Jon Gordon won the hearts of our people! How? He is real, relational and relevant to the max!
Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 16 books including 6 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership and his latest The Power of a Positive Team. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more.
Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.
Based on his Wall Street Journal bestselling book The Power of a Positive Team, Jon Gordon shares the proven principles and practices that build great teams. This presentation is packed with compelling stories and strategies to help teams overcome negativity and enhance their culture, communication, connection, commitment and performance.
Teamwork, Positive Culture, Sales, Customer Service, Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership, & Team Development.
Based on his international and Wall Street Journal best-selling book The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon presents a powerful roadmap to overcome common life and work obstacles and bring out the best in yourself and your team. Everyone faces challenges and every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success. Whether you are a leader looking to build a positive culture, a manager trying to energize and engage your team or someone who desires to enhance your productivity and performance, this talk will help you create more success and enjoy the ride of your life.
Positive Culture, Sales Performance, Positive Customer Service, TeamWork, Employee Engagement, HR, Stress Reduction, Motivation & Productivity.
Based on his Wall Street Journal bestselling book The Power of Positive Leadership, Jon Gordon presents how and why positive leaders transform teams and organizations, and change the world. Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great. The research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It's the way to lead if you want to build a great culture, unite your organization in the face of adversity, develop a connected and committed team and achieve excellence and superior results. Discover proven principles and practices that make great leaders great.
Positive Leadership, Positive Culture, Sales Performance, Positive Customer Service, Teamwork, Employee engagement, HR and Leadership Development.
In his inspirational story The Carpenter, Jon Gordon presents powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies of all to build a better life, career, team and organization. Everyone faces adversity and every person, organization, company and team will have to overcome fear, failure, busyness and stress to stand out, excel and make an impact on your team, customers, and the world. Whether you are looking to enhance your leadership, teamwork, sales performance or customer service, Jon Gordon provides the tools you need to create your masterpiece. Let’s get started and begin the building process today.
Leadership, Culture Building, Sales Performance, Vision & Purpose, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, HR, Motivation & Productivity.
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!
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.
We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard. As a leader, you will face numerous obstacles, negativity, and tests. There will be times when it seems as if everything in the world is conspiring against you and your vision seems more like a fantasy than a reality. That's why positive leadership is essential! Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great. The research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It's the way to lead if you want to build a great culture, unite your organization in the face of adversity, develop a connected and committed team and achieve excellence and superior results.
Since writing the mega best seller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon has worked and consulted with leaders who have transformed their companies, organizations and schools, won national championships and are currently changing the world. He has also interviewed some of the greatest leaders of our time and researched many positive leaders throughout history and discovered their paths to success. In this pioneering book Jon Gordon shares what he has learned and provides a comprehensive framework on positive leadership filled with proven principles, compelling stories, practical ideas and practices that will help anyone become a positive leader.
There is a power associated with positive leadership and you can start benefiting yourself and your team with it today.
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.
A turnaround tale like few others, Soup will inspire you to work in your own company to unleash the passion that delivers superior results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
An inspiring story with lessons on teamwork--written for kids, but valuable to everyone
Adapted from Jon Gordon's bestseller The Hard Hat, The Hard Hat for Kids is an inspiring story that teaches children how to be a great teammate. An engaging tale that resonates with all children, the 10 Ways to be a Great Teammate and the "We before Me" philosophy, make this book an enjoyable read and an invaluable teaching tool for coaches, teachers, and parents. The Hard Hat for Kids presents practical insights and life-changing lessons that are immediately applicable to everyday situations, giving kids--and adults--a new outlook on cooperation, friendship, and the selfless nature of true teamwork.
Mickey is a spunky talented basketball lover who has always dreamed about playing on her school's team. On the first day of practice, she learns of a special award given to the best teammate--and soon discovers that there is a big difference between being the best player and being the best teammate. What follows is an unforgettable story about selflessness, loyalty, hard work, and compassion, and a clear lesson on putting the team first.
Author Jon Gordon is a renowned storyteller with a knack for making life lessons stick. For this book he has teamed up with Dr. Lauren Gallagher, a school psychologist and mental skills coach who shares her passion for bringing valuable lessons to children in a way that is fun and educational. Fittingly, Dr. Gallagher is also the wife of Jon's college lacrosse teammate at Cornell University where the Hard Hat tradition began. This book continues Jon's unique way of merging everyday wisdom with practical advice to make you better at everything that you do. The Hard Hat for Kids tells a moving story of teamwork and friendship which is sure to be enjoyed by families, sports teams, and classrooms of children everywhere.
Learning to be thankful in a beautiful story
Thank You and Goodnight is a beautifully illustrated book that shares the heart of gratitude. Jon Gordon takes a little boy and girl on a fun-filled journey from one perfect moonlight night to the next. During their adventurous day and night, the children explore the people, places and things that they are thankful for.
The two tots in Thank You and Goodnight learn that being thankful makes ice cream taste better, butterflies look more beautiful, and weekend days seem longer. Thank you is a phrase that will brighten any kid's day and help them get a good night's sleep.
Jon Gordon's bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. He is the author of numerous books on leadership and teamwork and several children's books including The Energy Bus for Kids. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him on his website www.JonGordon.com and on Twitter @JonGordon11.
Donald Wallace, illustrator, animator and designer loves to work in all directions of the visual story: animation and movies, books, games, commercials, music videos, and theme park rides. This is his third collaboration with Jon Gordon. Donald's constant mission: spread light and keep the kid alive in all of us.
Visit Donald's website, www.wallyhood.com.
Discover your Life Word!
In One Word that will Change your Life authors Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page helped readers discover their yearly word to live with more intention, focus and purpose. Now with Life Word they help readers discover a word that will significantly impact their life and legacy.
Life Word reveals a simple, powerful tool to help you identify the word that will inspire you to live your best life while leaving your greatest legacy. In the process you'll discover your why which will help show you the way to live with a renewed sense of power, purpose and passion.
The authors walk you step-by-step through the process of discovering your Life Word and share an action plan with the most successful ways to live and share it. If you're ready to live with more clarity, confidence and courage and leave a lasting legacy, let's get started!
Jon Gordon won the hearts of our people! How? He is real, relational and relevant to the max!
Jon spoke at two of our conferences, and his words educated and inspired our team. Jon's encouraging energy pervaded the room, and the positive response we received showed Jon's lasting impression. His words were motivating and set us up for future success as we continue to grow.
Hendrick BMW/MINI invited Jon Gordon to speak to our Management Team in January to deliver a positive message and motivate our team to kickoff 2011. Our team was blown away by Mr. Gordon and his motivating and positive message. Mr. Gordon was also very entertaining and enthusiastic in his delivery!
What a home run! Jon hit on every emotion by sharing stories we all could relate to. In fact, I was so inspired I personally ordered several of his books.
Jon Gordon was a not to be missed event at our National Conference. Our training team has been incorporating his books and principals for years as best practices to follow, so to meet him in person was a special treat for all. His passion and authenticity created the perfect foundation for our franchisees and team members to go to the next level. We can't wait to have him join us again.
Our Leaders loved Jon's keynote talk at our Leadership Summit. His preparation and commitment to make sure his time with us would be effective, was outstanding. I personally appreciated his willingness to customize his speech and the following Q&A, to our overall learning objectives for the day. His energy, enthusiasm and humor didn't hurt either.
The locker room and training room have been abuzz regarding your talk! You have been referenced by the team and the staff non-stop!!! You have a unique way of being in the room as a speaker not talking "to the room". I am a huge fan! You have made such a difference in so many lives!!
From our first read of The Energy Bus, we were hooked. Jon Gordon has now been an integral part of how our business and leaders have built a culture of positivity and genuine teamwork. Our partnership with Jon has expanded from intimate team building to large-scale speaking engagements that have inspired our executives, managers, teams in the field and even our customers. Even more powerful is how easily his contagious messages will improve your life in and out of the office.
Your presentation was by far one of the highlights of our meeting - the ratings on your talk were off the chartsThank you so much for taking the time to learn about our strategy, the messaging we wanted to convey and wrapping it all up into a fantastic presentation about Grit and Caring for our Team Members and Customers.
Jon Gordon is THE Authority on positive leadership in organizations today. We had Jon join us in collaborating with our physician leaders, department directors, and senior management at the beginning of the year as we developed a direction for our organization that encouraged principles espoused in both "The Energy Bus" and "The Power of Positive Leadership." After Jon's motivating and energetic presentation, our organization took a major step forward
Jon brought the energy, passion and excitement that we needed as we wrapped up our two-day conference. Comments from our store managers after the meeting reflected the positive energy and direction to help all of us "stay on the bus."
Jon Gordon was one of the best speakers we've had in the last 10 years. Our sales force has leveraged his teachings to fine-tune their mental approach and bring out their best.
Jon's book, The Energy Bus, and his talk to our team have been very useful tools in helping us build a positive team and culture where our players overcome negativity and the challenges to perform at their highest potential.
Jon Gordon quickly engaged the group with his "high energy" style and provided everyone in the audience with a powerful and memorable user-friendly framework for taking their own energy management to a new level. We will work with him again.
Jon Gordon's was session was one of the most anticipated presentations at our Conference and judging by the response of the crowd in attendance, he delivered. Energy is truly a topic that people want, need, and flock to.
Your message on energy, vision, and a focused work ethic has my managers back on track. In the competitive environment we find ourselves today, you just have to be better than our competition in all areas. As you said, it starts with Energy.
My compliments for inspiring, engaging, and captivating our top level and achievement-oriented business executives. Your educational, often humorous, and on-target message was applicable not only to them but to their spouses, employees, and children.
Jon's presentation was regarded by many as the best of our conference. "Super," "Inspiring," "Great Ideas," " Phenomenal," "Wonderful uplifting presentation," "His enthusiasm rubs off," and similar comments dominated our attendee evaluations.
Thanks for the great presentation you gave to our staff. I've received excellent feedback from all who attended. Many of the employees have a new level of energy and many commented that they will use your tips to enhance their work & personal lifestyles.
Becoming an Energy Addict teaches us that we can all get so much more out of our lives. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to be more effective, happy and energetic.
If I had to sum it up in one word I'd have to say "Stellar!" I would highly recommend Jon Gordon's presentation, "Become a Chief Energy Officer (CEO)," to anyone in the hospitality and sales industry, and anyone who has direct customer contact.
Jon Gordon is pure energy! He was a big hit at our staff retreat. His session left our team focused, motivated and energized.
The simple yet highly effective techniques you teach are invaluable in positioning yourself ahead of the competition, while getting a lot more enjoyment out of the game . . . and life in general. Thanks again.