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Publisher's Summary

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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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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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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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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Fantastic content and quick listen

Concise audiobook packed with excellent stories from business people to heralded athletes and sports coaches. Terrific leadership book for coaches, team leaders, biz owners and CEOs!

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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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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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Great for Businesses

This is a great hooking book! I will definitely apply towards my business. It has such an engaging story line and it's a quick read.

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I wasted my time and money on this book

Would you try another book from Jon Gordon and/or Jon Gordon?

No.

What was most disappointing about Jon Gordon’s story?

He says the same thing again and again. I have read many books about leadership and this one is the most and only boring one I have encountered so far. Th author keeps repeating "positive leadership" over and over and over and over again. I just can't stand this book's content and the way the author narrates it without any feeling and passion.

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

No way!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I am feeling angry and disappointed because I got a book that is not helpful to me. I even did not finish half of it. I really cannot see why there are so many 5-start comments for this book.

Any additional comments?

I wish I could exchange this book for another.

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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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The Power of Positive Leadership

Very motivational and great examples of how positive leadership can make a difference in the workplace and at home.