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The Power of Positive Leadership

How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World
Narrated by: Jon Gordon
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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.

©2017 Jon Gordon (P)2017 Gildan Media LLC

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  • Will
  • 21-08-17

Always positive

I met Jon on a flight to Mississippi of all places and got the chance to hear him speak to the athletes at Mississippi State University. this book dives deeper into his public speaking topics and give a clear picture of what it takes to be a effective leader.

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  • Pablo
  • 05-07-17

The message is good

The message is good with many good points. However, the reader is hard to keep up with and seems in a hurry where inflection and pause would allow the message to better resonate. This is probably more enjoyable in hardcover print.

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  • Jason R.
  • 23-09-19

If you enjoy listening to a narcissist buy this book

Doing my best to give this book the benefit of the doubt I took a break at the end of chapter 6. I am less than 5 minutes into chapter 7 and I’ve had enough of listening to this guy repeat over and over all the sports teams he’s hung out with, their success, the business success of executives, the words can’t, won’t, don’t and the CONSTANT I AND ME! There is no constructive or meaningful content in this book. Save yourself time, money and your audible credit and buy a coloring book. You have a lot more positive to gain from coloring in the lines instead of listening to this garble.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-06-18

The message I needed to hear.

Phenomenal book, I work with a team of 50 people at hospital that's going through a turnaround there's a lot of work to do, but hearing a message like this book delivers helps keep you encouraged to do the work.

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  • Jennifer Courtney
  • 31-05-18

Another Awesome Book!

Jon Gordon’s voice is like taking a Positive Vitamin. If I could package and sell how Jon inspires me in vitamin form, I’d be a millionaire.

He reminds me that my attitude and my perspective are completely dependent upon me.

Jon will give you tons of twitter and word swag fodder in this book with example after example of how to think, speak, and act.

A must read for anyone who wants to grow whether you consider yourself positive or not already.

Jennifer Courtney
Sr. Director for the Pampered Chef

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  • Kristin Nicole terrill
  • 29-05-18

Thank you

I have so far read The energy bus, The carpenter, The win in the locker room, and now have completed The power of positive leadership. ypu have truely inspired me Jon Gordon. without your why and purposed to inspite one peraon at a time and to write . I would have never been able to feel the way I do now!!! Passion in all aspects in my life. My family, My church, and my Team

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  • DELW
  • 13-04-18

Really good

I really enjoyed the book. It felt like a good mix of Dale Carnegie and Zenger/Folkman. Get results, but be positive about it.

I only gave it four stars because of the many references to the power bus. We get it, you wrote another book.

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  • Adam
  • 20-05-20

Great tips and practice wisdom

I really enjoyed this book. If you enjoy Jon’s other books this one is right on par. It’s a great recap of his other books with the best taken out of each of his books. I really enjoyed the second half of the book which gets into a how to with leadership.

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  • Katelyn
  • 26-02-20

Fantastic

While discussing with my book club it seemed like there were stories missing that were in the physical book, but not in the audio book. Still a great book and an interesting perspective

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-02-20

Great knowledge

Great knowledge! All leaders should read this book it will revolutionize their leadership skill set!