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Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power of Personal Accountability Hardcover – April 12, 2012
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---ARIANNA HUFFINGTON, founder, The Huffington Post
"If only this was compulsory reading for all of us, with timely reminders to each other when we fall into the 'victim part of the accountability loop'--I think the world would be a better place."""
---HELEN GOLDSON, VP, talent management, Goodrich
""Making Yourself Indispensable" talks to you and encourages you. It is like having a professional career coach at your fingertips to help you improve and be more effective. It gives you principles and a new mind-set that you can put to use immediately to make a difference. It makes you think differently. It builds your confidence that you can do better. This book is indispensable."
---DARWIN RICHARDSON, plant manager, Baxter Healthcare Corporation
"I researched for years looking for a simple way of describing accountability without all of the negative stuff associated with it. The Personal Accountability Model is the answer. This method has assisted my staff and our employees in moving away from resistance, blame, or hiding and in learning how to take full accountability for the success of their actions. As a result, we are more successful than ever."""
---PAUL TRINIDAD, director, customer supply chain, Johnson & Johnson
"Supercuts is dedicated to customer service and providing high-quality services and products. Yet customer expectations are increasing each year. "Making Yourself Indispensable" and the Personal Accountability Model have provided our team with the inspiration and tools to make those improvements so we can continuously raise the bar on customer service."
---CHRISTINA R. CAMPBELL, Christina Campbell & Company, Supercuts
"I have known Mark and his accountability work for over twenty years now. He is an exceptionally wise, insightful, and effective consultant, and I have worked along aside him on numerous client engagements. As a pioneer myself in the field of personal responsibility, I applaud the work Mark has done to place the spotlight on the Power of Personal Accountability. This book is truly indispensable."---RUSSELL BISHOP, editorial director, The Huffington Post
"The lessons learned in "Making Yourself Indispensible" take the mystery out of accountability by not only providing a foundational language for practicing accountability, but a complete road map as well. It has been my personal experience that by applying these principles across an organization, people do transform, ultimately leading to more accountable individuals, teams, and organizations with improved business results."
---ANN M. HACKETT, PhD, vice president, talent management, H&R Block
"After more than twelve years of using Mark Samuel's powerful tools and insights now taught in "Making Yourself Indispensable," I have seen hundreds of people in my organization become more effective and satisfied at work. This book is a proven and inspiring path to greater levels of achievement and fulfillment in life."
---TODD PIERCE, executive vice president, Salesforce.com
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Top Customer Reviews
Using the tools in the book, we learned about 'forgiveness' and 'recovery' from a pragmatic and very business like perspective. That has helped all our impacted leaders engage in more personally rewarding and safer ways. Breakdowns are quickly surfaced and forward motion accelerated with this kind of thinking.
It has been one of the most personally rewarding books for me. As with all Mark's work it focuses on execution, I didn't just set it aside as a 'nice' read. I found that page-by-page my thinking and then my behaviour started to change. I've also been priveledge to witness significant self-awareness and growth in others as they moved from a victim mentality to one of being an accountable formal and informal leader.
In a baffling, overwhelming world of constant change, this book provides clear tools and processes for how you can intentionally live the life you want.
Having taken Mark Samuel's workshop related to Making Yourself Indispensable, I can relate to the content of the book easier as I continue to read the book and work the exercises. I highly recommend for anyone who can to also take his workshops as adjunct to reading and working the book. Mark is a passionate human being who has cultivated a great wisdom about what it takes for us to live fulfilling lives.
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Don't just read it - do the exercises! That's where the rubber meets the road, and where you will find a path towards substantially improving your work life... and real life! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Victoria Lindsey
Great book on learning how to make yourself accountable in all aspects of your life. Samuel explains how often we place ourselves in the victim loop and how its a constant cycle. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Anthony Alegrete
Samuel tells the reader that life isn't fair, so don't expect to be treated fairly. If you have expectations of being treated with dignity or respect by your "leaders" or if you... Read morePublished on April 30, 2014 by Pepper Mill
There are a lot of business books out there but few good ones. This should be kept in your library to refer to again and again.Published on November 1, 2013 by PKN
Disappointing effort. Just disappointing in content, effort, and just disappointing. Did I say disappointing? I did..well, that's it, because it is very.Published on June 14, 2013 by Victoria Harlow
Required reading for anyone who runs an organization or works in an organization. Mark Samuel lays out a brilliantly clear, actionable and reality-based path to sustainable... Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by Sharon Rich
This is a wonderful book. Truly helpful while being fun!
Author is amazing, funny, smart and compassionate.
A must read for any in the business world.
This book provides a practical step by step guide to becoming indispensable. I continue to come back to this book to refresh myself on the tools provided by the author. Love it!Published on November 13, 2012 by Precious Garrett
I've read a lot of great self-help and self-management books over the last six months and this one really stands out for its clarity, depth, breadth, and actionability. Read morePublished on June 30, 2012 by Bill