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The Wisdom of Oz: Using Personal Accountability to Succeed in Everything You Do Hardcover – September 4, 2014
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The Wisdom of Oz is not just a book about the power of personal accountability; it’s a book about what’s at the root of succeeding in everything you do. Simply put, when you unleash the power of personal accountability, it will empower you in life-altering ways. We’re not talking fictional superhero-type powers but about a real, concrete power that enhances your ability to think, to withstand adversity, to generate confidence, and to increase your own natural emotional, mental, and intellectual strength to help you do what you need to do. We know this works because we’ve seen it in our own lives and witnessed it in the lives of countless others.
We first introduced this powerful accountability philosophy in our book The Oz Principle. Since then, millions have come to know us as “the Oz guys.” Over the years we’ve helped leaders all over the world teach and apply the principles you’re about to learn to those they work with, to generate billions of dollars of wealth—along with a host of even more important results. They got better results . . . a lot better results. And with those improvements they were able to dramatically impact their ability to deliver on their missions: such as bringing life-saving medications to market, improving education in community colleges, greatly surpassing charity fund-raising goals, and improving medical practices in battlefield hospitals.
You may not be looking to make any great changes in your life, but you may want to accomplish some great task—at least, a task that seems great to you. If this is the case, unleashing the power of personal accountability can be your best strategy. Our accountability philosophy is all about helping you accomplish what you want or need to do. The Wisdom of Oz will show you how others have done it and how you can do it too.
At the heart of the message lies this one simple truth: You can’t let your circumstances define who you are and what you do. That kind of thinking only brings a sense of victimization that paralyzes your ability to think clearly, creatively, and quickly. Instead, you have to take accountability in order to take charge of shaping your circumstances. Do this and good things, positive things, game-changing things will begin to happen.
Easy to say, maybe harder to do.
Top Customer Reviews
Great example: a medical sales person was feeling negative that his company wasn't coming out with new products. But by staying positive and accountable he and his team hit record sales. With little exaggeration this is their advice. Not a single explaination what they did to remain positive, no mention of their strategies, LITERALLY no mention of how they implemented positive thinking or accountability. Now imagine a book filled with useless examples like these, and you have the poor man's Blink or Tipping Point. Oz is just a gimmick for authors to sell books and get speaking fees.
I plan to read this again soon.
They insert strategically throughout their narrative more than thirty "Oz Rules" that help to guide and inform better decisions as well as to increase and enhance personal accountability. For example:
Rule 1. "When you can't control your circumstances, don't let your circumstances control you."
4. "Accountability is something you do to [and for] yourself."
12. "Recognize, accept, and examine your blind spots."
14. "Accountable people seek and appreciate feedback."
19."If you're not part of the problem, you can't be part of the solution."
28. "Reasons become excuses as soon as you start using them to stop trying to solve the problem."
Connors and Smith are especially clever when illustrating these and other "rules" with references to L. Frank Baum's classic while developing in even greater depth a concept introduced and then developed in previously published Oz books: "The Personal Accountability Line" or simply "The Line." In essence, The "Line" divides levels of progressively higher and regressively lower levels of personal accountability. The more personally accountable you are, the higher above the line you are; the less personally accountable you are, the lower below the line you are.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have used the complete Oz series for building my business team. This book puts that message in a length and format that brings the true meanings direct to your personal need and... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Dewey J Kulzer
If accountability seems like a bad word to you, then you need this book! It is a positive and uplifting way to achieve your goals and rise above your situation.Published 15 months ago by Al Moser