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

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

Jon Gordon

ISBN: 978-1-119-43059-9

Jun 2018

176 pages

$11.99

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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 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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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

L.O.S.S.

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

Meraki

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