The Power of a Positive Team: Proven Principles and Practices That Make Great Teams Great
From the Back Cover PRAISE FOR THE POWER OF A POSITIVE TEAM 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 Jon has a special gift for articulating the principles and values that help guide great teams and organizations in a positive authentic way. These values are instrumental in helping develop a connected environment. There is something special about being a part of something bigger than yourself and the star of the team is the team. Jon's books have been especially helpful and influential for the Rams and how we want to operate daily. --Sean McVay, head coach of the Los Angeles Rams
From the front Cover 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, Google, Apple and Ford, Jon shares innovative strategies to trans- form 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 offers 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, and unaccountability--while offering solutions to enhance a team's creativity, grit, innovation and growth. This is a book 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.
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