Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything

  • 2h 36m
  • John Izzo
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2012

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 anti-bullying 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.

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.

In this Book

  • Stepping Up—How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • The Five Rows of Responsibility
  • It’s Not My Job, It’s Not My Fault
  • I Am Only One Person
  • Only Naïve People Change the World
  • 100% Responsibility/No Excuses
  • Do Something . . . Do Anything
  • Always Begin in the Room You Are In
  • Leadership Is Not a Position
  • Stepping Up by Speaking Up
  • Who Am I to Step Up?
  • Creating a Culture of Stepping Up
  • One Person Always Matters
  • Stepping Up for Change
  • Key Themes in this Book