Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

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Hyperion, May 11, 2009 - Business & Economics - 112 pages
446 Reviews
Over 5 Million Copies Sold Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude to the job every day.

Imagine an environment in which people are truly connected to their work, to their colleagues, and to their customers.

In this engrossing parable, a fictional manager is charged with the responsibility of turning a chronically unenthusiastic and unhelpful department into an effective team. Across the street from her office is Seattles very real Pike Place Fish Market, world famous and wildly successful thanks to its fun, bustling, joyful atmosphere and customer service. By applying ingeniously simple lessons learned from the actual Pike Place fishmongers, our manager learns how to energize those who report to her and effect an astonishing transformation in her workplace. Addressing todays work issues (including employee retention and burnout) with an engaging metaphor and an appealing message that applies to any sector of any organization, Fish! offers wisdom that is easy to grasp, instantly applicable, and profoundthe hallmarks of a true business classic.

Based on a bestselling ChartHouse training video which has been adopted by corporations including Southwest Airlines, Sprint, and Nordstrom.

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Remarkable book...very well written and easy to read. - Goodreads
This book was kind of boring throughout the plot. - Goodreads
A wonderful example of powerful corporate storytelling. - Goodreads
It's good advice, but widely unremarkable. - Goodreads
Good illustrations and thoughts. - Goodreads
A bad ending can ruin a book and that happened here. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

This was required reading for work - and we have a seminar on it later this week, so you can imagine my enthusiasm. It's a quick read, but there's not anything in here that's new - it's about choosing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Debbie - Goodreads

Nothing new or earthshaking here...but it doesn't hurt to remember that attitude plays a big role in everything we do. Read full review

About the author (2009)

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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