Gung Ho!

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Harper Collins, Oct 8, 1997 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business bestseller Raving Fans, are back with Gung Ho! Here is an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. It is a must-read for everyone who wants to stay on top in today's ultra-competitive business world.

Raving Fans taught managers how to turn customers into full-fledged fans. Now, Gung Ho! brings the same magic to employees. Through the inspirational story of business leaders Peggy Sinclair and Andy Longclaw, Blanchard and Bowles reveal the secret of Gung Ho--a revolutionary technique to boost enthusiasm and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization. The three principles of Gung Ho are:

  • The Spirit of the Squirrel
  • The Way of the Beaver
  • The Gift of the Goose

These three cornerstones of Gung Ho are surprisingly simple and yet amazingly powerful. Whether your organization consists of one or is listed in the Fortune 500, this book ensures Gung Ho employees committed to success.

Gung Ho! also includes a clear game plan with a step-by-step outline for instituting these groundbreaking ideas. Destined to become a classic, Gung Ho! is a rare and wonderful business book that is packed with invaluable information as well as a compelling, page-turning story.

Management legend Ken Blanchard and master entrepreneur Sheldon Bowles are back with Gung Ho!, revealing a surefire way to boost employee enthusiasm, productivity, and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization.

Raving Fans brilliantly schooled managers on how to turn customers into raving fans. Gung Ho! now brings the same magic to employees. Here is the story of how two managers saved a failing company and turned in record profits with record productivity. The three core ideas of Gung Ho! are surprisingly simple: worthwhile work guided by goals and values; putting workers in control of their production; and cheering one another on. Their principles are so powerful that business leaders, reviewing the manuscript for Ken and Sheldon, have written to say, "Sorry. Ignored instructions. Have photocopied for everyone. I promise to buy books, but can't wait. We need now!" Like Raving Fans, Gung Ho! delivers.


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User Review  - Krishna Kumar - Goodreads

A very simplistic understanding of how business works. The author uses a story to illustrate the theme of group work and enthusiasm, some concepts of which have their place at the worker and foreman level. But of course, real business management requires more work. Read full review

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User Review  - Eshwar Andhavarapu - Goodreads

Short - gets the point across, but not the most inspiring. Eg I get the value of Gung Ho! but doesn't mean like I feel like being Gung Ho! Read full review


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Page 1 - The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.
Page 96 - This is the day which the LORD hath made ; Let us rejoice and be glad in it...
Page 97 - In other words, rule number one means know what you're going to do and how you're going to do it.
Page 56 - Spirit of the Squirrel: WORTHWHILE WORK 1. Knowing we make the world a better place. 2. Everyone works toward a shared goal. 3. Values guide all plans, decisions, and actions.
Page 2 - It didn't take a genius to see why productivity was so low. The company treated the raw material piled in the yard better than it treated the workers.
Page 189 - To find out more about having Sheldon Bowles speak to your convention, or work with your company, please contact: Ode to Joy Limited...
Page 187 - ... Diego. Sheldon Bowles is a successful entrepreneur. New York Times and Business Week bestselling author, and noted speaker. He began his career as a newspaper reporter, became vice president of Royal Canadian Securities, and then president and CEO of Do mo Gas.
Page 186 - Blanchard's impact as a writer in the field of management has been especially far-reaching. The bestselling business book of all time. The One Minute Manager* (1982), coauthored with Spencer Johnson, has sold over nine million copies and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.
Page vii - Now a promise made is a debt unpaid . . . —ROBERT W. SERVICE "The Cremation of Sam McGee" Tuesday I made my promise to Andy Longclaw.
Page 51 - to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

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Ken Blanchard is an international bestselling author and motivational speaker whose books, including The One Minute Manager«, The One Minute Entrepreneur™, and Leading at a Higher Level, have sold more than eighteen million copies in thirty languages. He lives in San Diego, California.

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