asking what we could have done differently. Made me rethink some of my own actions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TerryJames | 8/26/2013

    " I enjoyed this book so much so I am reading again. I wish everyone would read it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alexa | 1/23/2013

    " Read for work. Very fast read about taking responsibility. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 double stuff | 1/11/2013

    " Interesting take on personal accountability...very quick read for anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary | 10/9/2012

    " This is an easy book to read and a simple concept, which is as the title says, personal accountability. It took just a couple of hours to read and it was worth the time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Trisha | 8/24/2012

    " Ehh.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steffi | 6/19/2012

    " Quick & easy read, common sense stuff that is easy to forget/practice in real life. Really gives you something to think about living up to a sense of personal accountability. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allan | 5/21/2012

    " Great book. A life changer for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Tefteller | 1/23/2012

    " Really enjoyed it. Made me do alot of self analysis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chad Stutzman | 9/16/2011

    " Quick easy read that is packed with practical stuff. Taking personal responsibility is something we can all get better at. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Rubenstein | 8/22/2011

    " GREAT book, helped me change my attitude at work and take more responsibility. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chip | 6/1/2011

    " if EVERYBODY read this very short book and lived it, we'd all be a great deal better off. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rae | 5/19/2011

    " I read this as part of a work book club. Easy read & perfect for the work atmosphere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 5/5/2011

    " I read this for work, but it turned out to be fairly interesting. Great examples; easy to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 4/30/2011

    " This book is handed out all new hires on our sales team. It is a great common-sense approach to getting things accomplished in work and life by trying to get past the negative things and working on what you can do to make it better. It had great real-life examples. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisadunbar22 | 3/11/2011

    " I re-read this and was reminded of how far personal accountablitily can go both personally and professionally. I would recommend this quick read to anyone who can't help themselves from complaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bala | 2/25/2011

    " Very good book on Personal Accountability. Lots of situational examples. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to hone their leadership skills. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginny | 2/5/2011

    " Simple, quick read with a powerful message. It is a good reminder of a positive and effective management strategies. Maybe a bit too many anecdotes, but a good message nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/18/2011

    " John G. Miller has written this wonderful guide to teach us how to begin to eliminate blame and complaining. Instead of blaming others, ask "What can I do to make this better?" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darrin | 1/1/2011

    " Great book on personal accountability! Short enough to read in a couple hours...every time you start blaming, complaining, or procrastinating. Read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 12/20/2010

    " I am a true believer in personal responsibility. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Radha | 11/8/2010

    " Pretty good advice. Will make us start thinking differently "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 10/31/2010

    " This was an okay book about personal accountability. There was nothing earth-shattering or new in it, but a good reminder about personal ethics and being accountable for yourself and your actions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 H.s. | 10/30/2010

    " forced to read, wish it was better. "

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About the Author

John G. Miller is a bestselling author and the founder of QBQ, Inc., a development company that has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 and other companies and government and non-government organizations internationally. He lives in Denver.