The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

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A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work andlife

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!

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A book about teams to help teams become more positive, united and connected.

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.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Apr 27, 2011
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Pages
160
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ISBN
9781118090268
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Motivational
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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