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Row the Boat. A Never-Give-Up Approach to Lead with Enthusiasm and Optimism and Improve Your Team and Culture. Edition No. 1. Jon Gordon

  • Book

  • 128 Pages
  • July 2021
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5313463

Learn to live and lead with enthusiasm and optimism, impact your team, and transform your culture  

In Row the Boat, Minnesota Golden Gophers Head Coach P.J. Fleck and bestselling author Jon Gordon deliver an inspiring message about what you can achieve when you approach life with a never-give-up philosophy. The book shows you how to choose enthusiasm and optimism as your guiding lights instead of being defined by circumstances and events outside of your control.  

Discover how to put the three key components of row the boat into practice in your life:  

  • The Oar: The energy. Only you can dictate whether your oar is in the water or whether you take it out and decide not to use it.  
  • The Boat: The sacrifice. The more you give, serve, and make your life about helping others, the better and more fulfilled your life will be, and the bigger your boat gets.  
  • The Compass: The direction. The vision you have for your life and the people you surround yourself with help create the dream of where you want to go.  

Perfect for athletes, coaches, business leaders, and anyone else who hopes to squeeze a little more enjoyment and productivity out of life, Row the Boat will propel leaders, teams, and organizations to greater heights than they have ever reached before. 

Table of Contents

 Introduction vii

1 The Man Behind the Boat (P.J. Fleck) 1

2 Questions (Jon Gordon) 17

3 The Origin of Row the Boat (P.J. Fleck) 21

4 The Philosophy of Row the Boat (P.J. Fleck) 27

5 Rowing the Boat at WMU (P.J. Fleck) 33

6 The Three Key Components of Row the Boat (P.J. Fleck) 51

7 A Bigger Opportunity and Challenge (Jon Gordon) 57

8 Rowing the Boat at the University of Minnesota (P.J. Fleck) 61

9 A Wave of Change (Jon Gordon) 81

10 Rowing through Adversity (P.J. Fleck) 85

11 Beyond Football (Jon Gordon) 93

12 The Impact of Row the Boat Beyond Football (P.J. Fleck) 97

13 Rowing into the Future (Jon Gordon) 103

14 Where Do You Row the Boat from Here? (P.J. Fleck) 107

Other Resources 113

Other Books by Jon Gordon 116


Jon Gordon P.J. Fleck