The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

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Portfolio, 2004 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
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A decade ago, 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.

Now, with corporate scandals in the headlines and the culture of victimization running rampant at every level of the business world, Roger Connors, Tom Smith, and Craig Hickman return with a new edition of The Oz Principle. Fully revised, this
edition will update the statistics, concepts, and relevant companies through fresh, timely anecdotes and stories.

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Review: The Oz Principle: Getting Results through Individual and Organizational Accountability

User Review  - Chris Ross - Goodreads

This is one of the worst business books I have read of all time. It was published in the early to mid-1990's and as the title suggests the authors use The Wizard of Oz characters to make their point ... Read full review

Review: The Oz Principle: Getting Results through Individual and Organizational Accountability

User Review  - Rod - Goodreads

This book had great balance between the theory and elements it was discussing and the business examples that made it come to life. So often with these "growth" books, the authors spend more time ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Roger Connors and Tom Smith are cofounders of Partners in Leadership, an international management consulting firm with hundreds of clients in almost all major industries. They are also the coauthors of Journey to the Emerald City, a sequel to The Oz Principle.


Tom Smith and Roger Connors are cofounders of Partners in Leadership, an international management consulting firm with hundreds of clients in almost all major industries. They are also the coauthors of Journey to the Emerald City, a sequel to The Oz Principle.

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