FISH!, The national bestseller... inspired by the amazing learning film. By Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul and John Christensen
Imagine a workplace where everyone brings energy, passion, and a positive attitude to the job every day. In this engrossing parable, a fictional manager is charged with the responsibility of turning a chronically unenthusiastic and unhelpful department into an effective team. Across the street from her office is Seattle's world famous Pike Place Fish Market, successful thanks to its fun, bustling, joyful atmosphere and customer service. By ingeniously applying some simple lessons from Pike Place, she transforms her own workplace.
It's a wet, cold, dark day in Seattle, and on the third floor of First Guarantee Financial, people have stopped believing they can make a difference. Teamwork and customer service are a distant memory. The staff is so disconnected from their work that their area is known as the "Toxic Energy Dump."
Simple, practical wisdom from an unlikely source.
To new manager Mary Jane Ramirez, the challenge of bringing life back to the toxic energy dump seems overwhelming -- until she discovers a workplace down the street that's dramatically different from her own.
These employees are so alive, so joyful, so passionate and so fully present in every moment that people actually come just to watch them work! With nothing to lose, Mary Jane decides to seek help from these unlikely business consultants -- real-life fishmongers who transformed their once-dreary business with four simple but profound principles.
A new language for a new culture.
A moving parable about the power of personal choice, FISH! is the story of Mary Jane's journey of self-discovery. Along the way she and her team discover they have the power to create the workplace of their dreams through the choices they make every day. And now, each of us can make that same journey.
Hardcover: 110 pages