Modern leadership book that builds on classic bestseller The Oz Principle hits National Bestseller list in first week of release.

August 21, 2019

Partners In Leadership, LLC, the firm that guides clients in defining Key Results™, shaping Cultural Beliefs® and solving Accountability Gaps, announces Propeller: Accelerating Change by Getting Accountability Right, achieved instant National Bestseller status.

Published on June 25, 2019, by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC, this is the latest title in Partners In Leadership’s line-up of bestselling business transformation books on accountability, leadership, culture, engagement, and results.

The book Propeller is coauthored by the Partners In Leadership team: Tanner Corbridge, Senior Partner; Jared Jones, Senior Partner; Craig Hickman, Futurist and international bestselling author of 17 books including The Oz Principle; and Tom Smith, cofounder of the firm and coauthor of The Oz Principle. It joins the Partners In Leadership bookshelf on managing culture, accountability and results, including The Oz Principle; Change the Culture, Change the Game; How Did That Happen; Results Revolution; and more.

“Engagement scores have never been worse than they are today,” said Corbridge. “What we propose in Propeller is that we’re solving the wrong problem. Engagement doesn’t address the cause, but accountability does. When you get accountability right, the outcome is higher levels of engagement.”

“Our 2017 Happier at Work survey confirms that people are happiest when they know people follow through and take ownership,” Corbridge said. “This book provides relevant examples and gives leaders tools they need to inspire greatness in their organizations.”

The book Propeller is the next generation of storytelling and examples, building on the classic bestseller The Oz Principle. The book presents a modern take on positive accountability, stating simply: 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.

“You’ve got a rising generation in the workforce that is very different and comes with a whole new skillset to add to organizational complexity,” said Hickman. “This is why we wrote Propeller: to reinforce the simplicity. If you want to accelerate change, the only way to do it is to get positive accountability right.”

The new national bestseller can be found on Amazon and anywhere books are sold.


Tanner Corbridge, Senior Partner, Partners In Leadership

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, Senior Partner, Partners In Leadership

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, Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development, Partners In Leadership

CRAIG HICKMAN is Futurist and SVP 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, Co-Founder, Partners In Leadership

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 largescale culture change projects.

About Partners In Leadership

Partners In Leadership guides clients in defining Key Results™, shaping Cultural Beliefs®, and solving Accountability Gaps. With our network of experts around the world and #1 award-winning content, our firm helps clients achieve their mission by dramatically boosting employee engagement, inspiring innovation, improving cross-collaboration, developing accountable leaders, blending strategy with culture, and more. Partners In Leadership continues the legacy of pioneering Accountability Training, and innovating cultural transformation.

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