Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything, Second Edition

  • 6h 20m 38s
  • John Izzo
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2020

More people need to step up. When we take responsibility for making change wherever we can, not only does it make our companies, communities, and the world better, but we are happier and more successful and have more fulfilling relationships. But all too often, we stop ourselves before we start. The problems seem too daunting, it’s another department’s responsibility, other people are the issue and we can’t change them, and so on. And so nothing ever changes. With his distinctive mix of inspiring storytelling and practical advice, John Izzo compassionately demolishes the most typical excuses, helps us see a way through common roadblocks, and enables anyone, anywhere, anytime to effectively bring about positive change by simply stepping up. Through numerous examples, Izzo shows that when one person steps up, it creates a wave of energy that encourages others to join in. Rather than regaling us with stories of extraordinary people and extraordinary deeds, Izzo tells us about regular people who see problems and decide - sometimes hesitantly, often uncertainly - to take that first step. Like them, each one of us can claim our power to change the world.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - The Five Rows of Responsibility
  • Chapter 2 - It's Not My Job, It's Not My Fault
  • Chapter 3 - I Am Only One Person or Why People Don't Step up
  • Chapter 4 - Only Naïve People Change the World
  • Chapter 5 - The 100/0 Principle: 100 Percent Responsibility/Zero Excuses
  • Chapter 6 - Do Something—Do Anything
  • Chapter 7 - Always Begin in the Room You are in
  • Chapter 8 - Leadership is Not a Position
  • Chapter 9 - Stepping up by Speaking up
  • Chapter 10 - Stepping up or Stepping Back: How to Know the Difference
  • Chapter 11 - Creating a Company Culture of Stepping up
  • Chapter 12 - Who Am I to Step up?
  • Chapter 13 - One Person Always Matters