Temecula, CA – June 25, 2019 – Partners In Leadership, LLC, the firm that guides clients in defining Key Results™, shaping Cultural Beliefs® and solving Accountability Gaps, announces the release of Propeller: Accelerating Change by Getting Accountability Right. Published by Penguin Books, this is the latest title in the firm’s line up of bestselling business transformation books on accountability, culture, engagement, and results.

Available today, Propeller is coauthored by a Partners In Leadership team: Tanner Corbridge, Senior Partner; Jared Jones, Senior Partner; Craig Hickman, Futurist and international bestselling author of 17 books including The Oz Principle; and Tom Smith, cofounder of the firm and coauthor of The Oz Principle.

“Accountability is an age-old issue,” said Hickman when asked why the authors chose to revisit the topic for modern application. “It’s only getting worse with complexity.”

The authors are applying Partners In Leadership’s thirty years of proven success to a whole new concept: Propeller. This book presents a modern take on accountability, while remaining faithful to the elegantly simple premise: When people take personal ownership of their organization’s priorities and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more engaged and perform at a higher level.

“For the last 18 years, 70% of the American workforce has been either actively or passively disengaged at work. That number hasn’t changed significantly in all that time because of ownership issues,” said Corbridge.

The need for a modern guide to accountability implementation is apparent. This is why the authors crafted a book that teaches leaders how to define Key Results and get people to own their achievement, how to increase engagement and improve team performance, and how to use, apply, and integrate the tools and principles needed to foster a culture of accountability.

“You’ve got a rising generation in the workforce that is very different and comes with a whole new skillset to add to organizational complexity,” said Hickman. “This is why we wrote Propeller: to reinforce the simplicity. If you want to accelerate change, the only way to do it is to get positive accountability right.”

To develop the next generation of leaders, Partners In Leadership designed the Propeller app for teams. The Propeller app has intuitive tools rooted in See It, Own It, Solve It, Do It to inspire higher levels of personal engagement, ownership, and accountability for results. “We chose the title Propeller for both the book and the app because it captures in one word what this model aims to create: accelerated movement in a needed direction,” said Smith. The app can be found at partnersinleadership.com/propeller. Downloading is easy, and for a limited time there is a “three people for free” use offer.

With all new examples and stories, Propeller builds on The Oz Principle‘s legacy to inspire the next generation of readers to tap the incredible power of personal, team, and organizational accountability.


Tanner Corbridge, Senior Partner, Partners In Leadership

TANNER CORBRIDGE is a Senior Partner at Partners In Leadership. He has led large-scale transformation projects with Fortune 1000 clients across numerous global industries, including ten of the thirty Dow Jones Index companies.

Jared Jones, Senior Partner, Partners In Leadership

JARED JONES is a Senior Partner at Partners In Leadership. He has consulted with CEOs and senior leadership teams in some of the most successful organizations in the world, including more than half of the Fortune 50 companies.

Craig Hickman, Futurist and Senior Vice President of New Product Development, Partners In Leadership

CRAIG HICKMAN is Futurist and SVP of New Product Development at Partners In Leadership. He has authored or coauthored seventeen books, including The Oz Principle, Creating Excellence, The Strategy Game, Mind of a Manager Soul of a Leader, and Results Revolution.

Tom Smith, Co-Founder, Partners In Leadership

TOM SMITH cofounded Partners In Leadership in 1989 and has coauthored numerous bestselling books, including The Oz Principle and Change the Culture, Change the Game. For more than thirty years, he has successfully coached hundreds of CEOs and executive leaders to implement largescale culture change projects.


Partners In Leadership guides clients in defining Key Results™, shaping Cultural Beliefs® and solving Accountability Gaps. With our network of experts around the world and No. 1 award-winning content, our firm helps clients achieve their mission by dramatically boosting employee engagement, inspiring innovation, improving cross-collaboration, developing accountable leaders, blending strategy with culture and more. Partners In Leadership continues the legacy of pioneering Accountability Training and innovating cultural transformation, and is now introducing cutting-edge digital, learning and leadership tools.

For further information on Partners In Leadership, visit partnersinleadership.com or call 800-504-6070.