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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. From the bestselling author of The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die.

©2012 John Izzo. All rights reserved. (P)2012 AudioGo

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  • smchh
  • 03-09-20

Not enough research

I stopped this one early on because the author mentioned the McDonald's case about the woman who sued them for coffee that was so hot it gave her severe burns. The author used it as an example of victim-, external locus-thinking. If the author dug a bit deeper into the details of the case he would have found that the woman wasn't immediately on board with suing and that the coffee was heated up to degrees well above tolerable or necessary for a hot drink. After hearing his lazy paragraph on that, I couldn't stand to listen to anymore or believe anything else he wrote.

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  • ANDRÉ
  • 12-03-14

He stepped down!

I've recently read the great book "The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die" by John Izzo. I liked it so much that bought Stepping Up. I am sorry to say that the book is not as good as the other. Too much common sense, too little facts, and the stories are not as compelling. It is a good topic, but the author did not shine as before. In my point of view he stepped down.

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  • David G Bradbury
  • 06-08-15

Not about self responsibility.

Not what I was wanting, but rather an invite to do charity. Laudable I guess yet not inspirational for me.

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  • James
  • 02-10-12

great book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It was a great book and i am recomending it to work as a must read. Dr. John Izzo has great philosophys .

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  • Mike
  • 03-04-12

A Must Read All Management Teams and Leaders

What did you love best about Stepping Up?

The information presented was practical but yet insightful. I work with many executives and companies and could find application with all of them. The book is truly an inspiration...one of the best.

Which character – as performed by John Izzo – was your favorite?

All of them, his narration is excellent. His narration style is genuine, inspirational and very comfortable. I found this book to be most enjoyable.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The book inspired much thought and I could not stop thinking about all the ways I could step up and already have!

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  • IMC
  • 12-01-21

Excellent reading!

This was quite the inspirational/aspirational book! It is a must-read for leaders at all levels. I found myself replaying portions so I could make notes in my journal to remind me of the tidbits of wisdom I wanted to memorialize.

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  • Aana J
  • 14-11-20

Highly recommended - a life-changing message!

This book was amazing! And answers the question on why you. I have been able to overcome that voice that says to hold back or why do it, it won’t matter anyway. I highly recommend this book to anyone who would like to improve their lives and the lives of others!

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  • Gabriela Bazan
  • 31-10-20

This made me rethink my accountability

Very good book. it definitely got me thinking about all the excuses I've hid behind. Definitely reckmmend

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  • Jeremy Smith
  • 16-09-20

I put it into practice

I don't know if I was tired of being a victim, I Tony know if this was my time to shine, but this book have me mental courage to stand up for myself. I made a verbal change with myself and others keeping them know I'm not being a victim anymore. I didn't expect this book to do this to me but it did.

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  • Nephtie F
  • 07-09-20

Keep learning

It’s my second favorite book after the outliers.
I learn a lot and I will use my knowledge to help my fellow Haitians.
I will make a difference without blaming anyone else.