The Energy Bus

The Energy Bus
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2015-05-20
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781119089230
Language: en
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Enjoy the ride of your life with the Wall Street Journal bestseller None of us can expect to get through life without any challenges. Life isn’t always a constant daydream of unbridled pleasure and happiness. But that doesn’t mean you can’t approach everything with some zing – a big dose of positive energy is what you need to feel great, be successful and love life! And the international bestselling The Energy Bus can help you live your life in a positive, forward-thinking way. Learn the 10 secrets that will help you overcome adversity and harness the power of positive, infectious energy, so that you can create your own success. International bestselling author Jon Gordon draws on his experience of working with thousands of leaders and teams to provide insights, actionable strategies and positive energy. The Energy Bus: Shows you how to ditch negativity and infuse your life with positive energy Provides tools to build a positive team and culture Contains insights from working with some of the world’s largest companies Foreword by Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-Minute Manager

The Energy Bus

The Energy Bus
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2015-05-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781119089131
Language: en
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Enjoy the ride of your life with the Wall Street Journal bestseller None of us can expect to get through life without any challenges. Life isn’t always a constant daydream of unbridled pleasure and happiness. But that doesn’t mean you can’t approach everything with some zing – a big dose of positive energy is what you need to feel great, be successful and love life! And the international bestselling The Energy Bus can help you live your life in a positive, forward-thinking way. Learn the 10 secrets that will help you overcome adversity and harness the power of positive, infectious energy, so that you can create your own success. International bestselling author Jon Gordon draws on his experience of working with thousands of leaders and teams to provide insights, actionable strategies and positive energy. The Energy Bus: Shows you how to ditch negativity and infuse your life with positive energy Provides tools to build a positive team and culture Contains insights from working with some of the world’s largest companies Foreword by Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-Minute Manager

The Energy Bus Field Guide

The Energy Bus Field Guide
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2017-12-26
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781119412458
Language: en
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A Road Map for living and implementing the 10 Principles of The Energy Bus The Energy Bus Field Guide is your roadmap to fueling your life, work and team with positive energy. The international bestseller The Energy Bus has helped millions of people from around the world shift to a more positive outlook; the story of George and Joy bus driver has resonated with people from all walks of life, each with their own individual vision of "success." This guide is designed as a practical companion to help you live and share the ten principles every day, with real, actionable steps you can immediately put into practice in your life, work, team and organization. Navigate the twists and turns that sabotage success. Cultivate positive energy and bring out the best in your team. Create a compelling vision for your life and team. Cultivate positivity and remove negativity from your life and organization. Learn how every day people and organizations utilized the Energy Bus to create amazing success and results. Filled with insightful questions, practical action steps, best practices and inspiring case studies you’ll be equipped to energize yourself and your team in new and powerful ways. Whether it’s a family team, work team, sports team, or school team, everyone benefits from getting on the bus.

The Energy Bus for Kids

The Energy Bus for Kids
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 52
ISBN: 9781118287354
Language: en
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An illustrated adaptation of the bestselling business fable, The Energy Bus, teaches children the benefits of staying positive In this illustrated adaptation of the bestselling fable, The Energy Bus, author Jon Gordon shows children how to overcome negativity, bullies and everyday challenges to be their best. The Energy Bus For Kids is a story that will teach kids how to find their inner motivation and pass on that positive energy to others. The Energy Bus For Kids presents five rules for the "Ride of Your Life" Teaches kids how to fuel your ride with positive energy Shares with kids how to love the people you share your journey with and how to enjoy the ride Positive kids become positive adults. So get kids on the Energy Bus and infuse their lives with a newfound vision, attitude, and positivity.

The Positive Dog

The Positive Dog
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781118234860
Language: en
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Discover the benefits of being positive. 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.

The Jon Gordon Power of Positivity E Book Collection

The Jon Gordon Power of Positivity E Book Collection
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2020-05-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 900
ISBN: 9781119747994
Language: en
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We all need more positivity in our lives—now more than ever! Five of bestselling author Jon Gordon’s most powerful and timely books. Bestselling author and acclaimed speaker Jon Gordon is passionate about developing great leaders and high-performing teams. Celebrated for his engaging storytelling, invaluable insights, and proven real-world strategies, Gordon has helped millions of people around the world infuse positivity into every part of their personal and professional lives. His simple yet powerful books provide time-tested wisdom and practical guidance for overcoming challenges, achieving superior results, and bringing out the absolute best in yourself—and in everyone around you. The Jon Gordon Power of Positivity E-Book Collection brings together five of the author’s most compelling books about harnessing the power of positivity in work, at home, and in all you do. This must-have collection includes: -The Energy Bus, the beloved international bestseller that reveals the ten secrets for turning negative energy into positivity and achievement, featuring an actionable plan for becoming a great leader and overcoming common life and work obstacles. -The Shark and the Goldfish, a business fable that strengthens the courage and confidence you need to overcome fear and uncertainty in difficult economic times—and thrive! Features charming illustrations and an action plan filled with practical tips and proven strategies. -The Positive Dog, a delightful story that shows you that we all have two dogs inside of us: one is positive, the other is negative. Learn how feeding your positive dog also nourishes those around you—to everyone’s immense benefit! -The Power of Positive Leadership, a practical framework based on Jon Gordon’s research on positive leaders throughout history, and his work with those who have transformed their organizations, won national championships, and are currently making positive change in the world. -Stay Positive, a unique collection of inspirational quotes and messages, co-written by Gordon’s friend and colleague Daniel Decker. Your daily resource for encouragement, creating positivity in your life, and motivating others at work and home. The principles and strategies at the core of The Jon Gordon Power of Positivity E-Book Collection have driven great success for thousands of top-level leaders at Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, nonprofit organizations, the NFL and NBA, and numerous colleges and universities. Packed with motivational stories, meaningful insights, and effective strategies, this collection is the ideal resource for anyone seeking to fill their work and personal life with positivity, purpose, and achievement. *Note: Due to its unique format, Stay Positive may display differently on eReaders than the rest of the collection. For the best reading experience, decrease the font size on your eReader.

Energy Addict

Energy Addict
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2004-09-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101666241
Language: en
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We are overstressed, overworked and overtired – and things aren't getting any easier. The days are getting shorter while our to-do lists are getting longer. The pace of life gets faster and the demands increase. We attempt to fight back with caffeinated drinks and candy bars hoping to get it all done before we crash. This is false energy…but Jon Gordon gives us the real thing. Gordon encourages us to become Energy Addicts using a few or all of the simple, effective physical, mental, and spiritual strategies in this book, including: Eat early and well, hydrate, exercise, nap, connect with nature Neutralize energy vampires, master the flow of money, embrace the energy of silence Connect (with others and yourself), lead with your heart, learn to love and challenge life Practical, common-sense, sometimes counterintuitive, Jon Gordon shows how we can become addicted to positive energy and habits, making small changes in our lives that will produce big results.

Training Camp

Training Camp
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2009-04-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780470503119
Language: en
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Training Camp is an inspirational story filled with invaluable lessons and insights on bringing out the best in yourself and your team. The story follows Martin, an un-drafted rookie trying to make it in the NFL. He’s spent his entire life proving to the critics that a small guy with a big heart can succeed against all odds. After spraining his ankle in the pre-season, Martin thinks his dream is lost when he happens to meet a very special coach who shares eleven life-changing lessons that keep his dream alive—and might even make him the best of the best. If you want to be your best—Training Camp offers an inspirational story and real-world wisdom on what it takes to reach true excellence and how you and your team (your work team, school team, church team and family team) can achieve it.

The Power of a Positive Team

The Power of a Positive Team
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2018-06-11
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781119430599
Language: en
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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.

The Carpenter

The Carpenter
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2014-05-12
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780470888544
Language: en
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Bestselling author Jon Gordon returns with his most inspiring book yet—filled with powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies of all. Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a Carpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams. As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure. Along the way he learns that there's no such thing as an overnight success 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 and schools, Jon Gordon shares an entertaining and enlightening story that will inspire you to build a better life, career, and team with the greatest success strategies of all. If you are ready to create your masterpiece, read The Carpenter and begin the building process today.

The No Complaining Rule

The No Complaining Rule
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2011-01-13
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780470428474
Language: en
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Negativity in the workplace costs businesses billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. "In The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, Jon Gordon, a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, shares an enlightening story that demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude." Based on one company’s successful No Complaining Rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone interested in generating positive energy.

One Word that will Change Your Life

One Word that will Change Your Life
Author: Dan Britton,Jimmy Page,Jon Gordon
Release: 2012-12-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781118548905
Language: en
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One Word is a simple concept that delivers powerful life change! In 1999, the authors discovered a better way to become their best and live a life of impact. Instead of creating endless goals and resolutions, they found one word that would be their driving force for the year. No goals. No wish lists. Just one word. Best of all . . . anyone, anytime can discover their word for the year. One Word that will Change Your Life will inspire you to simplify your life and work by focusing on just one word for this year. That’s right! One Word creates clarity, power, passion and life-change. The simple power of One Word is that it impacts all six dimensions of your life – mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial. Simply put, One Word sticks. There is a word meant for you and when you find it, live it, and share it, your life will become more rewarding and exciting than ever. Join thousands of people and hundreds of schools, businesses, churches, and sports teams who have found their one word . . . and discover how to harness the transformational power of One Word. The book includes a personal Action Plan and simple process to help you discover your word for the year.

The 10 Minute Energy Solution

The 10 Minute Energy Solution
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2006-11
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 262
ISBN: 0399532900
Language: en
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A thirty-day program for increasing physical, mental, and spiritual energy shares such recommendations as taking short walks and substituting green tea for coffee as a means of enabling personal rejuvenation. By the author of Energy Addict. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

The Garden

The Garden
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781119430322
Language: en
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From bestselling author Jon Gordon comes a spiritual fable about the power of faith, hope, and love Meet Jay and Kay. They’re twins, and like many teenagers their age, they’re dealing with stress and anxiety. One day on their way to school, they have a nice conversation with their old family friend and youth soccer coach, Mr. Erwin, who shows them a special garden he created in his backyard. The garden serves as both a place and a metaphor for Mr. Erwin to share a powerful paradigm and practical strategies to help the twins overcome their fear, stress, and anxiety. The Garden is an enlightening and encouraging spiritual fable that reveals the 5 D’s that can sabotage us and a proven plan to help us overcome and win the battle in our mind. Rooted in Jon Gordon’s faith tradition, this fable is a different kind of book than his previous business fables. However, in his familiar trademark style, he takes a complex subject and simplifies it to help people take action and improve their lives. Everyone will struggle with fear, anxiety, or stress at some point in their lives, and everyone will have to overcome these challenges to create the life they were meant to live. Given that there are many contributing factors that influence how we think and feel, Jon wrote this book to share how the power of love, encouragement, truth, faith, and belief can be part of the solution. Having worked with countless leaders, companies, sports teams, professional athletes, and high school students, Jon Gordon infuses this life-changing story with thought-provoking ideas, practical strategies, and a framework to overcome fear with faith. Whether you are dealing with fear, stress, and anxiety yourself, have a family member that struggles, or are a mental health expert that works with clients, if any of the ideas in this book can be useful to you or the people you love and care about, then it’s worth a walk through The Garden with Jay, Kay, and Mr. Erwin to discover ways to persevere through life with the power of faith, hope, and love.

Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know
Author: Josh Clark,Chuck Bryant
Release: 2020-11-24
Editor: Flatiron Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781250268518
Language: en
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From the duo behind the massively successful and award-winning podcast Stuff You Should Know comes an unexpected look at things you thought you knew. Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant started the podcast Stuff You Should Know back in 2008 because they were curious—curious about the world around them, curious about what they might have missed in their formal educations, and curious to dig deeper on stuff they thought they understood. As it turns out, they aren't the only curious ones. They've since amassed a rabid fan base, making Stuff You Should Know one of the most popular podcasts in the world. Armed with their inquisitive natures and a passion for sharing, they uncover the weird, fascinating, delightful, or unexpected elements of a wide variety of topics. The pair have now taken their near-boundless "whys" and "hows" from your earbuds to the pages of a book for the first time—featuring a completely new array of subjects that they’ve long wondered about and wanted to explore. Each chapter is further embellished with snappy visual material to allow for rabbit-hole tangents and digressions—including charts, illustrations, sidebars, and footnotes. Follow along as the two dig into the underlying stories of everything from the origin of Murphy beds, to the history of facial hair, to the psychology of being lost. Have you ever wondered about the world around you, and wished to see the magic in everyday things? Come get curious with Stuff You Should Know. With Josh and Chuck as your guide, there’s something interesting about everything (...except maybe jackhammers).

The Seed

The Seed
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2011-05-31
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780470888568
Language: en
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A business fable to help you discover your purpose in work and life New from Jon Gordon, the international and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The Seed takes you on a quest for the meaning and passion behind work. Josh, an up-and-comer at his company, is disenchanted with his job. Challenged by his boss to take two weeks to decide if he really wants to work there, Josh takes off for the country, where he meets a wise farmer who gives him a seed and a promise: find the right place to plant the seed, and his purpose will be revealed. Through Josh's journey cross-country journey, you'll find surprising new sources of wisdom and inspiration in your own business 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 purpose behind work, and plant The Seed of inspiration in your life!

The New One Minute Manager

The New One Minute Manager
Author: Ken Blanchard,Spencer Johnson, M.D.
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: William Morrow
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0062367544
Language: en
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A new edition based on the timeless business classic—updated to help today’s readers succeed more quickly in a rapidly changing world. For decades, The One Minute Manager® has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work. Now, Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have written The New One Minute Manager to introduce the book’s powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well. As compelling today as the original was thirty years ago, this classic parable of a young man looking for an effective manager is more relevant and useful than ever.

One Word for Kids

One Word for Kids
Author: Jon Gordon,Dan Britton,Jimmy Page
Release: 2019-11-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781119430315
Language: en
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From the authors who created the One Word movement, impacting schools, businesses, and sports teams around the world, comes a charming fable that can be read and shared by everyone. If you could choose only one word to help you have your best year ever, what would it be? Love? Fun? Believe? Brave? It’s prob­ably different for everyone. How you find your word is just as important as the word itself. And once you know your word, what do you do with it? In One Word for Kids, bestselling author Jon Gordon—along with coauthors Dan Britton and Jimmy Page—asks these questions to children and adults of all ages, teaching an important life lesson in the process. This engaging, fully illustrated fable follows Stevie, a young boy falling asleep on the first day of school. His teacher gives the class an assignment: to find the one word that will help them have their best year ever. To discover their one word, they must look inside themselves, look up, and look out. At home, Stevie is upset be­cause he can’t find his word. After his dad offers some helpful advice, Stevie excitedly begins the quest for his word. His search helps him discover a lot about himself, what he loves, and what is important to him. An easy read with a powerful message, One Word for Kids appeals to readers of all ages and is an ideal entry point into discussing a valuable lesson in a fun and engaging way.

The Shark and the Goldfish

The Shark and the Goldfish
Author: Jon Gordon
Release: 2009-09-22
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780470503607
Language: en
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An illustrated business fable that gives you the faith, courage and confidence to win in today's tough economic climate Fear and uncertainty are staples of daily life in today's struggling economy. As bad as things can be, economic downturns also lead to new opportunities. It's easy to worry, give up and let fear paralyze you. However, you have more control than you think you do and how you handle adversity is your choice-and the only choice that matters. In fact, study history and you'll find that a lot of people and organizations made a name for themselves and grew their businesses during recessions and downturns. These successful people and organizations all shared similar characteristics and took similar actions to thrive while others merely tried to survive. You can do the same. In The Shark and the Goldfish, Jon Gordon shares an inspiring fable about Gordy, a pampered goldfish who gets swept out to sea. Desperate for food, Gordy meets a kind shark who teaches him the ultimate lesson-Goldfish wait to be fed. Sharks go find food. Gordy also learns that the difference between a full and empty stomach is our faith, beliefs and actions. In the face of adversity and lean times, this is a business fable that reinforces a proven truth: You can't control the events in your life. But you can control how you respond and in turn this determines the outcome. A business fable that teaches valuable lessons on the importance of working hard, maintaining a locus of control and focusing on positive choices instead of negative voices, Written by Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and The No Complaining Rule Reveals how change is inevitable-but that you can make it your friend or foe. Provides an action plan filled with tips and strategies to thrive during change and adversity If you're facing tough economic times, The Shark and the Goldfish will motivate you, inspire you, and give you the confidence you need to thrive during changing times.

The Good Bus

The Good Bus
Author: Corliss McGinty
Release: 2013-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 86
ISBN: 0984964517
Language: en
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Imagine what your company can achieve when every employee makes significant contributions, strife is transformed into positive energy, and your employees inspire strong customer loyalty. Getting the right people on the bus is only the beginning... The Good Bus is compact, readable leadership primer that begins with Jim Collins's concept of getting the right people on your bus. Corliss expands on this basic principle, showing how great leadership only BEGINS with hiring smart - it also includes: -job fit (making sure the right people are in the right seats on the bus), -aligning individual goals with organization purpose (heading to the same destination), -having fun (singing "Kumbaya"). Each step of the way, Corliss gives practical advice about human resource management. Creating a winning team and strong corporate culture isn't rocket science. It's just common sense: Leaders must be excellent people managers, and they have to comprehend how their own behaviors affect their business.