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Jon Gordon on Creating High-Performance by Harnessing the Power of Positive Leadership


In this episode we talked with author Jon Gordon and discussed the top 5 most important things that a leader needs to do to create a high-performance culture that doesn’t burn people out.

Jon is the author of 24 books including 12 best sellers. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus, which has sold over 2 million copies, and The Carpenter, which was a top 5 business book of the year.

In this episode we discussed ideas from his 2017 bestseller, The Power of Positive Leadership.

His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and nonprofits.

Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers

Join us as we discuss with Jon how to create a high-performance culture that doesn’t burn people out. Learn Jon’s insights on how positive leadership can create a positive mindset throughout an entire organization. Hear Jon share stories of how leaders of major organizations used the power of positivity to create dynamic change both within the culture of their organizations as well as their financial gains.

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Here is a link to Jon’s book:
The Power of Positive Leadership

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Jon’s Linkedin Profile

Jon’s Top 5

1. Positive leaders drive positive cultureses appreciation for a job well-done.

“Consistency creates culture. The more consistent you are with your words, your actions, with what you think, you highlight what you want and what the culture is all about.” – Jon Gordon

2. Positive leaders create and share a positive vision

“We all need a vision and we all need a purpose. We all need a telescope and a microscope. The telescope is our vision, it shows us where we are going and it acts as our why. People don’t get burnt out because of what they are doing, they get burnt out because they forget why they are doing it.” – Jon Gordon

3. Positive leaders lead with positivity, optimism, and belief.

“Pessimists don’t change the world, nay-sayers say you can’t do it, complainers complain about problem about they don’t solve them, critics write words but they don’t write the future. Throughout history it is the positive leaders, the believers, the dreamers, the doers that change the world for good.” – Jon Gordon

4. Positive leaders confront, transform, and remove negativity

“You’ve got to create the framework, the rules of engagement, the standards of behavior that address how everyone will handle difficult conversations and negativity. When you do that, you make it so that negativity doesn’t sabotage your organization.” – Jon Gordon

5. Positive leaders build great relationships and teams

“It’s all about communication, connection, commitment, and caring. You have to communicate and make sure to fill the voids, because where there are voids in communication, negativity will fill it. It’s not just about communicating, it’s about communicating to connect. We have demonstrate commitment, and commit to serving and sacrificing and putting the team first. If you show you are committed, you will have a committed team. You have to care about others, you have to care about your team. A leader who shows they care, builds a team who cares.” – Jon Gordon

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