Summary of The Wisdom of Oz

Using Personal Accountability to Succeed in Everything You Do

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The Wisdom of Oz book summary
Put the lessons of L. Frank Baum’s timeless classic to work in your life and career.


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Dorothy Gale, the heroine of The Wizard of Oz, had one goal: Get back to Kansas. But first, she had to embark on a journey of personal discovery. Little did she know that – with every step – she wore the answer to her dilemma on her own two feet. As Partners In Leadership consultants Roger Connors and Tom Smith explain, first Dorothy had to discover the secrets of personal accountability. Then she could click those magic ruby slippers. In the sequel to their bestseller, The Oz Principle, Connors and Smith walk you through four steps to taking responsibility for your life and accomplishing your goals. getAbstract recommends their advice to anyone seeking a personal or professional Yellow Brick Road. Now, you won’t need a Good Witch to help you.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How “personal accountability” forms the basis for success, and
  • How to use the four “Steps to Accountability” to achieve the goal or objective that will make your life better.


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About the Authors

Roger Connors and Tom Smith are the co-authors of four New York Times bestsellers, including The Oz Principle. The two co-founded Partners In Leadership (PIL), the world’s premier provider of Accountability Training and Culture Change services with a mission to help clients achieve their mission.

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    Benjamin Manion 10 months ago
    I went looking to find out how I could support peers in holding their teams accountable. Some great lessons here about building the personal awareness to manage ourselves.
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    Mulangi ZINDA 2 years ago
    I'll try what I've just learnt now. Very interesting!

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