New Book “The Carpenter” Reveals Why the Simple Act of Caring is the Most Powerful Business Strategy of All
The Carpenter by Jon Gordon
Faster service, quicker procedures and improved products are some of the important strategies that businesses are looking to instill in todays fast-paced business environment. While most businesses and entrepreneurs are looking for speed and accuracy to better serve their clients and customers, many are also looking for a way to stand out among their competitors. What they may not realize is that there are some surprising, simple secret strategies that separate the best from the rest.
Drawing upon his work with countless leaders, sales people, professional and college sports teams, non-profit organizations and schools, bestselling author Jon Gordon’s new book, “The Carpenter: A Story About the Greatest Success Strategies of All” (WILEY: May 2014; Hardcover & e-book; 23.00; ISBN: 978-0-470-88854-4) shares an entertaining and enlightening story that will inspire readers to build a better life, career, and team with the greatest success strategies of all.
“The Carpenter” introduces readers to Michael, owner of a technology startup, who wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a Carpenter; he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams.
As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure. Along the way he learns that there’s no such thing as an overnight success but there are timeless principles to help business and individuals stand out, excel, and make an impact on people and the world.
Gordon writes Caring is the greatest way to stand out in the marketplace. When you care more, youll invest more energy, effort, sweat, tears and years mastering your craft. When you care more you wont allow distractions to get in the way of your improvement, growth and progress. When you care more youll see yourself as an artist creating your masterpiece every day. When you care you will build a team that cares about each other and their customers.
Steve Jobs is a great example of someone who cared more. In Water Isaacsons biography he shares a story about Steve helping his father build a fence when he was a young boy. His father told him he must care about crafting the back of the fence as much as the front. When Steve asked why the back mattered since no one will see how it was crafted his father said, But you will know. Steve Jobs and Apple made caring one of their key strategies and it has separated them from their competition.
Through the characters and lessons of “The Carpenter,” readers will discover how to make caring a central part of their career, team and organization. Steps include:
Caring about the work you do Surrounding yourself with people who care Showing your team you care about them Building a team that cares about one another Showing your customers you care about them
Gordon states, The most successful people and companies find unique ways to show they care. Based on his work with numerous NFL, NBA and MLB teams and Fortune 500 companies such as Southwest Airlines, Publix Supermarkets and Northwestern Mutual Gordon provides compelling examples and practical action steps to make caring a success strategy for you and your organization.
About the Author Jon Gordons (Jacksonville, FL) 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 and the proof is in the countless success stories shared by his clients. He is the author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller “The Energy Bus,” “The Positive Dog,” “The Seed,” “The No Complaining Rule,” “Training Camp,” “The Shark and the Goldfish,” “The Energy Bus for Kids” and “Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture.”
For more information about the author and his other works, please visit http://www.JonGordon.com.
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Training your puppy should be both a fun and very rewarding experience for both you and your puppy. Puppies possess an astonishing ability to learn difficult demands speedily. This article contains some valuable information that will assist you in training your puppy. You should begin training your puppy as soon as you get your puppy. Puppies learn very fast, but their attention span may be very short.
You should therefore spend 10-15 minutes twice on a daily basis. Always try and do the training when the puppy is not excited, and relaxed and when the home environment is calm. As soon as the puppy has learned a reaction in one environment, you should move the training location to an increasingly more complicated and more interesting setting. You should have your puppy trained in each environment that you want them to respond in. Learning will occur much quicker if one person trains the puppy first and then the other family members get involved at a later stage. When training your puppy, use one-word commands like “sit down” and “come”. Also try to not use the puppy’s name in connection with the command. Too much verbal commands will confuse your puppy and slow down the learning process.
You should repay correct behavior the moment after you have given the command. Provide your puppy with prized rewards such as touch, praise and food every time they react to a command. You will quickly come to know which reward is more appreciated by your puppy. As soon as the response is learned, you should give your puppy the rewards occasionally. This will help them to learn more quickly, and make the response more lasting. If your puppy is unsuccessful at any of the training levels, you should not give them a reward – but start the training again at a simpler level. If your puppy only responds to training when they feel like it or when the environment is quiet, you should again start with the training, but in a more intense manner.
Be tolerant of your puppy, and never chastise them. The opposite of rewarding your puppy is to not give them a reward – not punishing them. A punishment resulting in pain or enthusiasm will not work, and in general usually causes troubles. Punishing your puppy may also get in the way of the bond between the owner and the puppy. If your puppy is doing something wrong, divert their attention or make use of a reward for responding to a command which is contrary to the unwanted behavior.
Trained puppies are usually happier than untrained puppies, and they also make wonderful companions.
Positive Training With Dog Treats
There was a time when negative dog training was often used. Rather than only rewarding the desired behavior, punishment was given for incorrect behavior. Canines are naturally inclined to work, and most have a strong desire to learn as a way to work for a reward. This is why positive obedience training with dog treats is a far better approach.
Human Training First
Believe it or not, much of dog training has nothing to do with the dog and everything to do with the human. How you react is vital to how quickly your pet will learn. If you are slow to reward dog treats after a major success, then your pet may not pick up on why he or she was being rewarded. On the other hand, if you reward too often, your pet may not feel the need to work as hard. Find an ideal balance between praise and dog treats. The food reward should be saved for significant advancements while praise and petting can be used for each small step achieved.
Be Patient Every Step of the Way
Remain completely patient and avoid reacting negatively out of frustration. If your pet doesnt seem to understand a step, never take it as a personal attack. Dogs are not vengeful, and as humans we are emotional. We often displace our own emotions by applying them to our pets. The reality is a dog that seems stubborn may not understand because you are moving too quickly. Take a break, gather more dog treats and start again.
If things have become frustrating, and your pet doesnt seem to get the command, it is time to take a few steps backwards. Return to more basic steps and see where your pet excels. Once he or she seems to be getting it, you can slowly progress again. Make a point to offer dog treats as you did the first time through, especially when steps that your pet didnt understand are successfully executed. Never push yourself and your pet forward when he or she is not making progress.
Avoid Fear and Aggression
Dog treats, praise and petting are the only tools you really need to tell your dog he or she is doing the right thing. Negative behavior should be replaced, not punished. Do not hit or yell at your dog if he or she does something wrong during training. This can cause your pet to fear you. He or she may not understand the behavior was incorrect. As far as they can tell, you randomly punished them. Continuing down this path can lead to aggression, should your pet feel the need to become defensive.
That is not to say if your pet does something wrong you should not react. Bad behavior should be immediately stopped by removing your pet from the source, accompanied by a firm, deep no. Many pet owners find that this method is extremely effective and far more desirable than hitting or other forms of punishment.
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This book is currently one of the highly favored dog training guides online and its author is Daniel Stevens. As an owner of several dogs, I already knew a few tricks when it comes to handling my pets. However, with a great deal of good feedbacks I have read regarding this book, I should say it is not a bad idea to give it a try. So what exactly is this book all about?
The book covers a range of information and goes a great deal more than problem behaviors. It includes helpful advice on choosing a dog for those who are decided to get one for a pet or companion. It offers effective guidelines for first time dog owners, such as breed information, housetraining puppies, etc. The book is packed with other interesting informational facts about dogs that anybody would surely benefit from.
Within several weeks since I got to practice the program I have learned so much about dog behaviors and how to respond accordingly. The dog training techniques are presented in more practical approach and the book offers step by step solutions in clear and detailed explanation. This is a quality book which will provide first time dog owners both systematic and creative method to train their dogs.
Sit Stay Fetch has recently undergone a change of name as the book is now known as “The Secrets Of Dog Training.” I have to say the name befits the true intent of the book, though it may no longer be a “hush hush” as the secret is open now to all interested to obtain it.
The book is an E-book, so you pay for it and then you can download it. They even give an eight week money back guarantee, so if you try the book, and it doesn’t help you can return it within two months! That is a really great deal. The bonus is, because it is an E book, it is easy to scroll through to the parts that you want to read and you don’t have to store it at home and flip through pages and pages, trying to find what you need. I don’t know who started the rumor that this book was a scam. These days people are less trusting. I assure you, however; this book is indeed real, well written, and easy to read for first time dog lovers.
The book contains some pretty interesting reading and I have no doubts in recommending this dog training guide to anyone who owns, or is thinking about owning a dog. The book really helps the user gain insight and comprehensive view of dog training. It is a great assistance and there is information guaranteed to be useful to all dog owners.