Fear and uncertainty are staples of daily life in today'sstruggling economy. As bad as things can be, economic downturnsalso lead to new opportunities. It's easy to worry, give up and letfear paralyze you. However, you have more control than you thinkyou do and how you handle adversity is your choice-and the onlychoice that matters. In fact, study history and you'll find that alot of people and organizations made a name for themselves and grewtheir businesses during recessions and downturns. These successfulpeople and organizations all shared similar characteristics andtook similar actions to thrive while others merely tried tosurvive. You can do the same.
In The Shark and the Goldfish, Jon Gordon shares aninspiring fable about Gordy, a pampered goldfish who gets swept outto sea. Desperate for food, Gordy meets a kind shark who teacheshim the ultimate lesson-Goldfish wait to be fed. Sharks go findfood. Gordy also learns that the difference between a full andempty stomach is our faith, beliefs and actions. In the face ofadversity and lean times, this is a business fable that reinforcesa proven truth: You can't control the events in your life. But youcan control how you respond and in turn this determines theoutcome.
If you're facing tough economic times, The Shark and theGoldfish will motivate you, inspire you, and give you theconfidence you need to thrive during changing times.
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.
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.
Soup offers an inspirational business fable that explainsthe "recipe" you can use to create a winning culture and boostemployee morale and engagement. The story follows Nancy, the newlyanointed CEO of America's Favorite Soup Company. She has beenbrought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to acompany that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hardtimes. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancydiscovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire herteam and create a culture of greatness.From the bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The NoComplaining Rule, and Training CampFind out how culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits,and habits deliver resultsCreate relationships that are the foundation upon whichsuccessful careers and winning teams are builtFeatures quick takeaways you can use to invest in your people,build trust, create unity, and enhance engagement
A turnaround tale like few others, Soup will inspire youto work in your own company to unleash the passion that deliverssuperior results.
Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.
The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.
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.