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The Energy Bus Field Guide

Book Description

A Road Map for living and implementing the 10 Principles of The Energy Bus

The Energy Bus Field Guide is your roadmap to fueling your life, work and team with positive energy. The international bestseller The Energy Bus has helped millions of people from around the world shift to a more positive outlook; the story of George and Joy bus driver has resonated with people from all walks of life, each with their own individual vision of "success." This guide is designed as a practical companion to help you live and share the ten principles every day, with real, actionable steps you can immediately put into practice in your life, work, team and organization.  

  • Navigate the twists and turns that sabotage success.
  • Cultivate positive energy and bring out the best in your team.
  • Create a compelling vision for your life and team.
  • Cultivate positivity and remove negativity from your life and organization.
  •  Learn how every day people and organizations utilized the Energy Bus to create amazing success and results.

Filled with insightful questions, practical action steps, best practices and inspiring case studies you’ll be equipped to energize yourself and your team in new and powerful ways.  Whether it’s a family team, work team, sports team, or school team, everyone benefits from getting on the bus.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Introduction
  5. The Case for Positive Energy
  6. Rule 1: You're the Driver of Your Bus
    1. Who Is the Driver of Your Bus?
    2. A Team of Drivers
    3. You're the Driver: Team-Building Activities
    4. An Organization Filled with Drivers
    5. Best Practices
  7. Rule 2: Desire, Vision, and Focus Move Your Bus in the Right Direction
    1. Consider Your Desire, Vision, and Focus
    2. A Team Vision
    3. Creating the Vision: Team-Building Activities
    4. An Organizational Vision
    5. Best Practices
  8. Rule 3: Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy
    1. How Do You Fuel Your Ride?
    2. How to Help Your Team Fuel Up
    3. Fuel Your Ride: Team-Building Activities
    4. How to Fuel Your Organization with Positivity: Best Practices
    5. Positive Pledge Commitment
  9. Rule 4: Invite People on Your Bus and Share Your Vision for the Road Ahead
    1. Questions to Help Get People on Your Bus
    2. Invite People and Share Your Vision: Team-Building Activities
    3. Best Practices
  10. Rule 5: Don't Waste Energy on Those Who Don't Get on Your Bus
    1. Discover How to Avoid Wasting Energy
    2. Don't Waste Your Energy: Team-Building Activities
    3. Using this Rule with Your Organization
    4. Maintaining Positive Energy When People Don't Get on Your Bus: Best Practices
  11. Rule 6: Post a Sign on Your Bus That Says “No Energy Vampires Allowed”
    1. Identify Energy Vampires
    2. Dealing with Energy Vampires in Your Life and on Your Team
    3. No Energy Vampires Allowed: Team-Building Activities
    4. Energy Vampires: A Word of Caution
    5. Dealing with Energy Vampires in Organizations
    6. Best Practices to Deal with Energy Vampires
  12. Rule 7: Enthusiasm Attracts More Passengers and Energizes Them during the Ride
    1. Enthusiasm for the Ride
    2. Team Energy and Enthusiasm: Team-Building Activities
    3. Best Practices: Enthusiasm throughout Your Organization
  13. Rule 8: Love Your Passengers
    1. Questions about How to Love Your Passengers
    2. Love Your Passengers: Team-Building Activities
    3. Best Practices
    4. Love Your Passengers: Make Sure Everyone Feels Onboard
  14. Rule 9: Drive with Purpose
    1. Think about Your Bigger Purpose
    2. Determine Your Purpose
    3. Purposeful Team-Building Activities
    4. Purpose Best Practices
  15. Rule 10: Have Fun and Enjoy the Ride
    1. Ask Yourself about the Ride
    2. Activities for Enjoying the Ride
    3. Best Practices
  16. Keep the Bus Rolling
  17. Additional Case Studies
  18. The Energy Bus Training Program
  19. Acknowledgments
  20. Other Books by Jon Gordon
  21. End User License Agreement