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The Hard Hat: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate

Book Description

Great teammates don't just impact you today; they impact you for the rest of your life.

From the moment Jon Gordon heard about George Boiardi and the Hard Hat he was intrigued and captivated. Over the years he visited George's coaches, attended several "21 Dinners" held in his honor, met his family, talked to his teammates and observed how he inspired all who knew him.

The Hard Hat is an unforgettable true story about a selfless, loyal, joyful, hard-working, competitive, and compassionate leader and teammate, the impact he had on his team and program and the lessons we can learn from him.

The book features:

  • A True Story about George Boiardi, his Team and their Legacy.

  • 21 Lessons to be a Great Teammate

  • Insights from George's Teammates and Coaches that Bring the Lessons to Life.

  • 21 Exercises to help you Build a Great Team

  • Infused with practical insights and life changing lessons, The Hard Hat will inspire you to be the best teammate you can be and to build a great team.

    *100% of author's royalties go to support the Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. Dedication
    5. Foreword
    6. Author's Note
    7. Part One: The Hard Hat
      1. Chapter 1: Unforgettable
      2. Chapter 2: We Know Who Our People Are
      3. Chapter 3: The Hard Hat
    8. Part Two: George Narrated by Coach Jeff Tambroni
      1. Chapter 4: Mario St. George Boiardi
      2. Chapter 5: Well Done Is Better than Well Said
      3. Chapter 6: Chosen
      4. Chapter 7: Selfless Leadership
      5. Chapter 8: A Difference Maker
      6. Chapter 9: The Heart of a Leader
      7. Chapter 10: A Mother's Touch
      8. Chapter 11: A Defining Moment
      9. Chapter 12: The Spirit of a Team
    9. Part Three: How to Be a Great Teammate
      1. Chapter 13: George's House
      2. Chapter 14: Learning from George
      3. Chapter 15: 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate
        1. 1. Sweat More
        2. 2. Remember WD > WS
        3. 3. Choose to Be Humble and Hungry
        4. 4. Pursue Excellence
        5. 5. Share Positive Contagious Energy
        6. 6. Don't Complain
        7. 7. Do It for Your Team, Not for Applause
        8. 8. Show You Are Committed
        9. 9. Never Take a Play Off
        10. 10. Hold Yourself and Your Team Accountable
        11. 11. Treat Everyone with Respect and Expect Everyone to Do the Same
        12. 12. Give All and Take Nothing
        13. 13. Communicate
        14. 14. Connect
        15. 15. Become a “Come with Me” Teammate
        16. 16. Practice Selfless Compassion
        17. 17. Show You Care
        18. 18. Be a Loyal Friend
        19. 19. Love Your Team
        20. 20. Sacrifice
        21. 21. Leave the Place Better than You Found It
      4. Chapter 16: 21: A Way of Life
    10. Part Four: Legacy
      1. Chapter 17: Great Teammates Impact You Forever
      2. Chapter 18: Live and Lead Like George
      3. Chapter 19: What Would George Do?
      4. Chapter 20: A Hall of Fame Legacy
      5. Chapter 21: 21 Exercises to Build a Great Team
    11. Afterword: The Big Red by the Boiardi Family
    12. The Mario St. George Boiardi Foundation
    13. Photos
    14. Become A Great Teammate
    15. Build Your Best Team
    16. Other Books by Jon Gordon
    17. End User License Agreement