Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power of Personal Accountability

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Imagine waking up with enthusiasm every workday. Imagine being certain that you are highly valued by your boss and coworkers. Imagine feeling secure and in control because, even if jobs are being eliminated, you’re too valuable to let go. In other words, imagine being indispensable.  

Sound too good to be true? Not according to Mark Samuel, who has helped thousands of people around the world get on the path to personal achievement and fulfillment. He shows why the key to ...

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Overview

Imagine waking up with enthusiasm every workday. Imagine being certain that you are highly valued by your boss and coworkers. Imagine feeling secure and in control because, even if jobs are being eliminated, you’re too valuable to let go. In other words, imagine being indispensable.  

Sound too good to be true? Not according to Mark Samuel, who has helped thousands of people around the world get on the path to personal achievement and fulfillment. He shows why the key to becoming indispensable is to embrace accountability rather than run from it, in everything you do at work and in your personal life.

You’ll see how Samuel’s Personal Accountability Model really worked for people such as:

·         Lynn, who transformed herself from the worst teacher at her school to one of the most respected.

·         Dan, an office assistant of ten years who finally figured out how to jumpstart his career.

·         Mary, a super visor who had continually been skipped over for promotion, until she finally decided to stop “playing it small.”

·         Jerry, a plant manager who got stuck in a “victim loop” when his division began to underperform. Only when he stopped blaming others could he find the energy and ideas to help his plant overcome its challenges.

Becoming indispensable doesn’t require a fancy degree, a senior management title, or a huge income. It’s a mind-set available to anyone, as you’ll learn from these and other inspiring true stories. You’ll also discover Samuel’s proven strategies for letting go of victimhood, figuring out what’s really holding you back, and taking smart actions to achieve your highest goals.

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Editorial Reviews

-TODD PIERCE

“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.”
-ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

“An inspiring guide to being accountable in all aspects of your life—from work to home to relationships. . . . A road map to achievement and a source of practical wisdom.”  
-HELEN GOLDSON

“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.”
-CHRISTINA R. CAMPBELL

“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.”
-PAUL TRINIDAD

“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.”
-RUSSELL BISHOP

“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.”
-DARWIN RICHARDSON

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.”
-ANN M. HACKETT

“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.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591844693
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/12/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 209,148
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Samuel is the founder and CEO of IMPAQ, an international consulting firm that teaches organizations how to thrive in the competitive global marketplace. He has championed sustainable improvement in companies such as Michelin, American Express, and Hewlett-Packard. An award-winning public speaker, he lives in Los Angeles.

Visit www.MarkSamuel.com

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Committing to Make Yourself Indispensable 9

Chapter 2 The Road Map 41

Chapter 3 The Victim Loop 50

Chapter 4 Intention: Take Charge of Your Life 69

Chapter 5 Recognize Your Current Reality 86

Chapter 6 The Power of Taking Ownership 99

Chapter 7 Gaining Strength Through Forgiveness 117

Chapter 8 Self-Examination to Foster Solutions 137

Chapter 9 Master Learner-Your Default Response 152

Chapter 10 Take Action to Be Successful 170

Chapter 11 The Missing Step-Celebrating Success 189

Chapter 12 Living an Indispensable Life 198

Acknowledgments 213

References 215

Index 217

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    Wow. Mark really hits the mark with his simple, direct approach

    Wow. Mark really hits the mark with his simple, direct approach to discovering and living my purpose, playing big, being we centered, priority focused, adaptable and valuing others. This lays it all out in plain terms so that I can rise on who I am and do the things I love to do without it being overwhelmed by a another pile of tasks and goals. Brilliant!

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  • Posted April 13, 2012

    Enjoyable reading that inspired aha moments throughout. The exer

    Enjoyable reading that inspired aha moments throughout. The exercises and examples allowed me to reflect on my own behaviors and see where I could make micro movements and adjustments. The book is a source of inspiration for self improvement and expansion.

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    A truly transformational guide to sucess! It is inspirational a

    A truly transformational guide to sucess! It is inspirational and empowering!

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    Well Worth Your Time and Money

    The Making Yourself Indispensable process laid out in the book is simple, easy to follow and well thought out. The exercises in the book were effective in helping me clarify where I rated in terms of making myself indispensable. I was also able to further clarify where I want to go and how to get there. Mark Samuel’s system for being indispensable is built on the premise of holding and making one’s self accountable. It is this accountability as the keystone of his system that truly sold me on the effectiveness of this process. Do yourself a favor and make yourself indispensable. John

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  • Posted April 12, 2012

    It was very good and insightful

    It was very good and insightful

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