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The power of a positive mindset can transform your team with these 10 simple principles from author Jon Gordon.

Key Points:

  • The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon is a fable that challenges you to rise above negativity to create the success you want. It invites you to pull back and see your problems as opportunities to create a stronger organizational culture.
  • The Ten Rules:
    1. You’re the driver of your bus.
    2. Desire, Vision and Focus move your bus in the right direction.
    3. Fuel your ride with positive energy.
    4. Invite people on your bus, and share your vision.
    5. Don’t waste your energy on those who don’t get on your bus.
    6. Post a sign: No energy vampires on your bus.
    7. Enthusiasm attracts and energizes passengers.
    8. Love your passengers.
    9. Drive with purpose.
    10. Have fun and enjoy the ride.

Quote This:

A genuine leader is not a searcher of consensus but a molder of consensus -Martin Luther King, Jr.

See Also: Coaching, Vision, Workplace

Talk About It
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. Which of the ten items above is your weakness? Which is your strength? Explain.
  3. In a few sentences, describe your vision for your team. How many of your team members can articulate it? RELATED: Team Fundamentals (Series)
  4. Who is the most positive person on your team? Who is the most negative? Where do you rank?
  5. Do you love your team members? How have you shown it in the last quarter?
  6. What can you do to make your environment more enjoyable?
  7. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.