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The Hard Hat

21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


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

Customer Reviews


This book contains some of the most common-sense advice I've ever seen in print. The life of George Boiardi serves as a great example of being the best teammate, son, friend and leader for us all! This is a must-read for any athlete, coach or parent of either. Thank you, Jon Gordon!

An excuse for a book

This book felt like it was written by a 15 year old. It's about a boy named George who was a hard working lacrosse player that died in the fourth quarter of a game after being hit too hard in the chest. It seems like a tribute to him out of niceness and respect. It tells you to do as George did rather than explain how those actions work and how they can benefit you. If you're going to write a book like this, please don't waste our money and charge $10.99. If this were a $4.99 book I wouldn't be upset. But for $10.99 I could have bought a book that was actually impactful and well written.


This book is really inspirational. We need to have teams of any sport read this,and we need more people like George he is a hero in my book and inspirational to the world he should have had a longer life but he took one for the team that day god bless his family😊🙂

The Hard Hat
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  • $14.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Management & Leadership
  • Published: Apr 24, 2015
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Seller: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Print Length: 128 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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