Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything

Stepping Up How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything A guide to solving problems presents seven principles that enable individuals to be their own agents of change

  • Title: Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything
  • Author: John Izzo Marshall Goldsmith
  • ISBN: 9781609940577
  • Page: 193
  • Format: Paperback
  • A guide to solving problems presents seven principles that enable individuals to be their own agents of change.

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    1. John sets the book up in the beginning with "If not me to step up, then who? If not now, then when?". He keeps to this theme throughout which gives the book a nice consistency. John does a great job of providing end result examples of how people have stepped up and made a difference. He tries throughout the book to explain how their success did not come overnight, but due to the examples the point of hard work and challenges get lost. Each chapter has practical tips on how anyone can step up to [...]

    2. At the end of the day, it is often fear that keeps people from stepping up. Not surprisingly, 33% of our survey respondents said that “creating a climate of fear and compliance” is what leaders do that discourages people from stepping up.

    3. Essence of the book: we all have our spheres of influence. This book is about taking responsibility in our areas of influence. Overcoming constraints, beginning where we are, finding the courage to try.Locus of control is how we see the world. Mindset is how we see ourselves.The Matrix “we all have a voice inside us that says we cant step up… there is another voice alongside it that says you can do it and that you want to do it… we can accomplish so much more than we think we can if we are [...]

    4. I had the fantastic opportunity to hear and see Dr. John Izzo during a staff event at the company I work for early this year. Even though he wasn't able to join us in real life, he managed to keep us challenged through a 90 minutes videoconference. Kudos to him for pulling this off.I finally managed to dive into his "Stepping Up" book which is an interesting quick read with some motivating and unique stories of people who stepped up and made a difference. Evidently these stories have been chosen [...]

    5. I listened to the CD of this book and found it engaging and inspiring. John Izzo will be the speaker at my company's offsite and I listened in order to understand what he offers. His stories about what people have done when they were willing to step ranged from those who created large and amazing organizations to those who were willing to step up and say something at a team development activity. The integration of life style and choices are applicable to our personal lives and our day to day wor [...]

    6. A decent self help book that would have been better with a more engaging narrator (I listened to the audiobook). It had some jewels of wisdom and the over all message of "step up and so something you won't regret it is a good one".Izzo isn't too preachy and uses interesting stories to illustrate his points. It didn't blow me away, but it does have a good message for all.

    7. This book was fantastic and quite motivating to read at the beginning of the year. If you're tired of being victimized and ready to make a real difference, take responsibility and step it up. No excuses! Read this book for examples of what others have done and learn tips for taking immediate action!

    8. Probably about twice as long it needed to be, but I suppose repetition is good when you're trying to encourage people to do something which should come naturally, but usually doesn't. Lots of good examples of ordinary people doing extraordinary things (or even ordinary things that happened to grow, or become bigger than the starter, or what have you).

    9. Learning to take responsibility in your life can lead you to live a life with more integrity. So often we just want to blame other people and circumstances for the issues in our lives. By taking responsibility, you can learn to overcome the victim mentality and become stronger.

    10. Excellent book to motivate the self into action. his stories of others who have done what he suggests are what make John Izzo's books so memorable. A great read!

    11. Average. Nothing groundbreaking. Definition of stepping up is seeing a need and deciding you are the right person to do something about it.

    12. The book is a quick read and the core message is interesting. The content seems like it could be completely explored in an article length format instead of a full book.

    13. Quite an easy-read book that drives home the message of the importance and means of stepping up with sufficient examples to bring in an air of authenticity.

    14. I have been listening to motivating material each morning up to a half hour. I enjoyed this although it didn't occur as new information and a bit out of date (it is 6 years old or so) and so the examples, though inspiring, I had heard before. Nevertheless, the take home is be 100% responsible for everything in my life, and do something--now. I recommend this book to all!

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