Another Book: Soup By Jon Gordon
April 3, 2019 by melinda.garcia
As soon as I completed Divine Collision, I read Soup, 2 days later in 2 and a half hours. It was an easy read with a bit less than 200 pages. Again, the author, Jon Gordon, did a great job of making the book an easy read as the chapters were no more thats 3 pages, at most.
The books talks about a young woman who was hired as a new CEO of a Soup company. Ironically, she finds a friend and receives business advise from a competitor, a grandmother and grandson that own a SOUP restaurant. With each visit, the young CEO would get ingredients, written on a napkin. Bottom line, the new CEO would frequent the SOUP restaurant to reinvigorate her company while making the needed changes to not only to grow financially, but also to gain new customers.
Here are the Ingredients provided by the grandmother and grandson from her rival:
1. Stir the pot with Love.
2. Lead with Optimism.
5. Fill the void with positive Communication.
6. Add a big dose of Transparency and Authenticity
7. Created Engaged Relationships
8. Combine Inspiration, Encouragement, Empowerment, and Coaching
9. Fill up with Appreciation
10. Heat with Passion
11. Bring it all together with Unity.
These ingredients can be applied to a 4-H Youth Development program as well. Anybody can say they had 300 students, but how many of those 300 students were really impacted by the program, leaders, and volunteers. #TrueLeaders #4HGrown #4HGrowsHere #Texas4H
A Recipe To Nourish Your Team And Culture
Jons latest book a story about a newly appointed CEO, Nancy, running Soup, Inc.Soup was in trouble, and Nancy was trying to save the company from takeover or bankruptcyHer time was spent in heated discussions or crunching numbers, with little results
- She found the recipe for saving her company at a lunch place that serves
- Soup! Grandmas Soup House
Grandmas First Lesson
- Who stirs the pot matters
- Wine experts can determine the personality of winemakers by tasting the wine
- Chefs following the exact same recipe create different tasting dishes
- Our lives, careers, and businesses are a reflection of the love and energy we put into them
Peters First Lesson
- Soup = Culture a business culture is a direct reflection of the leader
- Culture drives behavior, and behavior drives habits culture trumps strategy every time
- Soft is powerful
- You must nurture your culture focus on the root of the tree, not the fruit it produces. Sales & profits are a by-product of culture, teamwork, and productivity
- Great leaders create great cultures must be your focus
The First Ingredient
Great leaders share their belief, vision and passion, and inspire others to believe
Not just managing people, you are managing beliefs
Encourage optimism, and guard against pessimism
Emotions are contagious one negative employee can create a toxic environment and one positive leader can rally a team to accomplish amazing things
Get non-believers off the bus hire possibility thinkers
The Law Of Attraction
Having set his goals, he now needed to achieve them.Joy told George that his thoughts were magnetic and that like attracts like.The things we most frequently think about manifest in our lives.Like Olympic athletes, we can train our powers of visualisation to focus on what we want, not what we dont.George resolved to spend 10 minutes every day focusing on his goals.
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Become The Driver Of Your Own Bus
Many of us experience unhappiness because we feel that life is outside of our control.George knew exactly what Joy meant when she said this, trapped between the expectations of his wife and boss, not to mention incidents like his car breaking down unexpectedly.According to Joy, the first rule to change your life for the better is decide who you want to be and how.
Soup: A Recipe To Nourish Your Team And Culture
Soup offers an inspirational business fable that explains the “recipe” you can use to create a winning culture and boost employee morale and engagement. She has She has been brought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to a company that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hard times. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancy discovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire her team and create a culture of greatness. From the bestselling author of The Energy Bus , The No Complaining Rule, and Training Camp Find out how culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits, and habits deliver results Create relationships that are the foundation upon which successful careers and winning teams are built Features quick takeaways you can use to invest in your people, build trust, create unity, and enhance engagement. A turnaround tale like few others, Soup will inspire you to work in your own company to unleash the passion that delivers superior results.
Have you ever wanted to build, carve and sculpt your greatest life? To recognize your inner potential, then pull out that hammer and get busy creating the artwork you know is inside. And have you ever wanted to sculpt something that would help others realize their greatest potential as well.
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Summary: Soup By Jon Gordon
Soup Is Soft, Soft Is Powerful
Many leaders think of culture creation as a warm-and-fuzzy, feel-good, soft project that isnt urgent because you cant quantify it with hard numbers. However, the most successful organizations know that although culture seems soft, it is really powerful and essential. Soup = Culture
Get The Base Right
We need to get back to basics and remember that it is the relationship that is the ingredient and foundation for great families, great teams, and great organizations. Humans were made for relationships, and soup is meant to be enjoyed together. We must invest in each other and in building relationships.
Success is simple, and so is creating a culture of greatness. You just have to do it, and it requires only three principles:
Setting & Sharing Vision Isnt Enough
Get People to Stir Together
Just as soup is a direct reflection of the soup maker, so is the business culture a direct reflection of the leader.
Relationships take time. They take effort and commitment. Ultimately, the quality of your business and life is determined by the quality of your relationships.
Who Stirs The Pot Matters
Pour Love & Energy
Have A Higher Purpose
Its easier to improve your performance when youre working on a mission greater than yourself.George did this by convincing his team that instead of merely selling lightbulbs, they were in fact selling light.Light which would enable children around the world to learn to read.Once the team shared this common vision, they were committed to working harder with more energy and enthusiasm.
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The Energy Bus Summary
Want to fuel your life, work and team with positive energy? The Energy Bus summary, based on a book by Jon Gordon, is touted to help you do just that.Written by a leadership and teamwork expert, the book contains the information needed to excel in personal and professional domains.
Weve all experienced slumps, both professionally and personally this book takes us on an energy bus, an allegorical journey, with 10 rules to provide the supposed boost we need.
Here are the rules:
1. Youre the driver of the bus.2. Desire, vision and focus move your bus in the right direction.3. Fuel your ride with positive energy.4. Invite people on your bus and share your vision for the road ahead.5. Dont waste your energy on those who dont get on your bus.6. Post a sign that says No Energy Vampires Allowed.7. Enthusiasm attracts more passengers and energises them during the ride.8. Love your passengers.
Most people imagine that positivity involves superficial smiles and shallow feelings.In contrast, its a deep seated enthusiasm and optimisim for life, breeding:
Common Terms And Phrases
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Soup: A Recipe To Create A Culture Of Greatness
1 ReviewWhy it matters who’s stirring the pot
Soup offers an inspirational business fable that explains the “recipe” you can use to create a winning culture and boost employee morale and engagement. The story follows Nancy, the newly anointed CEO of America’s Favorite Soup Company. She has been brought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to a company that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hard times. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancy discovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire her team and create a culture of greatness.
- From the bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, and Training Camp
- Find out how culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits, and habits deliver results
- Create relationships that are the foundation upon which successful careers and winning teams are built
- Features quick takeaways you can use to invest in your people, build trust, create unity, and enhance engagement
A turnaround tale like few others, Soup will inspire you to work in your own company to unleash the passion that delivers superior results.
What People Are Saying
Fix a million things with 1 little book!
I’ve read business books on culture & communication, leadership & love, empowerment & engagement, rewards & recognition, missions and management, and on & on. This book puts it all together in under 160 EASY-to-read pages. I couldn’t put it down. Now, I can’t wait to put it to work!Read full review
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Dont Try To Convince Negative Normans
George was understandably concerned that some employees wouldnt commit to the vision, and he was right.
José, one of his best employees, wasnt on board.Rather than try to convince him, Joy counselled against wasting energy trying to convert those who arent ready to get on the positivity bus.Being surrounded by negativity will only fill you with doubt and slow you down.