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Fish! Tales: Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life Hardcover – Bargain Price, March 31, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
I personally think that reading the original book first is best. Just my opinion.
If you choose to read the original book (only 130 pages or so) you understand the basic principles of the FISH! Philosophy and what the goals are. The goals of this book are the same as the first........As the authors put it in the first book "Enclosed are the keys to creating an innovative and accountable work environment where a playful, attentive, and engaging attitude leads to more energy, enthusiasm, productivity, and creativity."
Doesn't that line above ring of salesmanship? The authors are selling to senior managers the supposed benefits of their book...just something to think about...
While FISH! was written in a parable (short story using fictional characters) format FISH TALES is not. This book is much different than the first and I personally enjoyed this book much more than FISH!
In this book the four points to the philosophy are repeated.
The four key points of the philosophy are:
* Play - have fun and create energy at home or at the office.
* Make their day - how can you engage fellow employees, customers and make each other's day?
* Be Present - How can you make sure you are fully available and aware during conversations with people? It is about create a greater sense of intimacy between individuals.
* Choose Your Attitude - Each day you choose how you are going to act or which "side of the bed" you wake up on.Read more ›
Yet is it all true?
After reading these books, I realized that even serving for 7 years in as disparate a profession as law enforcement, my partners and I saw this magic frequently in our own strange world... A sort of Fish Market in Jail. "Being there", one of the core principles in the books, left even prisoners such as a shoplifter I recall amazed and tearful that someone would actually pay full, respectful attention to him. He never quite encountered it in a restaurant or a store, so how surprised he was to find it in jail. He knew that he had done wrong and was not interested in wasting his efforts in arguing the fact... but, while in the processing center of the jail, I was simply fulfilling my professional duties of fingerprinting and photographing... and within that simple moment of time in a cramped processing cell, I was free to glimpse the magic described in these books.. our own version of tossing fish and playing with crawdads.
The sense of wonder alone makes these books a must... especially when you believe it can be true in your own world.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great read whether you are in leadership classes or are in a position to be led. Definitely a good read for anyone new to leadership.Published 4 months ago by Amuhzon
Great series of books to help with team building and management in any environment. Helps create a healthy work environment.Published 6 months ago by Trisha Anderson
Excellent motvational book. We are using it for a book club at work. it tells a great story and inspires ideas we can implement to havemore fun at work.Published 16 months ago by Paula Patrick
Fish Tales deserves five stars for all the documented companies brave enough to say, "We are sick and tired of being sick and tired, something needs to change! Read morePublished on March 6, 2014 by Debra Olejownik
So easy to read and brings real life examples from the workplace and makes it fun! Definitely a book to share with your team at work and gets you motivated to look outside of the... Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Thomas E Fontaine
This was a great and easy read with practical suggestions that anyone can apply to improve the quality of their work experience.Published on October 8, 2013 by Cheryl Thompson