The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

by Jon Gordon


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470279496
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/20/2008
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 48,427
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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. He is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus, Training Camp, The Shark and The Goldfish, The Seed, and Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture. Jon invites you to visit and connect with him at Follow him on Twitter @JonGordon11.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction xi

1 Hope 1

2 On Fire 3

3 Morale 7

4 The Phone Call 11

5 The Real Problem 15

6 Traffic 17

7 The Talk 23

8 The Cost of Negativity 27

9 It Could Be Worse 31

10 Cancer 35

11 The Positive Road 41

12 The Complaining Fast 45

13 Three No Complaining Tools 49

14 No News Is Good News 51

15 Fundamentals of Prosperity 53

16 The Bloggers 59

17 The Yard Guy 63

18 Friday 67

19 The Meeting 73

20 Positive Principles 75

21 Questions 83

22 More Traffic 87

23 Sunday 89

24 Monday 93

25 Hope Shares the No Complaining Rule 95

26 The Rollout 101

27 Play to Win 105

28 Hope Receives the News 107

29 Six Months Later 111

30 It's All Good 115

31 No Complaining Rule Action Plan 121

No Complaining Week Personal Action Plan 129

Are You a Complainer? Assessment 133 Web Site Information 137

Is Your Organization Positive or Negative? 139

Invite Someone On Your Bus 140

The Energy Bus Training Program 141

Other Books by Jon Gordon 143

Index 145

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