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Contrary to conventional management wisdom, The 7Non-Negotiables of Winning looks beyond traditional employeeskills and background to identify the true game-changing charactertraits for creating a winning culture. Based on author David K.Williams' methodology for identifying and strengthening theabilities that drive decisions within his own company, thisinspiring guide to success details how respect, belief, trust,loyalty, commitment, courage, and gratitude play an integral partin multiple key business outcomes.

The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning provides illuminatingstories and skill-building exercises to increase individual andgroup strength in each of the traits. With patient mentoring andsupport, you can build a motivated, integrated, and innovative teamof leaders who help your organization reach new levels ofproductivity and prosperity. Learn how to bring out thesenon-negotiables and their defining attributes in your team,including:

  • Respect: Seek to understand others before you seek to beunderstood.
  • Belief: If you believe in yourself, you can fail up andovercome anything.
  • Trust: Trust is the foundation of healthy relationshipsand it must be earned.
  • Loyalty: Promises must be more than words, even if theyrequire sacrifice.
  • Commitment: Hold nothing back and work like this is yourlast job.
  • Courage: Never back down from a challenge; discover thestrength to soar.
  • Gratitude: Seek opportunities to express kindness inword and deed.

Great leaders teach by example and inspire others. When you makethese seven core traits the standard within your company, youremployees will become inspired to flourish and your organizationwill sail over business hurdles to achieve record growth.

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"David Williams is a dynamic leader who understands that thecompetitive edge in a business these days is how you deal withpeople. In other words, the principles he advocates are not onlythe broad and inspiring ideals of human goodness and decency, theyare keys to lasting success in the marketplace."
—Dr. Matthew Holland, President, Utah ValleyUniversity

"In his book The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning, DavidWilliams has convincingly presented principles that are core toboth business and personal success. This book is masterfullywritten and is a must-read for executives and managersalike."
—Scott Anderson, President and CEO, Zions Bank

"David Williams is an awesome entrepreneur—and contributorto Forbes.com. His popular weekly posts are an inspirationaltoolbox for leaders grappling with the challenges of getting themost out of their employees and delivering great service tocustomers. It's a kick to revisit some of his best writing fromForbes.com in The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning."
—Tom Post, Managing Editor, Forbes

"I have had the privilege of working closely with David Williamsat Fishbowl. He practices what he preaches in this book and, as aresult, has experienced extraordinary results in growing hiscompany. His example is one that others would be wise to follow asthey try to get the most out of their employees and organizations.Congratulations to David for distilling key leadership principlesinto this outstanding book."
—Val Hale, President and CEO, Utah Valley Chamber ofCommerce

"Rarely do you come across a business leader who literally willshis company into existence and then shares it freely with those hehas led to success. David's prize is his 'company family' that hehas created and surrounds himself with. To know him, all one mustdo is to experience the love and respect that so freely flows tohim from his employees. To me, this is how a businessman should bemeasured."
—Ralph Yarro, CEO, ThinkAtomic


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding Leader Aug. 20 2013
By Jeff Coulter - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
David Williams is an outstanding leader and lives these principles both in his professional and personal life. I recommend not only the book, but more importantly the principles.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Create a Culture; be courageous Aug. 14 2013
By Jeff - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Author David Williams strikes a chord with all those seeking to grow their business organically and authentically. Williams is brutally honest and down to earth as he discusses what life's lessons have taught him. Hardships and trials seemed to have cultivated within him an unconquerable spirit. He practices a leadership style free from fear tactics. Utilizing the strengths of his team, Williams enlightens the reader with plausible solutions to everyday business growth. Rather a CEO or a self employed start-up, the reader will close this book a better person.

The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning: Tying Soft Traits to Hard Results
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Real Deal Aug. 13 2013
By Devin D. Thorpe - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
The 7 Non-Negotiables came to life for me when I visited Fishbowl while writing an article for Forbes. Everything I encountered at the company was different. Employees weren't just happy, they were empowered. The power of the principles is clear: nothing less than your happiness and success in life and career depend on mastering the 7 Non-Negotiables.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Deep inside the bowl... I mean soul. Feb. 26 2014
By dmgFilms - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I have never reevaluated myself as much as I have while reading this book. Author, David Williams, has a way of turning the tables. Making us look inside our own soul as to why things might be happening the way they are. Making it a little painful while offering hope and a road map at the same time. Examining how we do business with others and ourselves. And hopefully "offering ourselves unconditional respect" through the process. Loved the book! If you have not read the 7 Non-Negotiable of Winning yet, do it.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Loved this book. Oct. 2 2013
By KJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was an amazing view into how using soft traits can really benefit a business. I enjoyed hearing from David's experiences and following along with him as he narrated the path that his company took to success.


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