Fish!: A Remarkable Way To Boost Morale And Improve Results

Hardcover | March 8, 2000

byStephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, Harry Paul

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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.

A powerful parable that will help you see your life and work in a new way.


It's a rainy day in Seattle, and on the third floor of First Guarantee Financial, people have stopped believing they can make a difference. To new manager Mary Jane Ramirez, the challenge of bringing life back to her unenthusiastic and unmotivated team seems impossible, until she discovers an incredibly successful workplace down the street where the employees are so alive and passionate that people stop just to watch them work!


FISH! is the remarkable story of what happens when Mary Jane seeks the help of these unlikely business "experts" and learns their secret: four simple practices that, when applied daily, help anyone to be more energized, effective, and fulfilled.


Filled with inspiration and timeless wisdom that will resonate with anyone in any field or career level, it's easy to see why FISH! is one of the most popular business parables of all time. People in organizations around the world use its practical lessons to improve customer service, build trust and teamwork, bolster leadership, and increase employee satisfaction. They also use the lessons to strengthen personal relationships, fulfill lifelong dreams, and realize their ambitions.


FISH! will help you discover the amazing power that is already inside you to make a positive difference-wherever you are in life.


Based on a bestselling ChartHouse training video which has been adopted by corporations including Southwest Airlines, Sprint, and Nordstrom.

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  All is not well at Seattle’s Pike Palace Market; production is plummeting and morale is at an all-time low. When the management tells Mary Jane Ramirez to sort their company out, she knows that she has a grim task ahead of her. But before long, she’s working miracles with the help of head fishmonger Lonnie ... and delivering results...

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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.A powerful parable that will help you see your life and work in a new way. It's a rainy day in Seattle, and on the third floor of First Guarantee Financial, people have stopped believing they can...

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 c...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 0.5 inPublished:March 8, 2000Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0786866020

ISBN - 13:9780786866021

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent read Excellent book...great philosophy's to apply to work and everyday life!!!
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent read Excellent book...great philosophy's to apply to work and everyday life!!!
Date published: 2014-05-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Storybook disguised as business sense OK from a top-down motivational perspective. Kudos to the author for making it short. Normally short books are content heavy, but this was (surprisingly) a storybook format. In terms of concrete suggestions and results to get employees engaged, look elsewhere. Reading this book is like having someone tell you to walk to Kansas. Why? Because Kansas is great! Everyone wants to go to Kansas! But this person won't tell you where Kansas is, how you know you've got there, and whether you'll ever really get there given your (limited) time and resources. It's a short and very easy read, but also an hour of my time I'll never get back.
Date published: 2013-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from You Get What You Fished For Really great quick read. I sat down one evening feeling the need to change my perspective a little at the work place and this was inspirational in many ways. Gae me some motivation to reflect on myself and my workplace and make a simple change. Quick read, great tools. It wasn't burdensome and was an actively engaging book for the hour.
Date published: 2011-12-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good workplace recommendation. Thanks boss. Fish is written as a personal parable much in the fashion of Ishmael, making the structure and information much easier to digest and relate to. A well chosen story path displaying many traits, doubts, and questions, which readers can see themselves in. Not epiphanic, but still uplifting.
Date published: 2007-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What we all need! Fish! is a reminder of some tools that we all learned at some point but forgot along the way. It's very practical and will work in EVERY workplace.
Date published: 2006-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One for the team! This is one for everyone...not just the management or owners. Our staff became fish fans and took the message throughout the office every day. Not just a great read, but a practical, inspiring and real life message for the whole team.
Date published: 2006-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must read for all managers! Adopting the Fish philosophy is probably the best thing a company can do, after reading this I wanted to have all my colleagues read the book. Looking forward to reading Phish sticks
Date published: 2005-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have book for anyone with employees! This is a very easy to read account of how to take your business from glum and ho hum to happy and productive. I highly recomend this one and think it has thing to benefit all businesses and managers.
Date published: 2005-07-29

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  All is not well at Seattle’s Pike Palace Market; production is plummeting and morale is at an all-time low. When the management tells Mary Jane Ramirez to sort their company out, she knows that she has a grim task ahead of her. But before long, she’s working miracles with the help of head fishmonger Lonnie ... and delivering results that nobody could have expected. Fish! is a hilarious new book of management parables that not only takes on proverbial management wisdom, but comes out on top.