Worldwide bestseller — the author of The Energy Bus and The Power of Positive Leadership shares the proven principles and practices that build great teams - and provides practical tools to help teams overcome negativity and enhance their culture, communication, connection, commitment and performance.
Jon Gordon doesn’t just research the keys to great teams, he has personally worked with some of the most successful teams on the planet and has a keen understanding of how and why they became great. In The Power of a Positive Team, Jon draws upon his unique team building experience as well as conversations with some of the greatest teams in history in order to provide an essential framework, filled with proven practices, to empower teams to work together more effectively and achieve superior results.
Utilizing examples from the writing team who created the hit show Billions, the National Champion Clemson Football team, the World Series contending Los Angeles Dodgers, The Miami Heat and the greatest beach volleyball team of all time to Navy SEAL’s, Marching bands, Southwest Airlines, USC and UVA Tennis, Twitter, Apple and Ford, Jon shares innovative strategies to transform a group of individuals into a united, positive and powerful team.
Jon not only infuses this book with the latest research, compelling stories, and strategies to maintain optimism through adversity… he also shares his best practices to transform negativity, build trust (through his favorite team building exercises) and practical ways to have difficult conversations—all designed to make a team more positive, cohesive, stronger and better.
The Power of a Positive Team also provides a blueprint for addressing common pitfalls that cause teams to fail—including complaining, selfishness, inconsistency, complacency, unaccountability—while offering solutions to enhance a team’s creativity, grit, innovation and growth.
This book is meant for teams to read together. It’s written in such a way that if you and your team read it together, you will understand the obstacles you will face and what you must do to become a great team. If you read it together, stay positive together, and take action together you will accomplish amazing things TOGETHER.
We all have two dogs inside of us. One dog is positive, happy, optimistic, and hopeful. The other dog is negative, mad, sad, pessimistic, and fearful. These two dogs often fight inside us, but guess who wins the fight? The one you feed the most. So begins the story about a negative mutt named Matt and a big dog named Bubba who teaches him how to feed himself with positivity each day and in the process Matt transforms his own life and the shelter they call home.
The Positive Dog is an inspiring, heartwarming story that not only reveals the strategies and benefits of being positive but also an essential truth for humans: Being positive doesn't just make you better. It makes everyone around you better.
New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall StreetJournal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, TheSeed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behindwork. Josh, an up-and-comer at his company, is disenchanted withhis job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if hereally wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, wherehe meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find theright place to plant the seed, and his purpose will berevealed.
Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll findsurprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your ownbusiness and life.
Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon,and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet.Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purposebehind work, and plant The Seed of inspiration in your life!
Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head andfear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, withhis wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. WhenMichael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter hevisits him and quickly learns that he is more than just aCarpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, andteams.
As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save hisbusiness in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure.Along the way he learns that there's no such thing as an overnightsuccess but there are timeless principles to help you stand out,excel, and make an impact on people and the world.
Drawing upon his work with countless leaders, sales people,professional and college sports teams, non-profit organizations andschools, Jon Gordon shares an entertaining andenlightening story that will inspire you to build a betterlife, career, and team with the greatest success strategies ofall.
If you are ready to create your masterpiece, read TheCarpenter and begin the building process today.
In this instructive book, Philip Harris centres his teaching around five key aspects of the leadership process:human behaviour and performance communications cultural influences organizational relations change management
A selection of strategies to take forward into practice are offered to the reader and the text is organized with a view to the leader sharing the learning obtained from this volume. For personal or group growth, each chapter is framed in terms of four "I’s": Introduction, Input, Interaction and Instrumentation, to provide an ideal framework for any adult education endeavour.
Developing High Performance Leaders is for all human resource development professionals, supervisors, managers and executives concerned with the career development of themselves and their team.
The groundbreaking guide to inspiring 100% performance from employees--updated with expanded research findings
In this new edition of his guide to unleashing employees' full potential, Mark Murphy explains why true employee motivation is not achieved by focusing on making your people "happy." The most effective leaders are the ones who respect their people enough to push them to deliver real results--to become Hundred Percenters.
Basing its conclusions on a detailed study of more than 500,000 leaders and employees, Hundred Percenters, Second Edition, provides the tools and techniques--and the rationale behind them--to help you create an army of employees who don't just do their best—but who also deliver results.
PRAISE FOR THE FIRST EDITION OF HUNDRED PERCENTERS
"Provides the tools managers need to take 'average' employees and create a culture of accountable, fully engaged people. Managers will learn to recognize their leadership style and understand how they, too, can become Hundred Percenters." -- Laura Christiansen, Vice President Human Resources, VTech Communications, Inc.
"Heavily researched and loaded with tools and examples, this book shows you how to challenge your employees to achieve the kind of extraordinary results and innovations that every CEO dreams about. Every leader needs to read this book!" -- Ned Fitch, CEO, Kalahari Tea
"Murphy finds that most workplaces are brimming with untapped talent. Only it's suppressed by goal-setting that discourages big ideas and leaders who focus on happiness rather than greatness." -- Training magazine
Learn to:Inspire employees to succeedImprove performance through coachingMinimize the impact of common de-motivatorsCreate a fair and consistent reward systemTurn negative experiences into positive, motivational opportunities
The Collins Best Practices guides offer new and seasoned managers the essential information they need to achieve more, both personally and professionally. Designed to provide tried-and-true advice from the world's most influential business minds, they feature practical strategies and tips to help you get ahead.
Organizational Behavior: Essential Theories of Motivation and Leadership analyzes the work of leading theorists. Each chapter includes the background of the theorist represented, the context in which the theory arose, the initial and subsequent theoretical statements, research on the theory by the theory's author and others (including meta-analysis and reviews), and practical applications.
Special features including boxed summaries of each theory at the beginning of each chapter, two introductory chapters on the scientific method and the development of knowledge, and detailed and comprehensive references, help make this text especially useful for graduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Since writing the mega best seller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon has worked and consulted with leaders who have transformed their companies, organizations and schools, won national championships and are currently changing the world. He has also interviewed some of the greatest leaders of our time and researched many positive leaders throughout history and discovered their paths to success. In this pioneering book Jon Gordon shares what he has learned and provides a comprehensive framework on positive leadership filled with proven principles, compelling stories, practical ideas and practices that will help anyone become a positive leader.
There is a power associated with positive leadership and you can start benefiting yourself and your team with it today.