Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Brings International Best-Selling Author Jon Gordon to Washington D.C.

The Northwestern Mutual Financial Network in conjunction with American Century Investments is sponsoring international best selling author Jon Gordon’s visit to Washington D.C. on June 26th, 2008 at Regal Cinemas, Gallery Place. This stop on the book tour coincides with the release of Gordon’s newest book, The No Complaining Rule, the follow-up to the enormously successful The Energy Bus.

Washington, DC, June 26, 2008 --( In the spirit of The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon once again shares an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life today… negativity. That’s why Jon Gordon was brought in to work with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the PGA Tour, the Super Bowl Host Committee, as well as many other admired companies such Publix Super Markets, Northwestern Mutual and Campbell’s Soup.

In his latest book, The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work (Wiley; June 27, 2008; $19.95; Cloth), Jon shares his secret weapon for encouraging a positive corporate culture, better team morale, financial growth, and overall success in any business or organization. A recent online survey by found that co-workers' annoying habits are the No. 1 source of stress in the workplace. Nearly 60 percent of the 2,200 respondents said that such habits have negatively affected their work relationships. According to Gallup, negativity costs the U.S. economy from $250 to $300 billion every year in lost productivity. Negativity not only costs organizations money but also impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams.

Based on an actual company that created and implemented The No Complaining Rule, Gordon delivers an engaging story filled with innovative ideas and practical strategies to develop positive leaders, organizations and teams. For managers, team leaders or anyone looking to turn negative energy into positive solutions, The No Complaining Rule shares powerful principles and an actionable plan to win the battle against individual and organizational negativity.

Leo Tucker, Managing Partner for The Washington Group of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, is excited to be a part of Gordon’s team. “We’re looking forward to bringing Jon to Washington D.C. He’s been a great contributor to Northwestern Mutual’s culture by linking his ideas and energy to our goals.”

Jon Gordon will be appearing at Regal Cinemas Gallery Place 14, Auditorium #8, 707 7th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM on June 26th, 2008. To register, please visit:

The Washington Group of Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
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