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Whale Done!

The Power of Positive Relationships

By Kenneth H. Blanchard,Ken Blanchard,Thad Lacinak,Chuck Tompkins,Jim Ballard

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| Hardcover | 9780743235389

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What do your people at work and your spouse and kids at home have in common with a five-ton killer whale? Probably a whole lot more than you think, according to top business consultant and mega-bestselling author Ken Blanchard and his coauthors fr Continue

What do your people at work and your spouse and kids at home have in common with a five-ton killer whale? Probably a whole lot more than you think, according to top business consultant and mega-bestselling author Ken Blanchard and his coauthors from SeaWorld. In this moving and inspirational new book, Blanchard explains that both whales and people perform better when you accentuate the positive. He shows how using the techniques of animal trainers -- specifically those responsible for the killer whales of SeaWorld -- can supercharge your effectiveness at work and at home.

When gruff business manager and family man Wes Kingsley visited SeaWorld, he marveled at the ability of the trainers to get these huge killer whales, among the most feared predators in the ocean, to perform amazing acrobatic leaps and dives. Later, talking to the chief trainer, he learned their techniques of building trust, accentuating the positive, and redirecting negative behavior -- all of which make these extraordinary performances possible. Kingsley took a hard look at his own often accusatory management style and recognized how some of his shortcomings as a manager, spouse, and father actually diminish trust and damage relationships. He began to see the difference between "GOTcha" (catching people doing things wrong) and "Whale Done!" (catching people doing things right).

In Whale Done!, Ken Blanchard shows how to make accentuating the positive and redirecting the negative the best tools to increase productivity, instead of creating situations that demoralize people. These techniques are remarkably easy to master and can be applied equally well at home, allowing readers to become better parents and more committed spouses in their happier and more successful personal lives.

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  • 1 person finds this helpful

    大約在一小時內就可以看完的小本書,卻隱藏了很多做人的哲理!

    主角因為事業及生活瓶頸,一個人到了海洋公園看鯨魚表演,意外遇到訓練師及顧問,教導他如何運用鯨魚訓練的哲學面對生活及事業。

    內容說實在的,老生常談,道理大家都懂,只是想要改變自己的態度去處理人際關係,畢竟是很大的挑戰,絕對不是如主角一樣一朝一夕可以達到的。

    很喜歡書中一段話:

    當愛麗絲走到一個岔口,看到那隻神秘的 Cheshire 貓坐在那裡,
    她問:「我應該走那一條路呢?」
    貓問她:「妳要去那裡?」
    愛麗絲說:「我不知道!」
    ...(continue)

    大約在一小時內就可以看完的小本書,卻隱藏了很多做人的哲理!

    主角因為事業及生活瓶頸,一個人到了海洋公園看鯨魚表演,意外遇到訓練師及顧問,教導他如何運用鯨魚訓練的哲學面對生活及事業。

    內容說實在的,老生常談,道理大家都懂,只是想要改變自己的態度去處理人際關係,畢竟是很大的挑戰,絕對不是如主角一樣一朝一夕可以達到的。

    很喜歡書中一段話:

    當愛麗絲走到一個岔口,看到那隻神秘的 Cheshire 貓坐在那裡,
    她問:「我應該走那一條路呢?」
    貓問她:「妳要去那裡?」
    愛麗絲說:「我不知道!」
    那隻貓馬上回答說:「那走那一條路都無所謂了!」

    ~愛麗絲夢遊奇境

    很令人省思,不是嗎!

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    Charisse Chu said on Aug 15, 2012 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    雖然是薄薄一本,卻頗有份量,讓人重新思考、反省自己平日的一些行為作風是否偏離了「鯨魚哲學」,其理念不管是放在工作、婚姻、親子,都很值得參考和實踐。自從參考書上的作法去試試看之後,真的改善了很多原先的問題,連心情都變好了呢!

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    翠絲塔書房 said on Jan 7, 2011 | Add your feedback

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    你今天讚美別人了嗎?簡單一句「嘿!做得好!」讓你和身邊的人都順利得意。

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    貓小姐 said on Jul 10, 2007 | Add your feedback

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