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The Wisdom of Oz

Using Personal Accountability to Succeed in Everything You Do

By Roger Connors & Tom Smith
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The Wisdom of Oz: Using Personal Accountability to Succeed in Everything You Do by Roger Connors & Tom Smith

The Wisdom of Oz helps you unleash your power to make change in your life by following the authors’ four-step path toward personal accountability. The book is based on the authors’ previous bestselling title, The Oz Principle, which was inspired by the 1939 classic musical fantasy film, The Wizard of Oz.

  • Anyone who feels like the obstacles in their life are impossible to overcome
  • Anyone who wants to learn how to take control of their situation
  • Anyone aiming to become a better person at work or at home

Roger Connors and Tom Smith are the co-founders and CEOs of Partners in Leadership, and together they have produced three The New York Times’ best-selling books. As experts in workplace accountability, Connors and Smith have organized workshops and advised many leading businesses.

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The Wisdom of Oz

Using Personal Accountability to Succeed in Everything You Do

By Roger Connors & Tom Smith
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The Wisdom of Oz: Using Personal Accountability to Succeed in Everything You Do by Roger Connors & Tom Smith
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The Wisdom of Oz helps you unleash your power to make change in your life by following the authors’ four-step path toward personal accountability. The book is based on the authors’ previous bestselling title, The Oz Principle, which was inspired by the 1939 classic musical fantasy film, The Wizard of Oz.

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Only you can unleash the positive power of personal accountability.

Let’s say you work in a job that you really hate. The hours are long, the work is tedious and mind-numbing, and worst of all, the pay is poor.

But instead of seeking a new job, you simply moan and complain, saying that there aren’t enough jobs in the area, that only people with the right connections get the good jobs – that nothing is going right for me!

Many of us have felt this way at some stage. Yet as common as this mind-set may be, it does nothing to improve our lives.

If you really want to make a change for the better, you can’t blame others. Instead, you have to take responsibility for yourself, your job and your happiness: this is personal accountability.

Often, however, being accountable for something feels like a burden. We often seek to shed responsibility as much as possible, by passing it on to our bosses, the government or relatives.

But if you delegate your responsibilities, you become reliant on others. You are giving away the power to change yourself.

The only way you can improve your life is to become accountable for it. This is a truth you must accept; and only then can you find a new job, and gain more qualifications and experience.

It’s true that sometimes, situations can seem too overwhelming. But getting up after you’ve been knocked down is a choice that you make.

With personal accountability, you can achieve your aims and control your circumstances: your choices are yours to make. But what exactly should you choose? Read on to find out.

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