Review: The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work

The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work
The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work by Jon Gordon
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’m not sure how I feel about business books told in parable form. GETTING TO IT was one of my favorite personal success books from last year felt so much better to me than an equally good in concept book by the same authors called JUGGLING ELEPHANTS. The point is, there’s good material in THE NO COMPLAINING RULE, but I’m not sure telling a book-long parable is the most effective delivery system.

As far as the content of the book—it’s great. I’m walking away from this with several ideas to implement in my own personal and work life. I’m definitely planning to present some of this at my work as a method to improve communication and energy.

Energy is one of the author’s main proponents to success. So many people suffer from a lack of energy and THE NO COMPLAINING RULE is a golden element to get more of that much needed energy. Similar concepts can be found in HOW FULL IS YOUR BUCKET? and in the concept of PAY IT FORWARD. You get by giving.

The author has several good ideas on how to foster a no complaining environment. These ideas aren’t very well documented, but they aren’t new, either. This is a refreshing look at some already known ideas that will bring about expected results: stop complaining and focus on solutions. It’s not groundbreaking, but it remains vital enough for everyone to review.

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