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The Hard Hat ❰Reading❯ ➶ The Hard Hat Author Jon Gordon – Great teammates don't just impact you today; they impact you for the rest of your lifeFrom the moment Jon Gordon heard about George Boiardi and the Hard Hat he was intrigued and captivated Over the ye Great teammates don't just impact you today; they impact you for the rest of your lifeFrom 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 Dinners held in his honor met his family talked to his teammates The Hard Kindle - 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 himThe book featuresA True Story about George Boiardi his Team and their Legacy Lessons to be a Great Teammate Insights from George's Teammates and Coaches that Bring the Lessons to Life 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% of author's royalties go to support the Mario St George Boiardi Foundation.

10 thoughts on “The Hard Hat

  1. Sam T. Sam T. says:

    The Hard Hat was a great book for a athlete It has a life lesson every chapter of the book Although it was short it was still an awesome book to read It starts with how a player from Cornell died He was a huge part of Cornell because he was the leader of the lacrosse them and did so many great things for the team The narrator didn't play with George but he did play at Cornell The book shares a great story and George shows how to be better teammate and better athlete in whatever sport you are playing The narrator tells all the great things George did He cared for each player on his team He wasn't the loudest player he was actually one f the uietest It shows that you don't have to be loud to be able to be a role model You just have to show it Overall I rate this book a 45 stars because t it one of the best reads and I can relate to it a lot

  2. Helfren Filex Helfren Filex says:

    How to be a great teammate? I believe this book has a helpful guide as I navigate the world of teamworkship and hope it doesn't disappoint Teammate in the 20th century has larger than life impact than we realize The hat used to symbolizes the blue collar worker as a culture with the blue collar approachWell done is better than well saidThe story in the book focuses on George Sometimes it get really repetitive but I keep reading uite good anecdote but the repetition is really get on my nerves

  3. Dunori Dunori says:

    This was ahite its possible I may have liked it if I hadn’t already read a lot of books or seen a lot of movies that’s similar It’s still worth recommending though to anyone who thinks they may benefit from an inspirational push to do their best at whatever they are doing and being nice to others whom they might be doing them with

  4. Patrick Eagone Patrick Eagone says:

    I read this book over the summer for summer reading and while I had it I enjoyed most of it At some points in this book I found myself asking uestion and just in general being confused But overall I liked the story and would like to read similar books

  5. Andre Sokk Andre Sokk says:

    Awesome book We read it for our team in our offseason and it brought up a lot interesting point on how to be a good leader and a good teammate

  6. Luke Kerscher Luke Kerscher says:

    The Hard Hat 21 Ways to be a Great Teammate is a compelling story written by Jon Gordon George Boiardi was born on July 30 1981 He grew up in Washington DC and attended Landon School where he excelled academically and athletically earning eleven varsity letters His outstanding grades and undeniable athleticism landed the three sport athlete at Cornell University He Majored in history and was a part of their Men’s Lacrosse Team Sadly in March of 2004 George Boiardi died on the field his senior year Gordon uses Boiardi’s story to teach twenty one ways to be a great teammate and twenty one ways to work for your team He brings George’s friends and family’s thoughts into his book and they help tell the story and bring it into perspective For example Gordon met with Tim Kirchner George’s college teammate and he told him ”He never took a play off on or off the field As a result you always knew you could count on George” 57 Gordon uses a copious amount of touching uotes to teach his lessons and allow you to get to know George and his story He attended “21 Dinners” and met his coaches friends and family This helped him really be able to write about the inspiration George had on all of them In honor of George the lacrosse team gives a freshman player a hardhat to carry around for the season The hard hat is in all the team pictures and travels with the team everywhere The hard hat is given to the player who shows the most heart gives the most effort and most importantly tries to be the greatest teammate The hard hat means a whole lot to the team especially to anybody who knew George I would say there were definitely some positives and negatives to this book On the positive side I think this is a great book for athletes I chose to read this because I love sports and I thought it’d be cool to read about some ways to help your team Considering I play two team sports this was a great fit for me The lessons Gordon teaches make me feel the need to treat my teammates better Right now I’m a freshman in high school so I know just what it’s like to be the underclassman on the team One of my favorite stories that Gordon writes is about selfless leadership One night at a team dinner all the upperclassmen left leaving the freshmen with no rides George stayed back and fit twelve freshmen in the back of his Jeep Cherokee On the way home George got pulled over and the cop laughed when he saw twelve guys get out of the back one by one Gordon assures “But that’s how George was; he was there for everyone and wouldn’t leave anyone behind” 19 Most people wouldn’t let all of those teammates in their car especially some annoying freshmen On the negative side the book gets a little repetitive If you're looking for a book to keep you on the edge of your seat this wouldn’t be my first choice The plot doesn’t change much he just tells and about George’s life If you’re looking for a book that you want to get something out of I would definitely consider reading this one One of George’s former teammates Andrew Collins remembered “I would always look at George and say to myself he’s trying to be as good as he can be so I need to strive to be the best I can be” 49 This one really stuck with me When I’m in the weight room or when I’m running sprints with the team I’ll look around and see my teammates pushing themselves and tell myself that I’m not going to let them outwork me This forces me to keep pushing resulting in improvement Thanks to my hardworking teammates I train effectively I’m striving to be the teammate that everybody else looks at and thinks “I won’t let him outwork me” I can honestly say I think this book has made me better at getting better if that makes sense I recommend this book to anybody who wants to learn ways to better themselves or their team I believe it can really help you out in the real world

  7. John Diggins John Diggins says:

    The Hard Hat is a book written by Jon Gordon This book really pulls you in and makes you want to keep reading I would highly recommend this book because it shows you how to be a great teammate in anything you do and the right attitude to have when you live life The book is about a man named George Boiardo who goes to Cornell University to play college lacrosse George is the type of guy to go 110% at everything he does He leads with both his words and his actions If a guy was talking bad about someone else or saying mean things to someone George would stand up for the guy and defend him When the coach made him switch positions he didn’t argue at all or put up a fit it was just the type of guy he was This is why everybody had so much respect for him But one game he got hit with a ball straight to the chest and dies on the field It had all his teammates traumatized The team didn’t know If they wanted to continue the season because he died But the death of George helped the team come together and live as a family as George would have wanted The games went from being about winning to being about playing as a family and for a bigger purpose They would all play for George because they all knew that he would have done the same for him In this book a hard hat is a very big symbol Cornell lacrosse would give a hard hat to a freshman who worked the hardest out of the whole team The freshman would carry the hardhat around everywhere they go including games and practices If you got to carry it around it was a great honor When George was a freshman he had the hardhat because he outworked everybody on the team When he died the whole team got a hardhat patch with his number 21 on their jersey to always remember him Cornell lacrosse still continues this tradition to this day The Hard Hat shows you how to be a great teammate and a great person in life so that is why I would recommend this book It tells you the right way to live your life

  8. Juan Chavez Juan Chavez says:

    I am a big Jon Gordon fan Love his booksthis thoeh Not one of my favorites It is a great story of George and the 21 Dinners and other George inspired events However I found it to be very repetitive I thought this could have been a great blog post or short story I felt it was stretched to make it a bookSome uotes and big ideas from book1 As a team member one of the things you control each day is your effort Effort is a cornerstone value that you can control and allow oneself to be the best2 While well done is greater than well said don’t just show effort demand it vocally to your teammates3 The key to success is be a life long learner Stay humble and hungry along the way4 Try to be the best you can be Pursue excellence Give percent of yourself each opportunity you get5 Stay positive and spread that positivity6 Don’t complain7 Work hard for your team Put your team first Give credit where credit is due8 If you want commitment be committed9 Be consistent in your attitude effort and actions10 Before you expect the best of yourself you can expect the best from your team11 If you respect everyone they will respect you12 Be an energy fountain not a drain13 Without communication you can’t build trusting relationships14 Connect with your teammates Get to know them as people on and off the field15 Greatness is a focus a focus on making oneself better and ones team better16 Be selfless17 Show you care don’t just say how much you care18 Be a loyal friend to your teammates19 Love your team first Commit to that They will then love you back20 Be willing to sacrifice some of your wants for what the team needs21 Leave the place better than you found it

  9. Joey Gossett Joey Gossett says:

    The Hard Hat 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate is based off a true story and written by Jon Gordon This book retells the story of George Boiardi who played lacrosse at the University of Cornell During a lacrosse game in 2004 George suddenly collapsed on the field where a few minutes later he passed away Following his death the team imprinted the number 21 on a hardhat you would see a construction wear it is the hat on the cover of the book This hardhat symbolizes George himself and everything that he stood for The book focuses on 21 ways that George's life showed as an athlete parent employee manager or anyone else can become a better teammate No matter who you were or what your role was you could always do something better and work harderGordon does an excellent job writing this book You get a true feel of who George Boiardi really was and what he stood for Although he is no longer here Gordon does a great job of carrying on his legacy and providing us with this informationI gave this book 4 stars because this is something I try to live by and it is such a strong message You can always do better no matter how good you think you are doing there is always something you can improve on you should never take a day for granted and this book stresses that To be leader you have to lead all the time you can't take a second off because everyone is always looking up to you lead by example and thrive

  10. Karen Karen says:

    This will be a hard review to write as I read this for work This was a bit overboard on the sweetness scale but very inspirational A true story of George Boiardi who died on the Cornell lacrosse field on March 17th St Patrick's Day 2004 His family friends teammates coaches and many others have been touched by his life and death The lessons of being a lifelong learner having positive energy and leaving things better than found are three that resonate with me The once percent rule is something I will try to incorporate into my daily life By giving just a little time and energy each day annualized this will have a big effect This really goes well with doing the right thing at the right time in the right way

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