The Hard Hat

21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate
Narrated by: Jon Gordon
Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Great teammates don't just impact you today; they impact you for the rest of your life.

From the moment Jon Gordon heard about George Boiardi and the hard hat, he was intrigued and captivated. Over the years he visited George's coaches, attended several "21 Dinners" held in his honor, met his family, talked to his teammates, and observed how he inspired all who knew him.

The Hard Hat is an unforgettable true story about a selfless, loyal, joyful, hardworking, competitive, and compassionate leader and teammate as well as the impact he had on his team and the lessons we can learn from him.

The book features:

  • A true story about George Boiardi, his team, and their legacy.
  • Twenty-one lessons to be a great teammate.
  • Insights from George's teammates and coaches that bring the lessons to life.
  • Twenty-one exercises to help you build a great team.

Infused with practical insights and life-changing lessons, The Hard Hat will inspire you to be the best teammate you can be and to build a great team.

©2015 Jon Gordon (P)2015 Gildan Media LLC
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Awesome

This was a superb story of a triumphant spirit that continues to help lead us all in winning the game of life. Thank you.

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Amazing story. Amazing man.

This is a story of a hero. This young man made such an incredible impact on each life he touched. Thanks to this book, his legacy will live on and continue to change lives.

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loved the book, lessons and exercises. wished everyone was required to hear or read Jon Gordon's books. our world would be so much more happy and full of people with positive spirits.

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horrible book.

the main character in this book is made out to be the Messiah. I did not learn anything new.

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inspired to change my life

i listened to this book in one night after it was recommended by my coach after practice it has inspired me to change my life, as far as being a positive, caring person. this is one of those book where you listen to over and over to become better and it never gets old. i will listen to this again. 10/10 would recommend.

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Cornell, George, George, George

A lacrosse team obsessed over a dead teammates work ethic make 21 rules that embodied how he lived. Overall the book was unrelatable to me, but I find it hard to be too critical of a book about a team who love a fallen teammate and wrote a book in his honor.

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awesome book...Jon gordon does it again.

loved this book. plan on using it with our team at work and reviewing it to build a stronger bond

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Amazing

This may be the most inspirational book I have ever read and let me tell you that's out of too many books to count. I'll be reading this over and over again. Great read.

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Inspirational...number 6 of his books

Puts things into perspective and should help any team re focus their energy. Must read for teams who need help.

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consummate team player

To be a consummate team player takes a commitment and practice. George's story gives you an excellent foundation and specific guidelines to be such an individual. You'll be better for it!