Book Review: The Oz Principle

The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability
Roger Connors, Tom Smith, and Craig Hickman
Portfolio/Penguin Group (2010)

As human beings, it is natural for us to easily fall into the blame game and possess a mindset that we are victims of our situations or circumstances. In The Oz Principle, the authors Connors, Smith, and Hickman use the metaphor of the characters in the Wizard of Oz story to illustrate how people use their sense of victimization to justify inaction, excuse ineffectiveness or poor performance, and slow down their own progress.

The authors also point out that everyone within an

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Book Review: Die Empty — Unleash Your Best Work Every Day

If you are looking for a good book to read to accelerate your personal and professional growth from inspiring to taking action, I would recommend one of my favorite books I read this year: “Die Empty — Unleash Your Best Work Every Day“ by Todd Henry. The title is a bit misleading and sounds mortality but there are plenty of useful takeaways and inspiration from this book that I thought worth sharing.

In fact, no one likes the word die, but remembering that we are going to die someday is the best way to remind us that our time on

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