The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life!

Author ,
Isbn 9780470893319
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2010-06-03
Pages 192
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 1118333578
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
Year 2012-07-11
Pages 48
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 1119412463
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2017-12-06
Pages 144
Language English
File format PDF

Fuel yourself and others with positive energy—inspirational quotes and encouraging messages to live by from bestselling author, Jon Gordon. Ever since he wrote the mega bestseller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon has been sharing inspirational messages and encouragement via his talks, books, and social media posts. After many requests to create a collection of his quotes, Jon teamed up with his long-time friend, Daniel Decker, to create Stay Positive. Stay Positive is more than a book of positive quotes. This book is a resource you can turn to each day for encouragement to help you take on your daily challenges, pursue your goals and dreams, and create positive momentum in your life. The power of positive thoughts is not about being Pollyanna Positive; it’s the real stuff that makes a proven difference in your perspective and life. After all, we don’t give up because it’s hard; we give up because we get discouraged. By fueling yourself with encouragement and positive energy, you’ll have greater power to overcome negativity, neutralize the naysayers, and conquer adversity. Stay Positive is more than a phrase. It’s an approach to life that says when you get knocked down, you'll get back up and find a way forward one faithful step and optimistic day at a time. Start your day with a message from the book, or pick it up anytime you need a mental boost. You can start from the beginning, or open the book to any page and find a message that speaks to you. However you decide to use Stay Positive, it’s a go-to resource for anyone wanting to inject a healthy dose of positivity into their life.

Author Jon Gordon,Daniel Decker
Isbn 1119431042
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2019-11-26
Pages 288
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 9780470428474
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-01-13
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 9780470503119
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2009-04-27
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 1119747996
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2020-05-05
Pages 900
Language English
File format PDF

NFL head coach Mike Smith lead one of the most remarkable turnarounds in NFL history. In the season prior to his arrival in 2008, the Atlanta Falcons had a 4–12 record and the franchise had never before achieved back-to-back winning seasons. Under Smith’s leadership, the Falcons earned an 11–5 record in his first season and would go on to become perennial playoff and Super Bowl contenders earning Smith AP Coach of year in 2008 and voted Coach of Year by his peers in 2008, 2010 and 2012. 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.

Author Jon Gordon,Mike Smith
Isbn 1119157870
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2015-09-01
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 1118915259
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2014-05-23
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

The Garden is an enlightening and encouraging fable that helps readers overcome The 5 D's (doubt, distortion, discouragement, distractions, and division) in order to find more peace, focus, connection, and happiness. Jon tells a story of teenage twins, who through the help of a neighbor and his special garden, find ancient wisdom, life-changing lessons, and practical strategies to overcome the fear, anxiety, and stress in their lives. Whether you are dealing with fear, anxiety, and stress 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 to discover ways to persevere through life with the power of faith, hope, and love.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 1119430704
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2020-05-21
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Why it matters who's stirring the pot Soup offers an inspirational business fable that explains the "recipe" you can use to create a winning culture and boost employee morale and engagement. The story follows Nancy, the newly anointed CEO of America's Favorite Soup Company. She has been brought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to a company that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hard times. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancy discovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire her team and create a culture of greatness. From the bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, and Training Camp Find out how culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits, and habits deliver results Create relationships that are the foundation upon which successful careers and winning teams are built Features 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 you to work in your own company to unleash the passion that delivers superior results.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 9780470648742
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2010-04-29
Pages 176
Language English
File format PDF

The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy (2007) by Jon Gordon is an allegorical tale that teaches readers to cultivate an optimistic attitude for increased personal and professional fulfillment. The book focuses on the fictional story of a miserable worker named George whose pessimism has nearly cost him both his job and his marriage... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Author Swift Reads
Isbn
Genre Study Aids
Year 2019-06-27
Pages 31
Language English
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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.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 1101666242
Genre Health & Fitness
Year 2004-09-07
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

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.

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 1118234863
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2012-04-03
Pages 128
Language English
File format PDF

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!

Author Jon Gordon
Isbn 9781118090268
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-04-27
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF

Audrey "Sunshine" Monke, mother of five and camp owner-director, shares nine powerful parenting techniques-inspired by the research-based practices of summer camp-to help kids thrive and families become closer. Research has proven that kids are happier and gain essential social and emotional skills at camp. A recognized parenting expert, Audrey Monke distills what she's learned from thousands of interactions with campers, camp counselors, and parents, and from her research in positive psychology, to offer intentional strategies parents can use to foster the benefits of camp at home. Our screen-obsessed, competitive society makes it harder than ever to raise happy, thriving kids. But there are tried-and-true methods that can help. Instead of rearing a generation of children who are overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and who struggle to become independent, responsible adults, parents can create a culture that promotes the growth of important character traits and the social skills kids need for meaningful, successful lives. Thousands of parents attest to the "magical" benefits of summer camp for their kids, noting their children return more joyful, positive, confident, and resilient after just a few weeks. But you can learn exactly what it takes to promote these benefits at home. Complete with specific ideas to implement the most effective summer camp secrets, HAPPY CAMPERS is a one of a kind resource for raising happy, socially intelligent, successful kids.

Author Audrey Monke
Isbn 154608178X
Genre Family & Relationships
Year 2019-05-07
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

The instant New York Times bestseller Remarkable lessons in leadership and team building from one of the greatest football coaches of our time. Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite in the annals of his sport, having lead his players to three national championships. In Above the Line, he offers readers his unparalleled insights into leadership, team building, and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible. Meyer shares his groundbreaking game plan—the game plan followed every day in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ championship season—for creating a culture of success built on trust and a commitment to a common purpose. Packed with real life examples from Meyer’s storied career, Above the Line delivers wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories for a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.

Author Urban Meyer
Isbn 1101980710
Genre Sports & Recreation
Year 2015-10-27
Pages 272
Language English
File format PDF

Bill Bradley, a New York Knick pro-basketball player in the '60s and '70s and a United States Senator from New Jersey from 1982 until 2000 (among his many other accomplishments) writes here about his love of basketball from the root on up--from a simple game in an empty court where there is nothing but you and the sound of your Converse on the shiny, wooden floor to the euphoric high that is possible and that any athlete knows when a team moves together as a cohesive whole. Bradley's writing here is wholly accessible and for those not interested in basketball, there are lessons to be gleaned here about life, teamwork and leadership. Bradley's style is simple and stays on track, creating a slim philosophical treatise that all of us can benefit from and relate to. Here is a book about life, memory, experience, and the filtering of our experience and what it means to us. An enjoyable and unforgettable read for all readers.

Author Bill Bradley
Isbn 0795323301
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Year 2012-02-15
Pages 100
Language English
File format PDF

Influence the Influencers in Your Life "I've known Dirk Schlimm for years, and observed with admiration his ability to work effectively with powerful people while sustaining his own core values. His topic is important, and his experience has given him a deep practical wisdom." --Jim Collins, author, Good to Great "For every 'powerful person' who has influenced history, there are three or four people behind the scenes without whom history would never have changed. Vision and drive for implementation are never enough. Dirk Schlimm's book is about how to accomplish the work of real change in the real world by doing the hard work that rarely gets noticed." --Governor Howard Dean, Chairman Emeritus, The Democratic National Committee "Influencing Powerful People provides invaluable insights into this dynamic--insights that will assist anyone to be more effective and successful." --Peter Jewett, Chair, Corporate Department, Torys LLP About the Book Dealing with powerful people can be intimidating. Many of them have reached the height of achievement through a combination of charm, confidence, and rilliance, and they certainly deserve our dmiration and respect. More than likely, owever, they also succeeded as a result of their relentless drive and, in the process, developed reputations for being intense, demanding, and temperamental. How do you keep up with such individuals, gain their confidence, contribute to their enterprise, and ensure that your ideas count? Influencing Powerful People provides you with the tools you need to connect and get results with key influencers and decision makers--chief executives, department heads, supervisors, and anyone else in a position of authority. Author Dirk Schlimm, who has frontline experience working with "larger-than-life" leaders, provides sixteen proven rules for working successfully with the powerful people in your life--whether your boss, client, partner, associate, or international counterpart. These rules include: Adopt the role of a "helper" Counter ego with humility Appreciate who they are and what they do Do the things they can't Become an effective counterweight It's not about giving up your values or telling them what they want to hear--in fact, what powerful people need most often is your loyalty and unbiased perspective. It's about learning to build a relationship and communicating in a way that gets their attention. It's about strategically managing and adapting your everyday behavior so that the powerful people in your life gain confidence in you, appreciate your contribution, and listen to you when charting their course. No matter what your level in an organization, Influencing Powerful People holds the key to ensuring that you make an impact, earn respect, and progress to even greater achievement and responsibility.

Author Dirk Schlimm
Isbn 0071754059
Genre Business & Economics
Year 2011-03-25
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF

Learn the rules of life to conquer any challenge, manage unpredictable ups and downs, and become a satisfied and well-adjusted person. We all know the feeling: In the game of life, why am I the only one who doesn't know how to play? But now, help is at hand, because this wonderful little book will teach you the rules so that you can conquer life's challenges and manage its unpredictable ups and downs. For one of her workshops several years ago, Chérie Carter-Scott, a corporate trainer and consultant, composed a list of basic truths about life, which she named "The Ten Rules for Being Human." Right away, the Rules resonated with her clients, who photocopied and passed the list to friends and relatives. Within months, Chérie's Rules were in thousands of homes all over the country, and eventually, they were published in Chicken Soup for the Soul and have also appeared in Ann Landers' column. Although there's no formula to help you win the game of life, Chérie's Rules convey a universal wisdom that, once understood and embraced, can contribute to meaningful relationships with ourselves and others, at work and in the home. In If Life Is a Game, These Are the Rules, Chérie shares that there are no mistakes in life, only lessons that are repeated. In thoughtful, inspirational essays illustrated with encouraging personal anecdotes, she includes the lessons that can be learned from each of the Rules and offers insights on self-esteem, respect, acceptance, forgiveness, ethics, compassion, humility, gratitude, and courage. Best of all, Chérie shows that wisdom lies inside each one of us and that by putting the Ten Rules for Being Human into action we can create a more fulfilling life.

Author Cherie Carter-Scott
Isbn 0767998820
Genre Self-Help
Year 1999-10-19
Pages 160
Language English
File format PDF