Accelerate Change
by Getting Accountability Right

Experience the impact of implementing the groundbreaking classic The Oz Principle

“An incredible yet practical read on how to move your team and organization to a higher performance level. For those who believe in culture as a strategic differentiator, this is a must read for everyone on your leadership team. This model of vision, focus, and account¬ability will propel your team and organization to the highest levels of performance.” ”

Bob Ritz, CEO, Mercy Health Network

“Propeller builds on the foundation set with The Oz Principle, giving us continued excellent direction and insight to the most important but often neglected identifier of success within an organization . . . accountability. A term that is often used but rarely applied correctly and consistently. Read and reread Propeller!”

Dale Murphy, retired Major League Baseball player, two-time National League MVP, Atlanta Braves

“The concepts in Propeller have changed the way I view my business and my life. It has made a positive impact on my interactions, both personal and professional. By keeping myself accountable, I can role model what accountability looks like, improving my relationships.”

Susan Carroll, president, Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

“This book reveals the power of personal accountability and how you can use the simple tools and techniques described to empower your organization to achieve results you thought were out of reach.”

Robert Anderson, president, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center

Order the newest addition to Partners In Leadership’s accountability series that began with the classic The Oz Principle. Explore more of our business transformation books.

The newest addition to our accountability series that began with the classic The Oz Principle.

The Oz Principle has sold more than a million copies since it debuted in 1994, establishing it as the go-to reference on workplace accountability throughout the world. By embracing its practical and invaluable advice, tens of thousands of companies have improved their organizational accountability — the key to achieving and sustaining exceptional results.

Now, the team at Partners In Leadership is applying thirty years of proven success to a whole new concept: Propeller. This book presents a modern take on accountability, while remaining faithful to the elegantly simple premise: When people take personal ownership of their organization’s priorities and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more engaged and perform at a higher level.

With all new examples and stories, Propeller builds on The Oz Principle‘s legacy to inspire the next generation of readers to tap the incredible power of personal, team, and organizational accountability.

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What’s new in Propeller?

  • Focuses on the implementation of the groundbreaking classic The Oz Principle.
  • Addresses modern business challenges, from navigating complexity and remaining agile to leading an intergenerational workforce and developing next generational leaders.
  • New, modern stories of business leaders and organizations making a difference.
  • Accompanying app for team leaders.

In this book, you’ll learn:

  • How to define your Key Results and get people to own their achievement.
  • How to increase engagement and im­prove team performance.
  • How to use, apply, and integrate the tools and principles needed to foster a culture of accountability.

Meet Propeller the App

Align your team. Inspire ownership. Get results.

  • Improve team performance by inspiring higher levels of personal engagement, ownership, and accountability for results.
  • Define and effectively communicate the team’s top-priority outcomes
  • Coach team members to take ownership of the right things.
  • Hand everyone a suite of practical, everyday tools rooted in “See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It” that inspire positive accountability and impact results.

Praise For Propeller

“Propeller builds on the foundation set with The Oz Principle, giving us continued excellent direction and insight to the most important but often neglected identifier of success within an organization . . . accountability. A term that is often used but rarely applied correctly and consistently. Read and reread Propeller!”

Dale Murphy
Retired Major League Baseball player
Two-time National League MVP, Atlanta Braves

“This book reveals the power of personal accountability and how you can use the simple tools and techniques described to empower your organization to achieve results you thought were out of reach.”

Robert Anderson
President,
OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center

“The principles laid out in Propeller have helped us transform our company into a world-class organization. Adopting the book’s practical method, focus on key results, and emphasis on creating a culture of accountability will improve any company’s business outcomes.”

Scott Boatwright
Chief Restaurant Officer,
Chipotle

“The concepts in Propeller have changed the way I view my business and my life. It has made a positive impact on my interactions, both personal and professional. By keeping myself accountable, I can role model what accountability looks like, improving my relationships.”

Susan Carroll
President,
Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

“No matter what challenge your business is facing, Propeller is one of the most powerful ways to drive results by fully engaging and leveraging your entire organization.”

Elaine J. Thibodeau
Platform leader,
Johnson & Johnson Surgical Vision

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Meet the Authors

Tanner Corbridge

is a senior partner at Partners In Leadership. He has led large-scale transformation projects with Fortune 1000 clients across numerous global industries, including ten of the thirty Dow Jones Index companies.

Jared Jones

is a senior partner at Partners In Leadership. He has consulted with CEOs and senior leadership teams in some of the most successful organizations in the world, including more than half of the Fortune 50 companies.

Craig Hickman

is senior vice president of New Product Development at Partners In Leadership. He has authored or coauthored seventeen books, including The Oz Principle, Creating Excellence, The Strategy Game, Mind of a Manager Soul of a Leader, and Results Revolution.

Tom Smith

cofounded Partners In Leadership in 1989 and has coauthored numerous bestselling books, including The Oz Principle and Change the Culture, Change the Game. For more than thirty years, he has successfully coached hundreds of CEOs and executive leaders to implement large-scale culture change projects.