The Energy Bus

The Energy Bus : 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

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The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on
The Energy Bus you ll enjoy the ride of your life!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 147.32 x 218.44 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0470100281
  • 9780470100288
  • 14,575

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It's Monday morning and George walks out of the front door to his car and a flat tire. But this is the least of his problems. His home life is in shambles and his team at work is in disarray. With a big new product launch coming in two weeks for the NRG-2000, he has to find a way to get it together or risk losing his marriage and job. Forced to take the bus to work, George meets a unique kind of bus driver and an interesting cast of characters who, over the course of two weeks, share the ten rules for the ride of his life. In the process, they help him turn around his work and life, saving his job and marriage from destruction.

The Energy Bus, an international bestseller, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals ten secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment--at work and at home.

Everyone faces challenges. And every person, organization, company, and team has to overcome negativity and adversity to define themselves and create their success. No one goes through life untested and the answer to these tests is positive energy--the kind of positive energy that consists of the vision, trust, optimism, enthusiasm, purpose, and spirit that defines great leaders and their dreams.

Drawing upon his experience and work with thousands of leaders, sales professionals, teams, nonprofit organizations, schools, and athletes, Gordon infuses this engaging story with keen insights, actionable strategies, and a big dose of positive infectious energy.

For managers and team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive achievement, The Energy Bus provides a powerful plan for overcoming common life and work obstacles and bringing out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus, you'll enjoy the ride of your life.

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"Jon's book The Energy Bus and his talk to our team have been very useful tools in helping us build a positive team and culture where our players overcome negativity and challenges to perform at their highest potential."--Mike Smith, Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons

"Given the challenges and adversity we face in business and life today, Jon Gordon provides a clear road map to navigate the negativity and pitfalls that too often sabotage individual and team success as he shines a light on the truths that define great leaders, great teams, and great energy. I especially loved the part about leading with purpose. I consider this a valuable book for anyone looking to bring out the best in themselves and their team."--Tom Gegax, founder of Tires Plus

"Purpose, vision, enthusiasm, and spirit are all critical elements for individual and team success. The Energy Bus does a masterful job of weaving together these principles to create a dynamic and entertaining read that will infuse you and your team with positive energy. Get on the bus and enjoy the ride."--Pat Williams, Senior Vice President of the NBA's Orlando Magic

"The world would be a much better place if we all focused on being positive. Gordon is 'the Pastor of Positive Energy' and I'm one of his believers."--Danny Gans, Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year

"Gordon so inspired our sales professionals with his positive energy that they were asking for more. Now, here is his philosophy in a book we can read and quote--and we will!"--Linda H. Sherrer, President and CEO of Prudential Network Realty
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Table of contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix

Author's Note xiii

Introduction xvii

1 Flat Tire 1

2 Good News and Bad News 9

3 The Long Walk Home 11

4 George Wakes Up 15

5 No Joy on the Bus 17

6 The Rules 19

7 You're the Driver 25

8 It's All About Energy 33

9 George Shares His Vision 37

10 Focus 41

11 The Power of Positive Energy 45

12 George Takes a Walk 51

13 One Great Golf Shot Theory 53

14 Bus Tickets 55

15 A Very Long Weekend 61

16 Who's on the Bus 63

17 The Enemy Is Negativity 67

18 No Energy Vampires on the Bus 73

19 The Ultimate Rule of Positive Energy 77

20 George Takes Control of His Bus 81

21 George Has a Dream 89

22 Better Today than Yesterday 91

23 Feeling Good 95

24 Lead with Heart 99

25 Chief Energy Officer 103

26 Love Your Passengers 113

27 Love Rules 121

28 Fear and Trust 125

29 The Next Day 129

30 The Team Gets Inspired 135

31 Game Day 139

32 The Presentation 147

33 Joy 151

34 It's More Fun on the Bus 155

The Energy Bus Action Plan 159

Bus Tickets 165

Share the Energy! Get Your Team on the Bus!! 166
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there is some great stuff in this book good ideas, pithy quotes and punchy one-liners. (
Edge, May 2007)
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About Jon Gordon

JON GORDON's bestselling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous NFL, NBA, and college coaches and teams, Fortune 500 companies, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at Follow him on Twitter @JonGordon11.
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