The Carpenter

A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All

The Carpenter

Bestselling author Jon Gordon returns with his most inspiring book yet—filled with powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies of all. Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a Carpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams. As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure. Along the way he learns that there's no such thing as an overnight success but there are timeless principles to help you stand out, excel, and make an impact on people and the world. Drawing upon his work with countless leaders, sales people, professional and college sports teams, non-profit organizations and schools, Jon Gordon shares an entertaining and enlightening story that will inspire you to build a better life, career, and team with the greatest success strategies of all. If you are ready to create your masterpiece, read The Carpenter and begin the building process today.

The Winemaker

A Fable about True Success

The Winemaker

A young entrepreneur who has lost his company and fortune gives up hope and jumps off The Golden Gate Bridge. Fortunately, in this business fable of true success, instead of losing his life he is saved by a homeless man who carries him to a nearby park. There the homeless man explains that a dream told him to go to the bridge to save the man who jumped off, then take the man to see the Winemaker. The pair embarks upon a challenging but life-changing journey through the wine country of California. First, they search for the special Winemaker who has a reputation for consistently making the best wine in the region, regardless of weather or the crop of grapes. Upon meeting the Winemaker, the young entrepreneur is taught the wine making technique, and ultimately the secret to true, consistent success.

The Power of a Positive You

Proven Principles and Practices to Be a Better You

The Power of a Positive You

We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard. In life, 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 being a positive YOU is essential! Jon Gordon shares the proven principles and practices that a person can build to be the best you. He provides practical tools to help you overcome negativity and enhance your communication, connections, and commitment to yourself. Jon doesn’t just research the keys to be a better you; he has personally worked with countless individuals and has a keen understanding of how to build a better self. Jon not only infuses this book with the latest research, compelling stories, and strategies to maintain optimism through adversity… he also shares his best practices to transform negativity and practical ways to have difficult conversations—all designed to make a more positive, stronger and better you.

The Uniform of Leadership

Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life

The Uniform of Leadership

Timeless leadership lessons honed by nearly two decades behind the scenes at ESPN Jason Romano learned incredible lessons during his seventeen years as a producer at ESPN--and these fundamentals for success on the field or court work just as well in other spheres of leadership, especially when you add God's direction to the playbook. This collection of compelling, inspiring, and often funny stories challenges readers to ask themselves the hard questions. It draws them into introspection and then directs them into action so they can cultivate habits of service and excellence in themselves and in those around them. From Tony Dungy to Darryl Strawberry, Will Ferrell to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, readers will discover how to replicate the principles practiced by some of the most influential leaders in sports and entertainment. And in the end, they'll be able to construct thriving cultures where the people they lead can bloom where they're planted and serve one another. For readers who want to lead meaningful lives--rooted in servant leadership, character, and integrity--and be entertained and inspired by personal, behind-the-scenes stories about athletes, coaches, and stars who spent the day with the author at ESPN, The Uniform of Leadership is a perfect guidebook.

Calling Up

Discovering Your Journey to Transformational Leadership

Calling Up

Calling Up is a guide for coaches of all sports at all levels that presents a step-by-step process to building a transformational culture, starting with changing coaching behaviors, attitudes, and language. Modern-day coaches face the same challenges every day: entitled youth, overinvolved parents, and the community and administration’s expectation for wins. Coaching does not just take a great deal of time; it takes an emotional and physical toll, and coaches need to know they are not the only ones facing these struggles. After over 11 years of coaching, and his own coaching philosophy transformation, J.P. Nerbun felt called to share the hard lessons that could not be found in a book when he started coaching. Calling Up provides an easily accessible and inspiring story as J.P. details the transformative experience of a high school basketball coach named Daniel and his year-long struggle to keep his job while working to become the coach he always wanted to be. Apart from the entertaining and relatable story, which connects with coaches on a personal level, Calling Up provides coaches with principles based on scientific research and personal experience that explore how people learn, what motivates them, and the human condition. These principles are shared by some of the most highly qualified and successful coaches in sports and J.P. also provides specific tools and explains how those tools are applied within the context of a team. At the end of the day, Calling Up shows coaches not just how to build great athletes, but how to build great people.

Intelligence, Sustainability, and Strategic Issues in Management

Current Topics in Management

Intelligence, Sustainability, and Strategic Issues in Management

Social intelligence is defined as the ability to be aware of relevant social situational contexts; to deal with the contexts or challenges effectively; to understand others' concerns, feelings, and emotional states; and to interact appropriately in social situations and build and maintain positive relationships with others. Intelligence, Sustainability, and Strategic Issues in Management analytically discusses this concept within administrative and entrepreneurial managerial business environments.The volume opens with a study of academic department chairs' social intelligence and faculty members' satisfaction with annual evaluation of teaching and research at a US university. The seven other articles cover a range of topics, including a neurocognitive model of entrepreneurial opportunity, ownership dilution, sustainability in inventory management, the role of status in imitative behaviour, the negative impacts of embeddedness, product quality failures in international sourcing, and employers' use of social media in employment decisions.In addition to the articles, the volume also features a case study, "From Social Entrepreneur to Social Enterprise," a research note, "Reducing Job Burnout through Effective Conflict Management Strategy," five book reviews, and a list of books received.

Become an Energy Addict

Simple, Powerful Ways to Energize Your Life

Become an Energy Addict

Provides strategies to help increase mental, physical, and spiritual energy in one' life.

Relationship Grit

A True Story with Lessons to Stay Together, Grow Together, and Thrive Together

Relationship Grit


The Rowers' Code

A Business Parable how to Pull Together as a Team-and Win!

The Rowers' Code

Presents a perspective on organizational team-building through one company's experience and presents a set of truths about teamwork and communication applicable to every workplace.