Item description for Flipping the Switch: Unleash the Power of Personal Accountability Using the QBQ! by John G. Miller...
Overview The author of the best-selling QBQ! The Question Behind the Question offers a guide to personal accountability, outlining how to apply five principles that will help individuals to achieve positive personal growth, greater levels of creativity, and more rewarding relationships. 75,000 first printing.
Publishers Description In his bestselling book QBQ The Question Behind the Question, John G. Miller revealed how personal accountability helps to create opportunity, overcome obstacles, and achieve goals by eliminating blame, complaining, and procrastination. The result? Stronger organizations, more dynamic teams, and healthier relationships. Now Miller takes readers to the next level to show how they can use the power of the QBQ and personal accountability every day. When a light switch is flipped the flow of energy that is released reaches the lightbulb in an instant, bringing it to life. Similarly, asking the right kind of question-a QBQ-is the first step to empowering what Miller calls the Advantage Principles-five essential practices that will lead to a richer experience in every aspect of life: - LEARNING: live an engaged and energized life through positive personal growth and change - OWNERSHIP: attain goals by becoming a solution-oriented person who solves problems - CREATIVITY: find new ways to achieve by succeeding "within the box" - SERVICE: build a legacy by helping others succeed - TRUST: develop deep and rewarding relationships With compelling real-life stories and keen insights, Miller demonstrates how anyone can find success and satisfaction by "flipping the switch."
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Studio: Putnam Adult
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.78" Height: 0.67" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Dec 29, 2005
Publisher Penguin Putnam Inc
ISBN 0399152954 ISBN13 9780399152955
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More About John G. Miller
John G. Miller is the founder of QBQ, Inc., an organizational development company dedicated to making personal accountability a core value for organizations and individuals. QBQ, Inc. has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 and other companies and governmental and non-government organizations internationally. Miller, who appears frequently on national television and radio, is the author of the bestselling QBQ! The Question Behind the Question and Flipping the Switch: Five Keys to Success at Work and in Life. He lives in Denver.
John G. Miller currently resides in Denver, in the state of Colorado. John G. Miller was born in 1958 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Illinois ??? Springfield, USA University of Illinois Uni.
Reviews - What do customers think about Flipping The Switch?
Flipping the Switch Feb 18, 2006
This is the second book I have read by this author. The first and companion book is Question Behind The Question. Having a real estate sale business, this book was very helpful to me personally.
Perfect! Feb 1, 2006
I found Flipping the Switch to be the perfect refresher for QBQ.
Both QBQ and Flipping the Switch are a collection of humorous stories that have significant meaning. The stories help me relate to similar situations in my own life in which I can choose to take accountability or I can choose to complain. It is a wonderful resource in the pursuit toward personal accountability!
I would highly recommend Flipping the Switch. It is also a very quick read!
Flip the switch... be effective and efficient in how you live and work Jan 17, 2006
Flipping the Switch further develops author John Miller's motivational "the question behind the question" philosophy.
I have not read QBQ, his first book. I became acquainted with Mr. Miller by reading Flipping the Switch. It is intriguing enough that I look forward to tracking down that first book.
Miller wants his readers to be efficient and effective in their daily lives, forgoing the blaming "who" and "why" type questions about life, love, happiness, and productivity for the "how" and "what" type questions. Instead of "Why me," he asks the reader to explore the "How can I" philosophy, as in:
"What can I do to solve this problem?"
"How can I contribute?"
Miller states that the blame game is not productive. Instead, he encourages his readers to look for the positive, the changeable, and the possible.
I thought he did a nice job reviewing the contents of his first book, QBQ, in Chapter 2. This makes Flipping the Switch readable without having read his first book.
My chief complaint is that it is too short for a hardback book (129 pages)! Hopefully, future editions will combine these two books into one (128 + 129 = a book with 257 pages, a much more appropriate length). At some point, as his philosophy is practiced, Miller will have to document real changes in people and businesses. Let's hear the success stories!
Flipping Great! Jan 9, 2006
The perfect follow-up to QBQ! Whoever reads this book will be able to relate to what John is saying, and see how taking personal accountability can really change ever facet of your life. Please, argue with me that Leadership, Ownership, Creativity, Service and Trust and not the cornerstones of success in life, I dare you.
In this book, John straight-forwardly explains how to truly build upon each of these aspects by doing something as simple as asking better questions. In Flipping The Switch, John takes the insights, values and philosophies introduced in The Question Behind The Question and applies them to these five principles which he terms "the Advantage Principles."
Allow me to share a few morsels that have had great impact:
"Learning brings forth energy, enthusiasm, and a zest for life that's lacking in those who...have ceased to learn."
"Blame never solves any problems...without Ownership, nothing gets done, nothing is fixed, and nothing improves."
"Our goals become unreachable only when we stop reaching...Be creative. Keep reaching. You'll find a way."
"Service strengthens relationships and builds trust...most important may be the feeling of personal satisfaction and pride that come from rendering Service to others." Also, "Organizations don't serve people, individuals serve people."
"...spinning the message is a Trust Killer. Telling the truth, even if it stings, is the best approach. Where there is truth, there is trust."
These are just a few of the many gems that you will find in this easy-to-read, inspirational and powerful book. As with John's QBQ!, he supports his insights with powerful, easy-to-relate-to stories.
Buy it. Read it. Review it. Re-Read it. Work to live it.
I've only just begun living the QBQ! way and it's a lot of work; it's also truly rewarding. I am truly grateful to John for taking what he has been talking about in his training seminars and putting it on paper for all of us to read. John, thanks, Ken.
Lifetime Benefit For An Hour Investment Jan 4, 2006
John Miller has done it again. This book picks up right where QBQ! left off. In just an hour, the reader gains benefits that span every area of his or her life and will pay divedends for a lifetime. Flipping the Switch takes QBQ! to the next level and provides the framework of principles that will make personal accountability come alive in your life and business. Order it now. In fact, order more than one. You'll want to give these away to everyone you know!