By Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul and John Christensen. FISH! isn't just about work. It's about making every moment of your life count. Readers use its. We offer several best-sellers to help you bring the wisdom of The FISH! Philosophy to the pages of your life. They're a perfect way to supplement or reinforce. Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude to the job every day. Imagine an environment in.

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    The Fish! Philosophy (styled FISH! Philosophy), modeled after the Pike Place Fish Market, is a From the film, a book entitled Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost. Fish: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results [Stephen C. Lundin, Harry Paul, John Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Editorial Reviews. Review. Here's another management parable that draws its But this book is not just about selling fish; it's a love story that can happen in your organisation too. book place fish third floor highly recommend way to boost fish philosophy improve results remarkable way morale and improve.

    History[ edit ] On a visit to Seattle in , John Christensen, owner of ChartHouse Learning, observed fish sellers at Pike Place Fish Market , tossing trout and salmon through the air of the market providing high energy which energized many pedestrians passing by on their lunch breaks. Christensen noticed the actual work of selling fish was repetitive, cold and exhausting. It occurred to him that the fishmongers might not enjoy every part of their job, but they chose to bring joy to how they approached it. They also sold a lot of fish. He asked the fishmongers if he could film them and they agreed. Lee Copeland Gladwin reports the events at hand spawned a film entitled Fish to be released, June John Christensen created the Fish Philosophy in

    I'm usually up to give read just about anything, and neither volume extended much beyond pages. When I asked him about fish, he casually explained that it was a book on how to brainwash your employees. Not sure he read I don't know if I've ever heard so much negative feedback on a book that no one's actually read. Not sure he read it honestly, but then again I'm not even sure the people who hand out these books actually believe its message.

    I guess what I'm getting at is the corporate world is full of misanthropes. While the notion of using a story as a framework for a message of corporate betterment probably didn't start with this book, it seems like it definitely gave it a bit more ground in popularity. It's a sugar pill meant to push about a page-worth of data down the throat of lower level management.

    It's rotten for proving that you're right. When you create the scenario you guarantee success for the avatars of your chosen methods. Everyone who disagrees becomes a straw man you can set ablaze. We can choose the attitude we bring to our work.

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    The risk of doing nothing is greater than the risk of acting. Respect your creative urges. Your choices are as authentic as you are. Provide motivation, and persist with faith. At the Pike Place Fish Market, a character named Wolf had been on the road to a career as a professional race car driver.

    Following a serious accident he wallowed in self-pity and his girlfriend left him and friends stopped calling. He realized he had an important choice to make - live fully, or let life slip away in a series of missed opportunities.

    Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results by Stephen C. Lundin

    You can be serious about your work without taking yourself too seriously. This business pays a lot of salaries, and we take the business seriously, but we discovered we could be serious about business and still have fun with the way we conduct business. Wild Wadi Water Park, in Dubai , United Arab Emirates, uses the video and principles in the socialization process of each of its new hires.

    The employees also continue to live by its principles under the initiative of the current General Manager , who makes sure that his management style both reflects these principles and that his employees are also working in an environment that allows them to simultaneously have fun and be productive. A visible indicator of this is the team video produced for the Wild Wadi's version of the Harlem Shake song. On his last visit, the team excitedly welcomed him into the office to renew his Ontario Health Card.

    The sudden change in the attitude of the staff was all thanks to the implementation of the fish philosophy in day-to-day operations of the business. This decision came about as a result of the lack of motivation in a certain division of the company. Employees selected music for common areas and the dress code was relaxed.

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

    Managers worked to Be There by asking employees for their ideas on improving the business. Philosophy to build supportive relationships with students and help students practice personal responsibility.

    Both are keys in creating effective classrooms. Philosophy is thought to spark creativity in the schoolhouse and the workplace. This asymmetrical power relationship is implicit in Fish!

    We are the ones that things are done to.

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