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The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work | [Jon Gordon]

The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

In the spirit of his international best seller, The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon once again shares an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life - the negativity that costs organizations billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity, and health of individuals and teams.
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Publisher's Summary

A Story About Positive Ways to Turn Complaints Into Solutions, Innovations, and Success

Every complaint represents an opportunity to turn something negative into a positive!

It's Tuesday morning and Hope walks into her office with puffy eyes, a swollen head, and a broken heart. But unfortunately, her company - EZ Tech - is in worse shape than she is.

The fact that their computer batteries are catching on fire is the least of their problems. Employees have been posting negative comments about management on blogs for the world to see, the media is attacking the credibility of the company, morale is at an all-time low, negativity is at an all-time high, and the stock price is sinking faster than the Titanic. As VP of human resources, Hope is charged with finding a solution to overcome the biggest challenge in her company's history.

In the process of battling her own adversity, she discovers the no complaining rule and other positive ways to save her company and herself from ruin.

In the spirit of his international best seller, The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon once again shares an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life - the negativity that costs organizations billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity, and health of individuals and teams.

For managers, team leaders, or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive solutions, The No Complaining Rule shares powerful principles and an actionable plan to win the battle against individual and organizational negativity. When you implement the no complaining rule, you'll spend less time and energy on problems and more time focused on solutions.

©2008 Jon Gordon; (P)2008 Gildan Media Corp

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    morton Rego Park, NY, United States 12-17-08
    morton Rego Park, NY, United States 12-17-08
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    "A Great Message!"

    Gordon offers an inspiring message and all the tools necessary to turn a negative corporate culture into a solution oriented environment. It applies as well to our family, and even our sports teams. Negative thoughts lead to negative actions, and in today's economy, we all need to find the positive.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Waddle Glendale, CA United States 03-18-13
    Barbara Waddle Glendale, CA United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2012

    Tell us about yourself! Avid listener. Live close to the sea in California.

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    "Skip This Book and Complain"
    What disappointed you about The No Complaining Rule?

    This book is told as a poorly written story and the narrator is overacting. The content offers nothing you can use in your business that you don't already know. It reminded me of Nancy Raegan's "Just say No" to drugs and that would solve the problem.


    Has The No Complaining Rule turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No. I will steer clear of this author however.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator has an accent and the main character is a woman and a woman should narrate this story. The dialogue is poorly written so the narrator doesn't have much to work with.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The No Complaining Rule?

    The first half of the book. The only useful point is one that is stated in the last 10th of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I regret buying this book and feel that I should have known it was a lemon from listening to the preview.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    asKaren United States 03-31-13
    asKaren United States 03-31-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Great Way To Start On The Journey of Positivity"
    Would you listen to The No Complaining Rule again? Why?

    Simple to listen to. Interesting story to bring home the concepts. A great beginning to living a totally positive life. Makes the ability to start less daunting. Great ideas and examples. Nicely read and not over done. No fluff which turns me off so often. I would recommend it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The No Complaining Rule?

    How things turned from so negative to so positive with a few easy adjustment and how simple the concepts are.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When her children were happy she was changing her attitude and joined in to participate.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and it was the perfect book for a "One Sitting" read. No Fluff.


    Any additional comments?

    I want more self help books that are as enjoyable to read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Colleen Barry Boston, MA United States 08-18-13
    Colleen Barry Boston, MA United States 08-18-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Cute story about turning your life around"
    Would you listen to The No Complaining Rule again? Why?

    This book brings home what it means to be positive and to create success through positive thinking. Solution-focused people (instead of problem-focused) tend to succeed more often. They are also a lot nicer to be around.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The No Complaining Rule?

    Watching the turn around in her relationships. I also liked how her desire to learn gave her energy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    qhumberd 02-16-13
    qhumberd 02-16-13
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    "Business savvy for 6th graders"
    What disappointed you about The No Complaining Rule?

    The overall use of story to teach business management was just not believable


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jon Gordon again?

    This author is sort of a one idea writer that spins that one idea with countless truisms


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jon Gordon’s performances?

    No


    What character would you cut from The No Complaining Rule?

    Hope was beyond hope and had a totally unbelievable experience


    Any additional comments?

    Good concept delivered in a way that way about as sophisticated as a middle school author would produce

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tracye Smyrna, TN, United States 07-23-10
    Tracye Smyrna, TN, United States 07-23-10
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    "Simple, basic, easy to follow"

    Great concepts. Simple story. Happy ending.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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