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The Power of a Positive Team. Proven Principles and Practices that Make Great Teams Great

  • ID: 4469305
  • Book
  • June 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 176 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"We all know it is all about talented people ′working together′ to create something very special: government, business, sports, and life. Jon Gordon really captures the power of positive ′working together principles and practices′ and includes a positive disciplined process and expected behaviors that all teams can use immediately!"
Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Boeing and Ford, retired, and board member of Alphabet/ Google, Mayo Clinic, and Carbon3D

"Jon and his principles have been very helpful to me and my team. I encourage you to read this book and discover the keys to building a great team."
Dave Roberts, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers

"The Energy Bus and No Complaining Rule transformed my work and family life and this book gives us practical ways to put The Power of a Positive Team into action. So many of Jon Gordon′s best practices are alive and well at The Golf Channel. The Power of a Positive Team will be our must–read this year! This is a must–read for corporate, sports teams... even families."
Molly Solomon, executive producer, The Golf Channel

"An actionable guide to energizing your team."
Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg

"I love this book by my good friend Jon Gordon. My experience has taught me that a team can do great things but a positive team can do extraordinary things. Jon does a great job of articulating so many different examples of this. I have no doubt the lessons in this book will help you and your team reach your potential."
Dabo Swinney, Head Coach, Clemson Football

"We′ve taken our Jamberry management team to a whole new level by practicing the power of alignment, compassion and productive positivity. The insights Jon shares in his latest book are intuitive and easy to implement. This is a must read for any team looking to find that next breakthrough and achieve greater success."
Elizabeth Thibaudeau, CEO, Jamberry

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Introduction No One Creates Success Alone

Chapter 1 The Power of Positive

Chapter 2 Positive Teams Create Positive Cultures

Create your Culture

Culture is Dynamic, not Static

Make your Bus Great

Make Your Culture a Priority

Invest in the Root

Decide to be Vitamin C

The Power is on the Inside

What do we want to Be?

Chapter 3 Positive Teams work together toward a Shared Vision with a Greater Purpose

Shared Vision

Greater Purpose

Purpose Driven Goals

Vision + Mission

Telescope and Microscope

Creating Billions and Winning Gold

The World s Largest Family

The Table

Keep your Vision and Purpose Alive

Make your Vision and Purpose Come Alive

One Word

Make Sure Everyone is on the Bus

Everyone means EVERYONE

Chapter 4 Positive Teams Work Together with Optimism, Positivity and Belief

Stay Positive Together

Believe Together

Encourage Each Other

Feed The Positive Dog

Talk to Yourself

Replace Have to with Get to

Make the Next Opportunity Great


Shark or Gold?sh

Think Like Rookies

Defeat Murphy

Inside Out

Distort Reality

Fear or Faith

The Positive Experiment

Don t Stop Believing

The Best is Yet to Come

Chapter 5 Positive Teams Transform and Remove Negativity

No Energy Vampires Allowed

It Starts at the Culture Level

The First Step Is to Transform

Remove the Negativity

It s not Okay to be Moody

Implement the No Complaining Rule

Weed and Feed

Positive Conflict

Chapter 6 Positive Teams Communicate and Connect

Connection is the difference between good and great

It Starts with Communication

Where There is a Void Negativity Will Fill it.

Fill the Void

One on One Communication

Why Don t We Communicate

On a Scale of 1 10

Listening Enhances Communication.

Communicate to Connect

Team Beats Talent when Talent isn t a Team

Team + Talent

Team Building

It s Worth It

Team Grit

Chapter 7 Positive Teams Commit and Care

Play your Notes

Team First

We before Me

Commitment Recognizes Commitment

Committing Makes Everyone Better

Serve to Be Great

Commit to your Team

Do you Care?

Care More

Craftsmen and Craftswomen

The One Percent Rule

You Can t Fake It


Chapter 8 Positive Teams are Always Striving to Get Better and Make Their Team Better

Own the Boat

Elite of the Elite

Love and Accountability

Family and Team

Love Tough

Don t Run People Over

Positive Discontent

Tell the Truth Monday s

Have the Difficult Conversations

Like vs Love

Forged in the Fire

Chapter 9 We are Better Together

Are You a Real Team?

11 Thoughts About Teamwork

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