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Now in paperback, "The Oz Principle" shows how people in business suffer from the same feelings of anxiety and helplessness that beset the characters in "The Wizard of Oz". The authors show how people can move beyond victimization to overcome obstacles, accept responsibility, and rise to new heights of achievement.
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The 'Land of Oz' has come to stand as a symbol for things not being as they seem. The three authors here, though, go to the basic theme of L. Frank Baum's classic: the trip to see the wizard is a journey of self-awareness and discovery, wherein the characters learn that only they themselves possess the power to fully realize or change their lives. The authors extend the metaphor of Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion by describing the heart, courage, and wisdom needed to acknowledge, accept, and deal with circumstances and events as they are. The result is a willingness to accept responsibility, which leads to individual (and organizational) accountability. Connors and Smith head Partners in Leadership, a management consulting business that conducts seminars based on the Oz characterizations, and Hickman has written several management books, most recently Mind of a Manager, Soul of a Leader.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780130321299
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 1.14 (d)

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  • Posted May 7, 2009

    The Oz Principle

    The Oz Principle is a book that has changed my life! It is a must read for anyone that interacts with someone else. The idea of laying a foundation of personal accountability is needed by anyone who works, is a parent, is a child or is a spouse. The authors taught me how to recognize when I am "Below The Line." The book motivates the reader to internalize the need for change and to look for "what else can I do" to achieve results. The Oz Principle helps you define and get clear on the results that you need to achieve. You can then create alignment around those results and then create accountability to deliver those results at every level of your organization or family. This is the first book of it' kind that I have read that was logical and easy to understand.

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2009

    Simple to Understand and Easy to Apply

    The Oz Principle gives you a practical way to improve personal accountability and then sustain it. Our company gives a copy of the book to each employee as they join the company. The language "Above the Line" and "Below the Line" is used throughout the company with a common understanding. Employees don't say "It's not my job" but rather "What else can I do?" It's amazing the results you can acheive with that attitude. This is a must read.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2009

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    The Oz Principle Gets Results!!

    I was very impressed with how The Oz Principle handled the difficult, yet ever-important subject of accountability. The use of the Wizard of Oz metaphor makes the book and its content accessible for anyone. Furthermore, the charts, assessments and graphs grabbed my attention and made me want to learn more. I then went on to read the sequel, "Journey to the Emerald City," and was equally impressed. I am very much looking forward to the release of the third book, "How Did That Happen?"

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2009

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    Accountability is the answer!

    In a time when people everywhere are uncertain about the future, this book gives you some tools and ideas for what else you can do, to keep things moving in the right direction. With simple and easy to apply concepts, The Oz Principle helps you to think outside the box, to find creative solutions to everyday problems. Achieving results becomes so much easier, when you know what you can do to contribute to the cause.




    No matter who you are, or what you do for a living, this book can help you to see beyond the circumstances before you; to reach the goal on the horizon.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2009

    Hitting the mark...

    There are some concepts in life that need to be more fully explained, explored, and identified to help us realize all we can. The contents of this book do that. Examining accountability as a concept that provides leverage for accomplishments, the authors show that making excuses for a lack of results is simply not helpful for either individuals or organizations. The authors demonstrate the creative drive and imaginative spirit of people for realizing accomplishments when they consistently, as the authors say, stay Above The Line regarding accountability. This is not about thoughtless enthusiasm and cheerleading, it is not about using the proverbial club to make people accountable. It is about the necessity of a positive understanding of accountability and its application to achieve results.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2009

    Loved It

    The concepts in The Oz Principle have helped me personally as well as professionally stop making excuses and rise above my circumstances. I realized that I need to take ownership for changing the things I can change and take accountability for meeting the challenges and goals in front of me. A great read for anyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2009

    The Oz Principle

    The Oz Principle has so many tools that I can use both in my professional and personal life. I find myself using some of the key terms the books instills "working above the line and "what else can I do". I learned that "staying above the line" is where I realize my goals and objectives, that everyone goes below the line from time to time (we are all human), and that not much is accomplished when I'm there. I also learned that when I have a difficult task to achieve I can ask and answer the question, "What else can I do," and that helps me find solutions to obstacles.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2004

    Insightful!

    If you are looking for a simple guide to a complex business and career problem, preferably a guide based on children's literature, this is for you. The consultant authors believe that a 'victim' culture, consisting mainly of refusal to accept accountability, is one of the gravest problems facing businesses in general and business people in particular. The victim culture stalls organizations and individual careers. Therefore, this book offers a guide to overcoming your personal victim culture through various self-help techniques, and to overcoming organizational victim cultures by related managerial practices. We understand and advocates personal and corporate accountability, the underlying theme of the book. And if the Oz metaphor is, perhaps, a little stretched here, just go with it. The advice is sound enough. Then, like Dorothy, the tin man, the lion and the scarecrow, you, too, can journey down the Yellow Brick Road to a magic kingdom where your every wish will be granted. What more can you ask for in a business book?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2009

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    Simple methods on insipiring individual accountability results

    After reading The Oz Principle I realized how much our company worked "Below the Line, The Blame Game". The Oz Principle is an eye opening book that brings strength to individual employees to be accountable for their own actions within the company guidelines. The principles for change to work "Above the Line" are easy to follow and weave into the business culture. The Oz Principle has caused the staff to incorporate these positive methods. Everyone from the mailroom clerk to the President is excited and is taking ownership of their results. Thanks for writing about simple principles of accountability and providing clear steps to follow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2009

    Accountability=Results

    This book is in my top 5 all-time favorite business books. The analogy they use of the Wizard of Oz clearly illustrates the principles of accountability that are too often lacking in society and in organizations. I am convinced that creating more accountability will produce results.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2009

    Great book, even better training!!

    I was assigned by my organization to read, "The Oz Principle," in preparation for our upcoming training with them. I thought this would be another ho-hum, somewhat interesting management training book, I was wrong!! This book provided insights and practical applications from the get-go, it was well worth my time, and better yet the training built off of what I had learned in the book and took me and produced amazing results for me and my organization! I would highly recommend, "The Oz Principle."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2009

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    Great management and leadership concept book!

    I read this book cover to cover on a flight to Europe and I immediately got one for all of my managers/leadersin my department. The central thesis of being "Below The Line" is critical as is the concept of "Blaming others - Blame Storming". We all see this in our organizations and realize the counter productive nature/effect of these traits, and the need to stop it. The Oz Principle teaches how to identify requirements for change and get clear on results, create alignment around those results, create accountability at every level of the organization and to do it in a way that is sustainable.

    Add this book," Journey to the Emerald City" same authors Smith/Connors, and "Take a message to Garcia", by Elbert Hubbard, to your library .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2009

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    No more the victim

    No more the victim...

    As the nation reels from the effects of the current economy, The Oz Principle continues to deliver a message that has timeless application.

    The Oz Principle helps define what it means to be stuck in the victim mentality. It provides clear steps to eliminate the endless cycle of blame and excuses and assists individuals in taking the empowering steps to personal accountability. Webster's definition of accountability as subject to report or justify is redefined to a more proactive approach. It helps individuals focus on the result in spite of obstacles. The Oz Principle's message will ring true to those dealing with personal issues as well as within the world of business.

    I read this book many years ago and applied it to my personal life and moved myself from a "victim" of divorce to an empowered single mother. When I moved back into the world of business and reread the book, I found that I could also utilize its principles to my approach to work. It helped me to stay focused on the result. It also helped me help others on my team move Above The Line and take the Steps to Personal Accountability.

    I strongly encourage anyone who may be feeling repeatedly "victimized" to read this book and take a fresh look at how they approach their life and business.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2009

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    The Oz Principle

    I was inspired to read The Oz Principle by a friend who, on several occasions, raved about the encouraging effect it's had on her company since they began rolling out the training. She's talked about the wonderful changes in trust, morale and teamwork which she attributes to a new positive definition of accountability and a central model called the "Steps To Accountability". I picked up the book and couldn't put it down. The concepts are easy to apply in everyday life - business and personal. The Oz Principle has made such a positive change in my view of accountability that I'm going to buy another copy for my manager and recommend that she brings the training to our organization.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2013

    Not Intended For The Working Class...

    This would be a great book for the person in charge of a company, or the person with subordinates... however as a proud member of the working class I found this book insulting. The authors make an effort to 'sell' the concept that the even the lowest level worker benefits from these principles. In the perfect workplace, maybe they would benefit, but in the real world of egos, competition and low wages the working class is there to benefit the leaders.

    When the authors make a new principle for entry-level workers and the middle class I'll try reading that!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2009

    Good Listen - I think you may want the unabridged version

    This is the abridged version. You may want the unabridged version as this is a good listen. Basically - stop whining, start working and don't reward Mr(s). Teflon at your company.

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  • Posted August 6, 2009

    Amazing read

    This book gives clear direction and practical tools on how to help people and organizations become more accountable. The authors re-define accountability and put it in a positive light that makes it much more approachable. A good read, with great content!

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  • Posted July 29, 2009

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    The Oz Principle

    I love reading business books and was referred to The Oz Principle by a friend. When I first started out reading it and it started talking about accountability, I thought I was in for a book that talked strictly about accountability and how to hold people's feet to the fire, boy was I wrong. The Oz Principle addressed accountability in an accessible and positive way. They weren't talking about holding people's feet to the fire, rather they were talking about helping teams come together and achieving results. Overall, I thought this was a refreshing book with good insights, and one that I would definitely refer to a friend.

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  • Posted July 23, 2009

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    Great Book!

    The key take-aways I got out of this book was that accountability doesn't need to be something negative, rather it can be really positive. All of us go Below the Line on occasion and blame others for our problems, that is human nature, but what The Oz Principle teaches is that we don't need to, and can't afford to stay there. Rather we need to go Above the Line and become accountable asking the "What else can I do?" rather than, "Who's fault is this?"

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  • Posted July 23, 2009

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    Great Book!

    This book is a great read, its engaging and thought provoking. It teaches principles of accountability that can be applied in both professional and personal lives. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for more accountability in their life.

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