Negativity in the workplace costs businesses billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. "In The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, Jon Gordon, a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, shares an enlightening story that demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude." Based on one company's successful No Complaining Rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone interested in generating positive energy.
NEWS & OPINION: Slogging Through Business Books
Posted December 2, 2008, 5:27 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
Joe Wikert of O'Reilly Media says he is giving up on business books. He gives the standard complaint of recently reading a business book and determining about halfway through it that the book was terrible. He thinks the answer is online in blogs and articles.
STAFF PICKS: 5 ways to deal with negativity and foster positivity at work
Posted July 31, 2008, 1:00 PM with category of Personal Development & Human Behavior
Thanks to Jon Gordon, author of The No Complaining Rule and The Energy Bus, for contributing this article on positivity.
Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity
With the mortgage meltdown, floods in the Midwest, $4 a gallon for gas, food prices, the economy, famine, war in Iraq, etc. , many would agree that there is a lot of negativity in the world and certainly a lot to complain about.
NEWS & OPINION: The No Complaining Rule
Posted July 9, 2008, 3:54 PM with category of Personal Development & Human Behavior
When I first saw the title "The No Complaining Rule" I had flashbacks to family road trips to "up north" Wisconsin, full of truly Ollie Hopnoodle-esque moments. But the title refers to a new business book about positivity: The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work by Jon Gordon, who also wrote The Energy Bus.
The No Complaining Rule is constructed like a parable, with anecdotes that build to a point at which the fictional workplace develops "an actionable plan to win the battle against individual and organizational negativity.