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Jonathan Raymond, founder & CEO of Refound, explores the journey of personal and professional leadership growth in his book Good Authority. Through anecdotes and real-life conversations, Jonathan shows readers that it’s possible to lead a team in a way that is both profoundly human and results-oriented—and that true culture change begins within each leader on a team.

“Good Authority is a modern classic, and it will redefine what it means to be the boss."

Seth Godin

Author, Entrepreneur

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50,000+

copies sold

4h 21m

listening time

14

chapters

180

pages

The Good Authority Manifesto

Preface

Jon Versus the Volcano

Introduction

Good Authority

Chapter 1

Why Should I Care?

Chapter 2

Borrowed Authority

Chapter 3

The Employee Engagement Fallacy

Chapter 4

From Strength to Growth

Chapter 5

Sweat the Small Stuff

Chapter 6

A New Agreement

Chapter 7

The Art of Cultural Listening

Chapter 8

Accountability, a Love Story

Chapter 9

Micromanagement Redefined

Chapter 10

The Perfect Conversation

Chapter 11

More Yoda, Less Superman

Chapter 12

Fixer, Fighter, or Friend?

Chapter 13

The Five Employee Archetypes

Chapter 14

Pull the Thread

What people are saying about Good Authority

Authority: Its more than being in charge
“This is one of the best leadership books I have read in the last year, but it is much more than a book about a system or method, it is a book about reaching into others, reaching into those we lead and manage every day and to help them become more of who they and who they can be. In some ways, this is a very "spiritual" book. It has a soul to it.

“Growth is a byproduct of health and this book points the way to becoming a healthy leader. The kind of leader your team is waiting for.”

Rob Jacobs

Amazon Verified Review

This book should be the bible for “effective leadership”
“Anyone who genuinely desires to better understand the underpinnings of influencing others to make positive change for the greater good would appreciate this read.

“The book offers a much-needed paradigm for unlocking the hidden potential in others. The structure is set up like a careful surgeon working from the inside-out starting with basic tenets and principles of the Good Authority manifesto.

“If you ever find yourself asking, ‘How can I offer the deepest part of my unique talent as a contribution to my community, work environment, or society at large?’…then let the Good Authority be your sherpa.”

Bryan Sykes

Amazon Verified Review

A must read for building leaders within your company
“So much of Good Authority speaks to the exact circumstances that I experience on a daily basis at my job. Full passages from the book read like transcripts of conversations I've had over and over again.

“But I've realized via Good Authority that being anti-confrontational and avoiding accountability is letting my team down. I care about my managers. I should care enough to help them see when they aren't helping themselves.”

Caleb Ross

Amazon Verified Review

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The Good Authority Manifesto

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Preface: Jon Versus the Volcano

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Introduction: Good Authority

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Chapter 1: Why Should I Care?
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Chapter 2: Borrowed Authority
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Chapter 3: The Employee Engagement Fallacy
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Chapter 4: From Strength to Growth
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Chapter 5: Sweat the Small Stuff
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Chapter 6: A New Agreement
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Chapter 7: The Art of Cultural Listening
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Chapter 8: Accountability, a Love Story
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Chapter 9: Micromanagement Redefined
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Chapter 10: The Perfect Conversation
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Chapter 11: More Yoda, Less Superman
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Chapter 12: Fixer, Fighter, or Friend?
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Chapter 13: The Five Employee Archetypes
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Chapter 14: Pull the Thread
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