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The Oz Principle is the groundbreaking work that demonstrated the vital role of accountability in the achievement of business results and the improvement of both individual and organizational performance. Image retrieved from http://www.ozprinciple.com/self/book/
Two-time New York Times bestselling authors Roger Connors and Tom Smith show how leaders can achieve record-breaking results by quickly and effectively shaping their organizational culture to capitalize on their greatest asset--their people. Change the Culture, Change the Game joins their classic book The Oz Principle and their recent bestseller How Did That Happen? to complete the most comprehensive series ever written on workplace accountability. Based on their earlier book Journey to the Emerald City, this fully revised installment captures what the authors have learned while working with hundreds of thousands of people on using organizational culture as a strategic advantage.
Roger Connors and Tom Smith literally wrote the book on accountability. Their bestseller The Oz Principle has sold more than 500,000 copies in several editions since 1994. As they've worked with thousands of clients over two decades through their firm, Partners in Leadership, the authors have developed new strategies for holding people accountable while building morale. They offer powerful steps to establish a positive "Accountability Connection," rather than waiting to place blame after problems arise and people fail to deliver. Drawing on case studies, many from client companies, the authors show how to establish clear expectations and manage the unmet expectations that inevitably occur. And they offer a positive, principled way that engages hearts and minds. This book can help people at every level--from senior executives to front-line workers--enjoy greater productivity, profitability, and job satisfaction.
A compelling novel of business intrigue, suspense, and transformation from a critically acclaimed author In an exciting departure from his writing on leadership, corporate culture, and strategic change, Craig Hickman, the author of such titles as Creating Excellence and Mind of a Manager, Soul of a Leader, gives us a compelling tale of corporate intrigue and innovation. A suspenseful business novel that engages the reader on every dramatic level while teaching important lessons on how to be a more effective innovator and creative problem-solver, An Innovator's Tale focuses on the trials and tribulations of a newly promoted vice president who has been thrust into a world of corporate turnaround, duplicity, and espionage. Readers learn by her example as she discovers and applies four different levels and five critical stages of innovation, while struggling to contain containing the damage done by stolen business secrets, computer hacking, and high-level company officers who are not quite what they seem to be.
Building on the success of their previous book, The Oz Principle, Connors and Smith explore the direct link between a company’s culture and the results it produces. Journey To The Emerald City details a clear road map for Accelerating the Cultural Transition in which people focus on achieving the results critical to a company’s future. Connors and Smith provide 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, that drive actions, that produce the ultimate competitive advantage. Filled with success stories, Connors and Smith introduce a step-by-step model to help people at any level of the organization take action that will alter the culture’s belief system in order to produce the desired results.