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Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and…

Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results

by Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen (Author), Harry Paul (Author)

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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. ( )
  wanderlustlover | Jul 24, 2013 |
Data-Wave: management inspiration: be there, play, something else(?)
  FKarr | Apr 5, 2013 |
Had to read this one for a work project. Still worthwhile info. ( )
  SuziQoregon | Mar 31, 2013 |
I like the concepts, though I found the story to be a bit lacking. We've instituted these practices at work and I've got to say that I'm enjoying it. Having fun at work is HUGELY important and this book teaches to that concept. ( )
  slarsoncollins | Mar 31, 2012 |
A condenscending little book that takes you for an idiot. Which is very unfortunate, because the message is important. The ideas could have been presented in 10 minutes on two sheets of paper - but then Lundin wouldn@t have made a fortune. ( )
  petterw | Jun 12, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0786866020, Hardcover)

Here's another management parable that draws its lesson from an unlikely source--this time it's the fun-loving fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Fish! the heroine, Mary Jane Ramirez, recently widowed and mother of two, is asked to engineer a turnaround of her company's troubled operations department, a group that authors Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen describe as a "toxic energy dump." Most reasonable heads would cut their losses and move on. Why bother with this bunch of losers? But the authors don't make it so easy for Mary Jane. Instead, she's left to sort out this mess with the help of head fishmonger Lonnie. Based on a bestselling corporate education video, Fish! aims to help employees find their way to a fun and happy workplace. While some may find the story line and prescriptions--such as "Choose Your Attitude," "Make Their Day," and "Be Present"--downright corny, others will find a good dose of worthwhile motivational management techniques. If you loved Who Moved My Cheese? then you'll find much to like here. And don't worry about Mary Jane and kids. Fish! has a happy ending for everyone. --Harry C. Edwards

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A guide to improving the atmosphere at work, given in the format of a novel: a fictional manager learns how to improve her co-workers' morale and production by following the lead of the remarkably energetic Pike Place Fish market in Seattle.

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