19 results for author: Jon Gordon


20 Ways to Get Mentally Tough

1. When you face a setback, think of it as a defining moment that will lead to a future accomplishment. 2. When you encounter adversity, remember, the best don’t just face adversity; they embrace it, knowing it’s not a dead end but a detour to someth...
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How to Stay Positive… When the Boss Isn’t

I speak to a lot of organizations on the importance of positive leadership and the benefits of building a positive culture that fuels performance. Yet, the most common question I receive after my talk is: "Jon, this makes so much sense but my boss isn't that ...
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Create a Culture of Greatness

To build a winning a team and a successful organization you must create a culture of greatness. It’s the most important thing a leader can do because culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits and habits create the future. As the leaders at Apple ...
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3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

In a world filled with busyness and stress I find that too often leaders can act like hard-charging, fast-driving bus drivers that have a vision and goal within their sights and they’ll run over anyone – even their own employees – to reach their ...
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The Power of Positive Interactions

John Gottman's pioneering research found that marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a five to one ratio of positive to negative interactions whereas when the ratio approaches one to one, marriages are more likely to end in ...
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5 Ways to Motivate Your Team

1. Lead with Optimism – Negativity and fear are likely knocking your people off balance and it’s time to regroup, refocus, and unite to create a winning mindset, culture and positive team environment. Now, more than ever, is a time for positive leadersh...
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11 Thoughts About Teamwork

1. Teams rise and fall on culture, leadership, relationships, attitude and effort. Great teams have a great culture driven by great leadership. Relationships are meaningful and teammates are connected. The collective attitude is very positive and everyone ...
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Are You a Shark or a Goldfish?

If you are facing a challenge and anxious about your situation, I know how you feel. I lost my job in 2001 during the dot.com bust. The company was losing money faster than we could raise it and eventually the company sank faster than the Titanic. I ...
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Turning a Negative into a Positive

If you read The No Complaining Rule you know it’s a fable about a woman named Hope who has a lot to complain about in her life. Her company is struggling, she’s having problems at home and she has to go to the hospital to get some tests done. It is at ...
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9 Ways to Show You Care

Caring is one of the greatest success strategies of all. When you care people are drawn to you and want to work with you. When you care you stand out in world where many don’t seem to care. But caring must be more than just a feeling to have an impact. It ...
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Ways to Build Trust

In my book Soup I discussed how trust is one of the essential ingredients to build a great relationship, winning team and culture of greatness. Without trust you can’t have engaged relationships and without engaged relationships you won’t be a success...
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The No Complaining Rule

One simple rule is having a big impact. I didn’t invent the rule. I discovered it — at a small, fast growing, highly successful company that implements simple practices with extraordinary results. One day I was having lunch with Dwight Cooper, a tall, ...
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