How Did That Happen?
Holding People Accountable for Results the Positive, Principled Way
ISBN 9781101133415 | 272 pages | 11 Aug 2009 | Portfolio | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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The New York Times bestseller that provides a simple, proven approach to improve accountability and the bottom line."Definitely the 'go-to' book for teaching organizational accountability that works- without the backlash."
The economy crashes, the government misfires, businesses fail, leaders don't lead, managers don't manage, and people don't follow through, leaving us asking, "How did that happen?"
Surprises caused by a lack of personal accountability plague almost every organization today, from the political arena to large and small businesses. How Did That Happen? offers a proven way to eliminate these nasty surprises, gain an unbeatable competitive edge, and enhance performance by holding others accountable the positive, principled way.
As the experts on workplace accountability and the authors of The Oz Principle, Roger Connors and Tom Smith tackle the next crucial step everyone can take, whether working as a manager, supervisor, CEO, or individual performer: creating greater accountability in all the people on whom you depend.
-Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 habits of Highly Effective People
"Packed with practical tools and insights, this is the book that can help you turn accountability from concept into reality."
-Jim Mazzo, president, Abbott Medical Optics
"Connors and Smith have done it again! . . . This book will provide a competitive advantage at a time when 'accountability' is more important than ever before!"
-David Brandon, chairman and CEO, Domino's Pizza, Inc.
"This is the right approach for getting results in today's global environment."
-Gregory J. Newell, former U.S. ambassador and assistant secretary of state
"How Did That Happen? clearly outlines the path to accountability. . . . We will place a copy of this book in the hands of all leaders throughout our organization."
-Michael Lippert, chief operating officer, Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc.
"Creating greater accountability in a way that captures people's hearts and minds is harder than it looks. . . . How Did That Happen? delivers specific and practical advice to do just that."
-Ginger Graham, former CEO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
"Connors and Smith offer an insightful view into the underpinnings of accountability that translate into spectacular and sustainable results."
-Michael Kneidinger, vice president of worldwide operations, Hard Rock Café International
"How Did That Happen? peels back the onion on achieving sustained accountability."
-Jeff Brundage, senior vice president of human resources, American Airlines
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