Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything

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In his bestselling book The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo tackled the secrets to lifelong happiness. Now he gives readers the key to a great career, a great workplace, better relationships, and a better world. Stepping Up argues that almost every problem, from personal difficulties and business challenges to social issues, can be solved if all of us look to ourselves to create change rather than looking to others. By seeing ourselves as agents of ...

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Overview

In his bestselling book The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo tackled the secrets to lifelong happiness. Now he gives readers the key to a great career, a great workplace, better relationships, and a better world. Stepping Up argues that almost every problem, from personal difficulties and business challenges to social issues, can be solved if all of us look to ourselves to create change rather than looking to others. By seeing ourselves as agents of change we feel happier, less stressed, and more powerful.

Izzo offers seven compelling principles that enable anyone, anywhere, anytime to effectively bring about positive change. And the book is filled with stories that will inspire you: a middle-aged Italian shopkeeper who fought back against the Mafia, two teenagers who took a stand and ignited an antibullying movement, an executive who turned a dying division into a profit center, and many more. We all have the power to change the world—John Izzo shows us how.

“Insightful and inspired! Stepping Up reveals how all of us can create positive change in life and work.”
—Marshall Goldsmith, world-renowned executive coach and author of the New York Times bestsellers Mojo and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“This powerful, practical, life-changing book gives you the key to unlocking your full potential for greater success, achievement, and personal power in every area of your life.”
—Brian Tracy, bestselling author of Eat that Frog! and Goals!

“The perfect book for the times in which we live…page after page of engaging stories, profound insights, and practical tips on how you can stand up and take responsibility for making something meaningful happen.”
—Jim Kouzes, Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge and Credibility
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609940577
  • Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/2/2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 249,107
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John Izzo is a sought-after speaker and consultant, the author or coauthor of four books including Awakening Corporate Soul, and host of the Biography Channel Series The Five Things You Must Discover Before You Die.

Foreword author Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior for themselves, their people and their teams. He is the bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Marshall Goldsmith vii

Preface ix

Chapter 1 The Five Rows of Responsibility 1

Chapter 2 It's Not My Job, It's Not My Fault 17

Chapter 3 I Am Only One Person 29

Chapter 4 Only Naïve People Change the World 39

Chapter 5 100% Responsibility/No Excuses 51

Chapter 6 Do Something … Do Anything 65

Chapter 7 Always Begin in the Room You Are In 77

Chapter 8 Leadership Is Not a Position 89

Chapter 9 Stepping Up by Speaking Up 101

Chapter 10 Who Am I to Step Up? 113

Chapter 11 Creating a Culture of Stepping Up 127

Chapter 12 One Person Always Matters 145

Resources

Stepping Up for Change 153

Key Themes in this Book 155

Acknowledgments 157

Index 161

About the Author 165

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

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    Prolific author and business adviser John Izzo details how to im

    Prolific author and business adviser John Izzo details how to improve your life and make a difference in the world. Drawing from his background in leadership, personal development and corporate culture, Izzo articulates solid theory, practical strategies and examples of how otherwise ordinary people have “stepped up” to fill a need, right a wrong, or make things better for themselves and others. Izzo’s compendium of practical ways to take action at times is very effective, even though he sometimes slips into New Age-speak and repeats his main points. getAbstract recommends this blueprint for change to anyone with a bent for self-improvement.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

    Dr. John Izzo takes you through the amazing process of stepping

    Dr. John Izzo takes you through the amazing process of stepping up and taking responsibility....can it be that simple? Yes. We have heard about people described in his book....now meet them and their success stories. Not a difficult read, just some great ideas to explore and then maybe you are ready to "Step Up".

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