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

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Hachette Books, May 11, 2009 - Business & Economics - 112 pages
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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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User Review  - ecoprob - LibraryThing

The book essentially talks about one idea - 'Work made fun gets done.' In particular it deals with how to save the workplace from becoming a 'toxic energy dump'. The fish! Philosophy - 1. Bring the ... Read full review

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User Review  - wanderlustlover - LibraryThing

An amusing little anecdote that entertained me through work and explained the playful nature behind how my newest work is run. It's not too bad, even if the ending is a little too forced. Read full review

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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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