Gordon Training Books


Leader Effectiveness Training, L.E.T., Book

Leader Effectiveness Training, L.E.T., Book

By Dr. Thomas Gordon, hardcover

Revised and updated 25th anniversary edition. L.E.T. is the classic management guide that has helped countless corporations and private businesses including many Fortune 500 companies with its down-to-earth communication and conflict resolution skills. Now, this indispensable source has been newly revised with updated research and timely case studies.

The L.E.T. book is also available via iTunes and Kindle. (It’s also available in Spanish for Kindle through amazon).

Purchasing information:

You can call GTI to order the book (English hardcover, $24.95; Spanish softcover, $24.95): 800.628.1197, or find it here

(hardcover or Kindle) on amazon or any online bookseller.


Parent Effectiveness Training, P.E.T., Book

Parent Effectiveness Training, P.E.T., Book

By Dr. Thomas Gordon, softcover

Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) began in 1962 as the first national parent-training program to teach parents how to communicate more effectively with kids and offer step-by- step advice for resolving family conflicts so everybody wins. This beloved classic is the most studied, highly praised, and proven parenting program in the world. Revised and updated 30th anniversary edition.

The P.E.T. book is also available via iTunes and Kindle. (It’s also available in Spanish through GTI or amazon).

Purchasing information:

You can call GTI to order the book (English softcover, $15; Spanish softcover, $24.95; English version on CD, $29.95):

800.628.1197, or find it here (softcover or Kindle) on amazon or any online bookseller.


Teacher Effectiveness Training, T.E.T., Book

Teacher Effectiveness Training, T.E.T., Book

By Dr. Thomas Gordon, softcover

Re-discover the joy of teaching with improved teacher-student relationships. A blueprint of the communication and conflict resolution skills teachers need to have high quality relationships with their students so there will be less conflict and more teaching-learning time. T.E.T. is widely used in colleges and universities as a reference book for teachers-in-training, as well as being the text for the T.E.T. course. Revised and updated 2003 edition.

The T.E.T. book is available in softcover and Kindle. (It’s also available in Spanish through GTI).

Purchasing information:

You can call GTI to order the book (English softcover, $15; Spanish softcover, $24.95): 800.628.1197, or find it here

(softcover or Kindle) on amazon or any online bookseller.


Be Your Best Book

Be Your Best Book

By Linda Adams, M.A., softcover

The book for everyone who wants to build close relationships, achieve personal goals, build self-esteem and self-confidence. This easy-to-read book will also help you gain more control of your life. Please note: this is an adapted version of the book, Effectiveness Training for Women, E.T.W.

Purchasing information:

You can call GTI to order the book (English softcover, $14.95; Spanish softcover, $24.95): 800.628.1197, or find it here

(softcover) on amazon or any online bookseller. (It’s also available in Spanish for Kindle).


Teaching Children Self Discipline – Kindle Book

Teaching Children Self Discipline – Kindle Book

The author of the best-selling Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) shows why traditional disciplining doesn’t work at home or in the classroom, and how to change children’s behavior effectively using skills of cooperation instead.

Dr. Thomas Gordon addresses the number one concern of parents and teachers today – disciplining children. Drawing on published research findings as well as his own experience as a clinical psychologist, he makes a provocative case against punitive, power-based methods of discipline – which only cause new problems, from rebellion to depression – and advances a workable alternative. He debunks myths about praise and reward systems, too. Some will find it controversial, but parents and teachers frustrated by the failure of “dare to discipline” and “tough love” style approaches will welcome Dr. Gordon’s arguments and embrace the alternative he describes.

Gordon discards the notion that adults must be either strict or permissive with children, offering a third approach that results in solutions and agreements that meet the needs of both adult and child. Under its influence, children learn the all-important skills of self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and consideration of others. Kids also enjoy a greater self-esteem – essential to positive mental health and scholastic achievement.

Passionate and persuasive, this book will change not only the way you approach disciplining children but very likely the whole texture of your relationship with them – for the better.

Purchasing information:

This book is only available on Kindle ($9.95)


Dr. Thomas Gordon Autobiography

Autobiography of Thomas Gordon e-Book

By Dr. Thomas Gordon

For over 50 years Dr. Thomas Gordon has been teaching people in the workplace, at home and at schools how to have more effective relationships. In this e-Book, Dr. Gordon looks inward and chronicles events in his life that influenced his thinking and how they lead to the development of his Effectiveness Training model of human relationships. This is an e-Book and will be delivered via email as an Adobe PDF within one business day.

Purchasing information:

This e-book is only available through GTI ($5.95): 800.628.1197

(You will receive a protected PDF file.)