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The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon

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Chapter 25
Chief Energy Officer
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The answer would come not from Joy but from someone else on the bus. Someone who had hardly spoken but who had a lot of experience with being a positive, contagious leader. His name was Jack and he was a middle-aged man with a bald head and one of those big white sparkling smiles that made you smile. When he spoke everyone listened and now was his time to tell George what he knew.
“It’s time for you to become the CEO of the NRG Company,” Jack commanded with the confidence of a seasoned leader as he fixed his tie and brushed off his suit jacket.
George thought this guy had completely lost his mind. “Sir, I’m just a manager. Not even an executive. I’ve got two days. Please tell me how I’m going to be the CEO of my company and what it has to do with leading from the heart.”
“First, call me Jack. Second, CEO doesn’t stand for chief executive officer anymore. It stands for Chief Energy Officer. Why energy? Because energy is the currency of personal and professional success today. If you don’t have it you can’t lead, inspire, or make a difference. And the great thing about being a Chief Energy Officer is that anyone in your company including you can become one. Deciding to become a Chief Energy Officer means that you share positive, powerful, and contagious energy with your co-workers, employees, and customers! It means you communicate from the heart,” ...

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