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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (420 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jon Gordon Narrator: Jon Gordon Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781596598881
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A Story About Positive Ways to Turn Complaints Into Solutions, Innovations, and Success
Every complaint represents an opportunity to turn something negative into a positive!

It's Tuesday morning and Hope walks into her office with puffy eyes, a swollen head, and a broken heart. But unfortunately, her company-EZ Tech-is in worse shape than she is. The fact that their computer batteries are catching on fire is the least of their problems. Employees have been posting negative comments about management on blogs for the world to see, the media is attacking the credibility of the company, morale is at an all-time low, negativity is at an all-time high, and the stock price is sinking faster than the Titanic. As VP of human resources, Hope is charged with finding a solution to overcome the biggest challenge in her company's history. In the process of battling her own adversity, she discovers the no complaining rule and other positive ways to save her company and herself from ruin.

In the spirit of his international bestseller, The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon once again shares an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life-the negativity that costs organizations billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity, and health of individuals and teams.

For managers, ream leaders, or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive solutions, The No Complaining Rule shares powerful principles and an actionable plan to win the battle against individual and organizational negativity. When you implement the no complaining rule, you'll spend less time and energy on problems and more time focused on solutions.
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Excuses always come from the losing locker room. In Jon Gordon’s book The No Complaining Rule, he provides the winning edge.”

    Coach Lou Holtz 

  • “In a world in which so many, it seems, focus on the glass as half empty, Jon Gordon sets out a clear blueprint in The No Complaining Rule to help each of us better ourselves. His approach will cut negativity and can impact our workplaces and our families, and help us carve out more productive, lower-stress environments.”

    Nathan Whitaker coauthor of Quiet Strength 

  • “Complaining is one of the biggest problems in business today. It undermines the effectiveness of a team and organization, leading to contempt and an inability to adapt and change. In The No Complaining Rule, Jon Gordon offers the antidote.”

    Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, Forbes columnist, author of The Only Three Questions That Count 

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gregory | 2/15/2014

    " A great book to quell the negativity in the workplace. Lots of great ideas and ways to deal with negative times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 2/6/2014

    " Somewhat simplistic, but readable. Only problem is most often, management is not willing to listen to valid complaints even WITH solutions. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jewel | 2/3/2014

    " Easy read, I like the topic, but I felt the book was oversimplified. I felt like it was addressing teenagers rather than adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen Boyle | 12/27/2013

    " Re-read to refocus a team on the complain train. A simple but applicable business fable with elements that can be applied to everyday life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 12/13/2013

    " This is a great book, and it goes beyond the theory and provides steps to increase positivity at work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 10/24/2013

    " A cheesy storyline, but a good message. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darian G. | 8/25/2013

    " Great book. Living its truth is not as easy as the read was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Estevan Alvarado | 8/19/2013

    " Book talks about being positive and trying to find solutions to problems and not complaining about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raphael Villela | 5/25/2013

    " I was needing, all in all is a good quick book, totally self help. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ramona Harville | 3/29/2013

    " Everyone should read this book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Zachau | 7/26/2012

    " A great book reminding you about what is important and how you interpret complaints and how you react to them "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 7/8/2012

    " The narrative was a little cheesy, but the ideas are sound. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Noble | 6/11/2011

    " Good for work and personal life... The No Complaining fast even for a day is harder than you think but its well worth it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/14/2011

    " The narrative was a little cheesy, but the ideas are sound. Great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 1/9/2011

    " A normal Jon Gordon book. Good info, fast to read, but a lot of the same motivational themes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 9/14/2010

    " Re-read to refocus a team on the complain train. A simple but applicable business fable with elements that can be applied to everyday life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 8/19/2010

    " Read the book in about 3 hours. Nice way to help me with positive thinking during this rough patch I am going through. Must provide a solution! Simple and Concise! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 4/13/2010

    " Reveals how one may complain out of habit. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 3/28/2010

    " It's possible to turn negative behavior in to postive actions, but it needs to happen from the top down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenh | 1/18/2010

    " Was the right book at the right time for me. Had a bad week and this helped pick me up. Short, easy read. Suggestions you can apply outside of the workplace. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jewel | 9/7/2009

    " Easy read, I like the topic, but I felt the book was oversimplified. I felt like it was addressing teenagers rather than adults. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mckaye | 5/10/2009

    " Loved the book. Not complaining is a little harder to put into practice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Norm | 4/26/2009

    " Excellent book, quick reak. Somewhat high bar to attain, but good goal to shoot for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 3/11/2009

    " An easy read in one sitting that gives a gentle reminder and some common sense tips. Negativity breeds negativity. Never mind, you don't have to read it, just remember that! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheri | 1/13/2009

    " The ideas and principles are solid and I've been working to put them into practice in my life and at work. The delivery is overly simple (it's story-style) and not all that well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen | 11/24/2008

    " The No Complaining Rule is a cheesy read, but worth the review of the excellent principles it contains. We never do ourselves or anyone else a favor by complaining. So do yourself a favor and read this book. It's worth the short time it takes. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Maggie | 10/16/2008

    " I tried really hard to finish this book but it was impossible. The margins and text were large and the content was less than tolerable. I had high hopes for some good tips on promoting positive attitudes in the workplace. But it wasn't anything new and could have been a much smaller book. "

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About the Author

Jon Gordon is the author of numerous books on leadership, sales, culture, and teamwork. His works include the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy, The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, and Training Camp: What the Best Do Better Than Everyone Else, among others. Gordon has appeared on the Today show and CNN, and his work has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers. He has a wide variety of high profile clients, including the Atlanta Falcons, Wells Fargo, State Farm, Bayer, and others. Gordon holds degrees from Emory and Cornell universities and is the founder of The Jon Gordon Companies, a consulting and training company based in Florida.