Dr. Thomas Gordon - A Credo for Relationships

Building Personal Strength

The first book I ever read about people skills was Dr. Thomas Gordon's 1970 book P.E.T. Dr. Gordon passed away in 2002. Disclaimer - I have no affiliate connection with Dr. Gordon's organization or the publisher and receive no compensation for endorsing his books.)

Bing Gordon (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) in “The Corner Office”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Bing Gordon, a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Bing Gordon Corner Office column Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers SundayBusiness section The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed The New York Times Times Books

20 Habits Of Highly Unsuccessful And Ineffective Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

Guest Posts Gordon Tredgold habits infographicBeing a leader is not an easy task. You need to guide those that follow you to achieve a common goal. It has been said that a motivated worker is a productive worker thus a leader must also be a good role model.

Were the Founding Fathers Great Leaders?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Gordon Leidner: Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers have made a splash in the news recently, thanks to Broadway’s sensational production “Hamilton.” founding fathers Gordon Leidner great leaders Hamilton presidents

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You Must Serve to be Great

Modern Servant Leader

Jon Gordon If you want to be a great leader, you must serve. Jon Gordon got it right when he said this at the World LEADERS Conference. Servant Leadership Greatness Jon Gordon Martin Luther King Jr. You don’t have to be great to serve, but you must serve to be great.

The Power Of Positive Leadership

Eric Jacobson

Critics write words but they don't write the future," says author Jon Gordon. You'll learn how and why positive leaders transform teams and organizations in Gordon's new book, The Power of Positive Leadership. says Gordon. "Pessimists don't change the world.

Leaders in the News: A reality TV show, a comedy of errors, or a Greek tragedy?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership In one hour this morning’s news was filled with the following headlines with fallen leaders topping the storylines: “A middle school principal arrested for domestic violence …” “NASCAR star Jeff Gordon loses his temper in a race and gets into a fight on the track” “John McAfee (of anti-virus fame) wanted for the murder of [.].

What is a Vision or Mission Statement?

Coaching Tip

In " Vision: Your Pathway to Victory," author Gordon D'Angelo defines "vision" as the process that brings imagination to creation. Books Business Coaching Career Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Success gordon d'angelo identity elements john agno know thyself life signature mission statement peter drucker vision statement" Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg. Remember when you believed that you could change the world? Where are those dreams and aspirations of youth?

Four Ways to Become a One Word Organization

Leadership Freak

It’s a fascinating practice that I learned from Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page. I’ve been practicing, “One Word,” for three years. “Ask,” is my word for 2016. One word for organizations:… Continue reading → Optimism Solutions Success Vision Culture Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Four Ways to Deal with Negativity in a Positive Way

Leadership Freak

I recently reconnected with my friend Jon Gordon (Mr. I’m a no nonsense farm boy originally from a dairy farm in Central Maine. We’re not impressed with positivity. Positive Leadership). I’ve been skeptical… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Optimism Leadership Development organizational success

Legacy: Define Power – Determine Purpose – Discover Passion

Leadership Freak

Jon Gordon, co-author of, “Life Word,” with Dan Britton and Jimmy Page.… “We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.” … Continue reading → Leading Passion Power Saying No Growth Leadership Development

Deming Podcast with Gordon McGilton

Deming Institute

Gordon McGilton, director of a private equity fund with investment in multiple industries, discusses applying Deming’s management ideas at the companies they invest in. Gordon will be presenting the 4 Day Deming seminar with Heero Hacquebord 27 to 30 April in Columbus, Ohio. Gordon McGilton went to a 4 day seminar but didn’t find anything worthwhile. However, when they sought to understand the insights Gordon had made he was unable to provide adequate replies.

Introducing The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

Lead Change Blog

In the first week alone, Kevin’s team is releasing four powerful episodes with these best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and award-winning speakers: Jim Kouzes , Jon Gordon , Dave Kerpen , and Tim Sanders ! Resources Dave Kerpen Jim Kouzes Jon Gordon Kevin Eikenberry Podcasts Tim Sanders

9 Things Positive Leaders Do

Leading Blog

J ON GORDON is a prolific writer. Gordon explains nine things positive leaders do. I’ve had many leaders tell me,” writes Gordon, “that when they focus less on rules and invest more in their relationships they experience a dramatic increase in performance, morale, and engagement.”

What Don Draper and Gordon Gekko Have to Teach Us

Next Level Blog

This past weekend, Gordon Gekko was back in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. All of that seems to work for Gordon Gekko as well – especially the part about blow people away anytime you say anything.

The Problem of Absent Voices

First Friday Book Synopsis

Sybil Gordon: [about running] Do you love running? Sybil Gordon: Against what? Sybil Gordon: [laughs incredulously] You’re not serious! Harold M. Abrahams: I’m more of an addict. It’s a compulsion, a weapon. Harold M. Abrahams: Being Jewish I suppose. Harold M. Abrahams: You’re not Jewish, or you wouldn’t ask. from Chariots of Fire, taken directly

Onward: A book review by Bob Morris

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Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon Rodale (2011) “Starbucks’ touchstones, the source of our pride” Howard Schultz In January 2008, chairman Howard Schultz resumed his roles as President and CEO of Starbucks eight years after he relinquished them, replacing Jim Donald, who took the posts [.].

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What Does Warren Buffett Know That Steve Jobs Didn’t?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Gordon Crovitz Omaha World-Herald Steve Jobs Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal.com Warren Buffett Washington PostI thought it was interesting when Warren Buffett made a major turnaround and chose to invest in a traditional newspaper. On November 30, Berkshire Hathaway, where Buffett is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, purchased the Omaha World-Herald Company, publisher of six daily papers in Nebraska and Iowa. Such a deal is counter to the flow of [.].

Which Stage of Competence Are You?

Nathan Magnuson

Back in the 1970s, Gordon Training […]. Everybody wants competence. We want it for ourselves. We expect it from others in our organizations. We demand it from the people and organizations we purchase from. But do we figure out if we’ve got it? How well do we develop it in others?

The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work by Jon Gordon. Books Learning happiness Jon Gordon morale purposeJosh is lethargic and can’t seem to muster much energy for his work anymore. This is so obvious that his boss offers him a two week paid leave of absence to determine if he wants to be [.].

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Online training: Gordon Ramsay teaches cooking

Onward. How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul. By Howard Schultz, with Joanne Gordon, 2011

Michael VanBruaene

For about 6 years I’ve regularly visited Seattle and have tried many of its coffee shops, including Starbucks stores. Earlier this year it was recommended that I visit Starbucks’ Reserve Roastery which had recently opened. It’s a temple to coffee, like a high end winery tasting room. . I was reluctant to go because it seemed to be just way too excessive for a coffee place. But I went early one morning, and I enjoyed it – the quality of the coffee and the overall experience.

Two Simple Virtues

Tony Mayo

–Adam Lindsay Gordon See also on this blog, Be Kind. Life is mainly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Kindness in another’s trouble. Courage in your own. Share it! Leadership Development Quotes and Aphorisms Leadership

When No One's Hiring, Get the Job You Want

Coaching Tip

Gordon S. Books Career Current Affairs Personal Coaching Work life crummy economy executive onboarding ford myers get the job you want gordon curtis job market therese marie well connected you can land a jobThe job market is bad, really bad,” admits Ford R. Myers , President of Career Potential, LLC and author of GET THE JOB YOU WANT, EVEN WHEN NO ONE’S HIRING (Wiley; $19.95; June 2009). But this has happened before, and it will happen again.

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2017

Leading Blog

The Power of Positive Leadership : How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World by Jon Gordon. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April. Good People : The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters by Anthony Tjan. Hacking Growth : How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown.

Need, Speed, and Greed: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World’s Most Wicked Problems Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran Harper Business/An Imprint of HarperCollins (2012) A brilliant examination of “the new paradigm for sustainable economic development in the twenty-first century” How innovation happens is rapidly changing. The [.].

What Kind of Misfit Are You?

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Umair Haque for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Here’s a confession that may surprise no one who regularly reads [.].

Does bullying in the workplace reveal deeper issues?

Chartered Management Institute

The news has been abuzz this week with stories of alleged bullying at No 10, with talk of Gordon Brown manhandling staff and generally being somewhat brutish towards them. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Leadership Secrets of Hamilton

Coaching Tip

In the "The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton", author Gordon Leidner's little book is packed with tons of applicable wisdom of Hamilton's vision of respecting your people and getting them to aim for more. Source: Gordon Leidner: The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton: 7 Steps to Revolutionary Leadership from Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. . Elizabeth Cobbs: The Hamilton Affair: . On April 30, 1789, George Washington took office as the nation's first president.

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Gordon Lightfoot: " Old Dan's Records." Crank it up

Little Bets: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Bill George Bing Gordon Chet Pipkin Chris Rock Constant experimentation (“learn by doing”) is fundamental to this approach constant iteration (reiteration?)

10 Leaders You Need To Follow Today

Joseph Lalonde

Jon Gordon. Great leaders are also great followers. They seek mentors who will spur them along in their leadership. These follower leaders also know they need to continue to learn and grow. That’s why the follow other leaders. Image by Brittany Laeger.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Growth and Change

Let's Grow Leaders

Visme.com contributed the following leadership infographic by Gordon Tredgold of GordonTredgold.com which provides a compilation of 20 Habits of unsuccessful leaders. Follow Gordon. Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival.

Gordon Ramsay’s Secret Ingredient to Sustained Success - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBX

Harvard Business Review

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay shares his advice for achieving and maintaining success. When Gordon Ramsay opened his first restaurant in London, his goal was to win three Michelin stars. He was successful in doing so, but he soon realized that winning them was the easy part. How do you maintain success once you have achieved it? For Ramsay, he needed to develop the team that would run the kitchen when he wasn’t there.

Leadership Is Not An End In Itself

Next Level Blog

The subject this time was Bing Gordon, a partner with the Silicon. As is often the case, The New York Times’ Corner Office feature offered an interesting interview with a business leader last week. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Leadership Personal Presence

Book Review: NLP for Project Managers

Chartered Management Institute

Review by Gordon Harris FCMI. The book also benefits from an Appendix “A Virtual Week in the Life of an Effective Project Manager” which draws wisdom from the body of the book by relating an amusing narrative - a fictitious but illuminating “walk of the talk”. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2015

Leading Blog

The Hard Hat : 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate by Jon Gordon. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May. Connection Culture : The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work by Michael Lee Stallard with Jason Pankau and Katharine P Stallard. People Over Profit : Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful by Dale Partridge.

4 Ways Positive Thinking Changes You

Joseph Lalonde

O n a recent run, I listened to a fascinating book by Jon Gordon. Gordon shared the story a young dog who had been unadoptable at the pound. That book was The Positive Dog. And he thought that he was going to be there the rest of his life.

Road Music


Gordon Lightfoot : " Don Quixote." Steppenwolf : " Born to Be Wild." Lyle Lovett : " In My Own Mind

How to Create a Culture of Greatness


This post is a guest post by Jon Gordon. LeaderLab culture gordonTo build a winning a team and a successful organization you must create a culture of greatness. It’s the most important thing a leader can do because culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits and habits create the future. As the leaders at Apple say, “Culture beats strategy all day long.”.