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The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon

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Acknowledgments

Every book I've written has taken four weeks or less to write and I don't take credit for that. I'm thankful to God for the inspiration, ideas, ability, and wisdom to write books. I'm thankful for my wife, Kathryn, and her continued support and belief. I appreciate Ken Blanchard for being a mentor and a role model for me. He and his mentor Norman Vincent Peale were the pioneers of the Power of Positive Leadership. Thank you to Daniel Decker for being a great friend, business partner, and team member. Thank you to Shannon Vargo and Matt Holt at John Wiley and Sons for taking a chance on me and The Energy Bus years ago. It's been an amazing ride. Thanks to Elizabeth Gildea, Deborah Schindlar, and Peter Knox for your help getting the book published and promoted. Thank you to Patrick Lencioni, Jeff Gibson, and Amy Hiett for introducing me to Alan Mulally. Thank you to Alan Mulally for your incredible example, wisdom, and insights regarding Positive Leadership. I feel like I earned an MBA from our conversation. Thank you to Dabo Swinney for your friendship and opportunity to work with Clemson football over the years. It's been an incredible, meaningful, rewarding, and spiritual journey. I've learned so much from you. Thank you to Doug Conant, Dave Roberts, Donna Orender, Shawn Eichorst, Sandy Barbour, Mike Smith, Carl Liebert, Cori Close, Brendan Suhr, Billy Donovan, Doc Rivers, Kevin Eastman, Sherri Coale, Erik Spoelstra, John Calipari, Mark Richt, Clint Hurdle, ...

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