Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh

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Hyperion, Jan 1, 2003 - Business & Economics - 122 pages
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The 'o-FISH!-al' follow-up to the phenomenal bestselling Fish! and Fish! Tales, Fish! Sticks is a stand-alone business parable that shows you how to come up with a vision for your business and how to keep it alive, vital, and renewed through tough times, such as turnover in management and staff or a troubled economy. Using the example of a hugely successful, fictional sushi restaurant as a model for a vision of continual renewal, Fish! Sticks employs the same kind of easy-to-read story that was used in Fish! to illustrate its three major principals of continued success: Commit, Be It, and Coach It.

When Stephanie, a new manager, takes over from a wildly popular and now promoted boss, she is faced with the problem of how to keep spirits up in a corporate unit that has, frankly, started to get bored and cranky and revert to its old ways. But then she visits the amazing Taka Sushi (formerly Taka Teriyaki), with its lines of customers cheerfully waiting for hours to get in. Soon, she realizes that the way to keep her employees motivated and her customers delighted can be learned from a bunch of waiters who teach one another everything they need to know. And when she finds out just how the owner of Taka knew to switch her main bill of fare from teriyaki to sushi long before anyone else, what she really discovers is the secret of keeping your work fresh.
  

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Review: Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh

User Review  - Kylie - Goodreads

The concepts in the book were relatively helpful, but the format was awful. It was written in a childish way that I found cringe-inducing. The "story" was so fundamentally lacking in anything of ... Read full review

Review: Fish! Sticks: A Remarkable Way to Adapt to Changing Times and Keep Your Work Fresh

User Review  - Wilton314 - Goodreads

Another great read, following on from Fish! and Fish! Tales. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
17
Section 4
41
Section 5
70
Section 6
80
Section 7
101
Section 8
103
Section 9
116
Section 10
119
Section 11
121
Section 12
123
Section 13
124
Section 14
125
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Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., is a filmmaker, graduate business school professor, and professional speaker. He runs a corporate membership seminar series as part of the Institute for Management Studies and leads the Institute for Creativity and Innovation at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. He lives in Minnesota.

Harry Paul is currently a full time motivational speaker. He lives in San Diego.

John Christensen, an award-winning filmmaker, lives is Minneapolis. He is now CEO of ChartHouse Learning Corporation, the leading producer of corporate learning films, including Fish!, the video, which has been adopted by thousands of corporations nationwide. He lives in Minnesota.

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