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Stepping Up

“Gives you the key to unlocking your full potential for greater success, achievement, and personal power in every area of your life.” —Brian Tracy, New York Times-bestselling author of Eat That Frog!

All too often, the challenges we face seem overwhelming. Where do we start? What if we fail? But bestselling author John Izzo 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. And with the research to prove it, Izzo shows that by seeing ourselves as the locus of control rather than the victims of change, we are happier, less stressed, and more powerful.

Izzo shows how taking responsibility changes our careers, our companies, our lives, and our communities. This book is filled with stories that illustrate the incredible power of stepping up: a homeless man who started a recycling revolution, a middle-aged Italian shopkeeper who fought back against the Mafia, two teenagers who ignited an antibullying movement, an executive who turned a dying division into a profit center, and a few employees who created a multibillion-dollar product for Starbucks, and many more. This second edition includes a new chapter on the Stepping Up Continuum, a model that looks at six ways to know if you are stepping up or stepping back, as well as fresh stories and a self-assessment tool for helping leaders create a culture for stepping up in their organizations. We have the power within ourselves to move mountains—we just have to decide that we are the ones to do it.

“Insightful and inspired!” —Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times-bestselling author

John B. Izzo, Marshall Goldsmith

John Izzo is president of Izzo & Associates and has devoted the past twenty-five years of his life to facilitating deeper conversations about values, work, life, leadership, and success. He has spoken to over one million people and advised over 500 companies, including IBM, Qantas, the Mayo Clinic, Verizon, RBC, Telus, Walmart, DuPont, Humana, and Microsoft. He is the author or coauthor of seven books, including Awakening Corporate Soul, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, and The Purpose Revolution.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.