Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 192 pages, 8.3 × 5.61 × 0.09 in
Published: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1609940571
ISBN - 13: 9781609940577
About the Book
"Stepping Up" argues that almost every problem, from global warming to personal issues to business challenges, can be solved if each of us were to look to ourselves to be the agent of change, rather than looking to others. The more each of us takes responsibility and chooses to step up and initiate change, the more we will find personal power and be able to influence change. And with research to prove it, John Izzo shows that by seeing ourselves as the locus of change rather than the victims of change, we are happier and less stressed.
This book takes a look at what happens when we step up, what keeps us from stepping up and shows why when we do step up significant change occurs. Using examples from business and society, the book will both inspire and challenge while showing how to create a place where people are more likely to step up and create change. Stories range from that of a group of citizens who stepped up to improve the living conditions in one of the worst slums in the world in Sao Paulo to that of a group of secretaries who initiated significant change in their companies by taking the initiative.
From the Publisher
In his bestselling book The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo tackled the secrets to lifelong happiness. Now he gives readers the key to a great career, a great workplace, better relationships, and a better world. Stepping Up argues that almost every problem, from personal difficulties and business challenges to social issues, can be solved if all of us look to ourselves to create change rather than looking to others. By seeing ourselves as agents of change we feel happier, less stressed, and more powerful.
Izzo offers seven compelling principles that enable anyone, anywhere, anytime to effectively bring about positive change. And the book is filled with stories that will inspire you: a middle-aged Italian shopkeeper who fought back against the Mafia, two teenagers who took a stand and ignited an antibullying movement, an executive who turned a dying division into a profit center, and many more. We all have the power to change the world -- John Izzo shows us how.
"Insightful and inspired! Stepping Up reveals how all of us can create positive change in life and work." (Marshall Goldsmith, world-renowned executive coach and author of the New York Times bestsellers Mojo and What Got You Here Won''t Get You There)
"This powerful, practical, life-changing book gives you the key to unlocking your full potential for greater success, achievement, and personal power in every area of your life." (Brian Tracy, bestselling author of Eat that Frog! and Goals!)
"The perfect book for the times in which we live...page after page of engaging stories, profound insights, and practical tips on how you can stand up and take responsibility for making something meaningful happen." (Jim Kouzes, Dean''s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University, and coauthor of the bestselling The Leadership Challenge and Credibility)
About the Author
Dr. John Izzo is a sought-after speaker and consultant, the author or coauthor of four books including Awakening Corporate Soul, and host of the Biography Channel Series The Five Things You Must Discover Before You Die. Dr. John Izzo lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Foreword author Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders get even better by achieving positive, lasting change in behavior for themselves, their people and their teams. He is the bestselling author of What Got You Here Won''t Get You There.