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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (388 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roger Connors, Tom Smith, Craig Hickman Narrator: Wayne Shepherd Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Smart Audio Series Release Date: February 2011 ISBN: 9781608148219
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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 audiobook 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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Quotes & Awards

  • The Oz Principle describes what we’ve all suspected—that it isn’t just America in crisis, but the American character. The good news is that Connors, Smith, and Hickman also describe the ‘yellow brick road’ we must follow to rebuild the dominant qualities to achieve success.”

    Stephen R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 lex fist2face | 8/23/2015

    " waste of time, nothing new brought to the subject, i have read these thoughts and strategies before, seemed recycled "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jesse Warner | 2/12/2014

    " Had to read it for work. The lesson - personal accountability - could have be accurately conveyed in about 25 pages. For some reason I felt personally accountable to read all 220. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Missy | 2/11/2014

    " I really agree with the basic message of stop complaining and making excuses for why your life, work, marriage, etc. is so terrible (this book dealing with the business side of it). The whole book was based on getting people beyond the "poor me" mentality and taking responsibility for where they are at. Great message really! My problem, and maybe it is just my problem, is I could never get why we were dragging all the Oz characters into it. I guess it was a must given the title of the book, but I didn't go along with the Oz theme at all. Although I see the connection between them complaining about not having brains and all that...It would've been better to just deal w/ the topic of the book without the all the oz stuff. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dante | 2/3/2014

    " "Take responsibility for your actions". There, I saved you slogging through that. Well I guess there were some amusing real life anecdotes, but the Wizard of Oz analogy did not work for me at all. "

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

    " Fantastic book and can't wait to see it implemented throughout XanGo. I have already begun to hear the buzzwords and am excited to begin focusing on accountability, especially my own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 1/27/2014

    " Sometimes what you think is a no brainer isn't apparent until your nose is in a book reading about it! Pretty good thoughts on accountability! In a world where people have an inflated sense of entitlement, eye on the dollar vs. the goal of accomplishment and regularly play the game of finger pointing, this is a read for anyone! Go ahead and better yourself! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsay | 1/14/2014

    " Required reading for work. Pretty good and very motivating for changing your mindset and getting stuff done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ric Underhile | 1/13/2014

    " Useful, but not terribly innovative ideas. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/6/2014

    " This is an excellent book on personal accountability "

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

    " Great perspectives on workplace and personal accountability. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/3/2013

    " I would recomment this book for a group I don't think it would be nearly as enjoyable if you couldn't bounce ideas off of others. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lois | 10/4/2013

    " Great read for both personal and professional growth. Makes one rally think about their role in problems and if you ever feel like a victim, this book is a must. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeh | 9/13/2013

    " If you are a manager of any sort, read this book, it will make you look long and hard at yourself!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Octavio Bernal | 4/21/2013

    " great book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori Grant | 3/10/2013

    " A should-read book on human resources for knowledge workers and entrepreneurs. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carolyn | 1/26/2013

    " seriously, this is the market to get into ..... new way of stating the golden rule ..... much like every business book that's been out over the past few years. I'm sticking wit Covey "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jaime | 12/22/2012

    " Meh. This is one of those books that could have said the same thing in about 30 pages but instead took 300. And for supposedly being about the Wizard of Oz, this book barely contained any references. Of course, it has made me want to read the Wizard of Oz, so I guess all was not lost. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Chris | 9/9/2012

    " This book did get me interested in reading the original OZ books, but it didn't inspire me to finish. It didn't tell me anything I hadn't heard before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 8/25/2012

    " Read for work. Upper management wants to try to implement this as a new company culture. It's not going to work though, unless they actually read the book and take it's principle to heart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn Meulen | 11/15/2011

    " The concept of personal accountability is one that resonates with me. The basic message of stop whining and think outside the box to get it figured out is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 10/30/2011

    " The Oz principle focuses on personal and organizational accountability. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 9/19/2011

    " This book was provided to me through work. It has some good points about accountability becomes redundant pretty quickly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brooke | 7/25/2011

    " I have been assigned to read this for a book club at work, in case you were wondering why I am reading this book along with all the other, more fun books...ha. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 3/13/2011

    " Yeah, uh, work "required?" reading. But I atually use a lot of it at work and I find that a lot of the concepts work well. "

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About the Author

Roger Connors is the cofounder of Partners in Leadership, an international management consulting firm with thousands of clients in almost all major industries. His books include Change the Culture, Change the GameHow Did That Happen?; and The Oz Principle.

About the Narrator

Wayne Shepherd’s voice is heard widely in Christian radio and television, as well as numerous audiobooks and special projects. With nearly forty years of broadcast experience, Wayne serves a growing number of clients as a radio host, interviewer, voice-over talent, and consultant.