Author: Jon Gordon
Release Date: June 11, 2018
Edition: Kindle Edition (176 pages)
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 become 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 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, built 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.
Every year, my field hockey team reads a book by Jon Gordon to help bring us together as a team. Gordon teaches great lessons for being a team player in all of his novels, and this one was no exception.
The whole time I was reading, I highlighted so many things. I kept quotes down and kept notes on what I could change and focus on in my gameplay and team mentality. I’ve come to realize that it all comes from within, and only then can you spread positivity to the rest of the team.
I think the great thing about this book is that it could be applied to any type of team, not only sports. It could be used in business and friendships too. There are so many important life lessons in this book that I think everyone should give it a chance if they are given it. It is a pretty breezy book too; it’s not that hard to get through. It left me wanting to be the best that I can be.