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A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture

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About the Book

Soup, an inspirational business fable, shares a recipe for success filled with the essential ingredients to build a winning team and create a culture of greatness.

Only a few months into her new job, Nancy wondered whether or not she should have said yes to the CEO position at Soup, Inc. Sales were declining, bankruptcy rumors were swirling, and employee morale had never been lower. The company had lost both flavor and heat; and nobody likes lukewarm soup. How was Nancy going to turn it around? Sometimes the answer you need is right in front of you. On a lunch break, Nancy steps into Grandma’s Soup House, a little place she hadn’t noticed before, and happens upon an unexpected source of inspiration.

Soup tells the “stirring” story of how Nancy discovers the key ingredients to revitalize her company, her team, and herself. A recipe for success for anyone in any position, Soup delivers the powerful message that the quality of your career, business, and team is determined by the quality of your relationships. People are hungry for positive change and a fresh sense of purpose and passion. If you are ready to stir the pot and lead by example, Soup is a fun and engaging story that supplies you with the tools you need to build a winning team—at work, school, or home.


What Others Are Saying

"So often we only concern ourselves with wins and losses. We overlook what is at the core of success and that is the “culture” of the team that is created by the leader or leadership group. If you create a culture where all members of the team can thrive and do their jobs effectively, than the score will take care of it self. Jon gives you the recipe of how to create a culture of greatness for your team, organization or family."

Coach Mike Smith

"It’s often said you get out what you put in. Same goes for how we lead our teams (at work, home or school). In SOUP, Jon Gordon has done a masterful job of illustrating the necessity of this point for anyone who wishes to increase their influence, build a better team or expand their leadership effectiveness. The one who stirs the pot is the one who impacts the flavor of the soup just as the one who leads the team is the one who creates the culture around it. This book will help you add flavor to your life, the lives of others and your team."

Carl Liebert

CEO, 24 Hour Fitness
"If you are ready to stir the pot and lead your team with more optimism, passion, and trust, you will love this book."

Deborah Gilmore

President, Women's Council of REALTORS®

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