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Leadership and Self-Deception



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  • The Oz Principle Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability October 19, 2010
  • About Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman Roger Connors and Tom Smith are the founders of Partners In Leadership, Inc a widely respected international leadership and management consulting firm. They have published several articles on management and leadership effectiveness in major publications such as the Journal of Business Strategy and Corporate University Review. T hey have also appeared on such television programs as: CNBC "Power Lunch," OCN-TV "Prime Story," and KWHY-TV (Los Angeles) "Market Talk." Their radio broadcasts include Business Radio Network, UPI, and Voice of America. In addition to co-authoring The Oz Principle , they have written Journey To The Emerald City: Achieve A Competitive Edge By Creating A Culture Of Accountability . Craig Hickman is the author of more than a dozen books, among them The Strategy Game , Mind of Manager , Soul of a Leader , and Creating Excellence . His business novel An Innovator's Tale led to a four-year turnaround assignment as CEO of Headwaters Technology Innovation, an international nanotechnology company based in Princeton, New Jersey. Prior to joining Headwaters, he founded the Management Perspectives Group, whose clients included some of the largest domestic and international companies such as Procter & Gamble, American Express, PepsiCo, Unilever, AT&T, Amoco, Nokia, Honeywell, and the U.S. Government. Roger Connors Tom Smith Craig Hickman
  • Power of Metaphors _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________ _____________________
  • The Oz Principle Model ABOVE THE LINE Steps to Accountability Own It See It Solve It Do It BELOW THE LINE The Blame Game Wait & See Tell Me What To Do Cover Your Tail Finger Pointing Ignore and Deny It’s Not My Job Attributed to Partners in Leadership
  • How to Recognize When You are Below the Line
    • You find yourself frequently being sought out by others so they can tell you what someone did to them “this time.”
    • You find yourself pointing fingers and blaming others.
    • You find yourself frequently wasting time and energy “boss-bashing.”
    • You spend a lot of time talking about and making excuses for things that you cannot change.
    • (your boss, competition, economy government…)
    • Your discussions focus on what you can’t do rather than on what you can do.
    • You find yourself telling the same story about how you were victimized or taken advantage of, over and over again.
    • You express your confusion as a reason for not taking action.
    • You harbor resentment towards others.
    • You resist feedback and become defensive when receiving input from others.
    • You frequently say “yeah, but.”
  • Definition of Accountability Accountability: “A personal choice to rise above one’s circumstances and demonstrate the ownership necessary for achieving the desired results – to See It , Own It , Solve It and Do It .”
  • The Courage to See It
  • Finding the Heart to Own It
  • The Wisdom to Solve It
  • The Conviction to Do It
  • Frequently Asked Questions Do I need to subscribe to the BBC? How do I subscribe? Yes, we would like to get to know you! To subscribe, visit our website and click on “Business Book Club.” When is the next session? The next session will be November 16 th . The book will be Leadership and Self-Deception. Where can I order books? You can find each book on our website. Your purchases are processed through Amazon.com. How can I recommend a book for the BBC? We always love new ideas! Please let us know your suggestions. If you are an author, please submit a review copy for consideration. What does The Meyvn Group do? The Meyvn Group is a leadership development firm. We specialize in human resources consulting, training & development and business coaching. Please visit our website to learn more. How can I contact you with additional questions? Contact us by phone at (515) 299-0983 or email us at info@meyvngroup.com. Visit us online at www.meyvngroup.com