The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

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Portfolio, 2004 - Business & Economics - 234 pages
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The definitive book on workplace accountability by the New York Times bestselling authors of How Did That Happen?

Since it was originally published in 1994, The Oz Principle has sold nearly 600,000 copies and become the worldwide bible on accountability. Through its practical and invaluable advice, thousands of companies have learned just how vital personal and organizational accountability is for a company to achieve and maintain its best results.

At the core of the authors' message is the idea that when people take personal ownership of their organization's goals and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more invested and work at a higher level to ensure not only their own success, but everyone's. Now more than ever, The Oz Principle is vital to anyone charged with obtaining results. It is a must have, must read, and must apply classic business book.

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User Review  - gtliddle - LibraryThing

I read this book as a result of a training class I took entitled Achieving Accountability. The book delivers a modern perspective on an old topic. The concepts provided in this book are not ... Read full review

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User Review  - ebnelson - LibraryThing

With a focus on accountability and its corollary, empowerment, there’s a lot that’s good here. Connors et al. shoehorn business lessons into the framework of The Wizard of Oz pulling out lessons that ... Read full review

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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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