You Win in the Locker Room First draws on the extraordinary experiences of Coach Mike Smith and Jon Gordon—consultant to numerous college and professional teams—to explore the seven powerful principles that any business, school, organization, or sports team can adopt to revitalize their organization.
Step by step, the authors outline a strategy for building a thriving organization and provide a practical framework that give leaders the tools they need to create a great culture, lead with the right mindset, create strong relationships, improve teamwork, execute at a higher level, and avoid the pitfalls that sabotage far too many leaders and organizations.
In addition to sharing what went right with the Falcons, Smith also transparently shares what went wrong his last two seasons and provides invaluable lessons leaders can take away from his victories, success, failures and mistakes.
Whether it’s an executive leadership team of a Fortune 500 company, a sports team, an emergency room team, military team, or a school team successful leaders coach their team and develop, mentor, encourage, and guide them. This not only improves the team, it improves the leaders and their relationships, connections, and organization.
You Win in the Locker Room First offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the most pressure packed leadership jobs on the planet and what leaders can learn from these experiences in order to build their own winning team.
Jon Gordon is the author of numerous bestselling books and his inspirational talks have inspired audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by countless Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, sports teams, and nonprofits. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at JonGordon.com or on Twitter @JonGordon11.
Mike Smith is the former head coach for the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons, a position he held from 2008 to 2014. He is the all-time winningest coach in franchise history. In his first season as Falcons head coach, Smith was recipient of the NFL Coach of the Year Award by the Associated Press. He was also named NFL Coach of the Year 3 times by Pro Football Weekly (2008, 2010 and 2012).
From the moment Jon Gordon heard about George Boiardi and the Hard Hat he was intrigued and captivated. Over the years he visited George’s coaches, attended several “21 Dinners” held in his honor, met his family, talked to his teammates and observed how he inspired all who knew him.
The Hard Hat is an unforgettable true story about a selfless, loyal, joyful, hard-working, competitive, and compassionate leader and teammate, the impact he had on his team and program and the lessons we can learn from him.
The book features:A True Story about George Boiardi, his Team and their Legacy.21 Lessons to be a Great TeammateInsights from George’s Teammates and Coaches that Bring the Lessons to Life.21 Exercises to help you Build a Great Team
Infused with practical insights and life changing lessons, The Hard Hat will inspire you to be the best teammate you can be and to build a great team.
*100% of author’s royalties go to support the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation
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.A business fable that teaches valuable lessons on theimportance of working hard, maintaining a locus of control andfocusing on positive choices instead of negative voices,Written by Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The EnergyBus and The No Complaining RuleReveals how change is inevitable-but that you can make it yourfriend or foe.Provides an action plan filled with tips and strategies tothrive during change and adversity
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.
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.