Journey to the Emerald City: Implementing the Oz Principle to Create a Culture of Accountability

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2002 - Business & Economics - 246 pages
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Connors and Smith explore the direct link between a company's culture and the results it produces, providing a program to transform entrenched patterns into potent new ways of being and doing. Getting to the core of why people work as they do is a dynamic process demanding that leaders take control of the culture to create experiences that foster beliefs, drive actions, and produce the ultimate competitive advantage. Filled with success stories, the book introduces a step by step model to help people at any level of the organization take action that will alter the company's belief system in order to produce the desired results.

 

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Journey to the Emerald City

User Review  - AimingHigh - Borders

Read the book and then had the training and really enjoyed it. The book made sense to me and taught concepts that can be applied universally. The key concept they focused on was accountability. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - GLeon - Borders

I thought Journey was a great read! I found the step by step model introduced in this book insightful. Journey truly defines how results can be achieved through a culture of accountability. Read full review

Contents

Accelerating the Journey
5
Building a Culture of Accountability
25
SHIFTING TO A NEW CULTURE
51
Chapter Four Generating Action That Gets Results
77
Chapter Five Identifying Beliefs That Produce Action
101
Chapter Six Creating Experiences That Instill the Right Beliefs
123
PART THREE
141
Chapter Seven Using Focused Feedback to Accelerate Change
147
Chapter Eight Aligning a Culture for Rapid Progress
167
Chapter Nine Employing Leadership to Move the Change Forward
191
Chapter Ten Enrolling the Fntire Organization in the Transition
215
Index241
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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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