The Oz Principle

New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller

The Oz Principle

Getting results through individual and organizational accountability

Writen by: Roger Connors, Tom Smith, and Craig Hickman

With more than a half-million copies sold, The Oz Principle has emerged as one of the most influential and impactful business leadership books of recent times. The book serves as the basis to our Oz Principle Accountability Training® solution, which has helped thousands of organizations and millions of people deliver amazing results.

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About The Oz Principle

The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability is the groundbreaking work that introduces the vital role of accountability in the achievement of business results and the improvement of both individual and organizational performance. Throughout the book, workplace accountability and culture change thought leaders, Roger Connors and Tom Smith, explore positive accountability using a metaphor from the classic story, The Wizard of Oz.


  • Learn to redefine accountability from being subjective to empowering.
  • Discover how the metaphor from The Wizard of Oz illustrates the positive impact that personal accountability can have in the quest for results.
  • Unlock the Steps to Accountability to avoid being the victim, instead focusing on how to See It, Own It, Solve It, and Do It to overcome circumstances and deliver results.
  • Clarify Key Results and align people’s work around these results.

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