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3.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 53.71 out of 5 3.71 (14 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles Narrator: Agnes Herrmann Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN: 9780739376454
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Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles, co-authors of the New York Times business bestsellerRaving Fans, are back with Gung Ho!-an invaluable management tool that outlines foolproof ways to increase productivity by fostering excellent morale in the workplace. Through the inspirational story of business leaders, the revolutionary technique of Gung Ho!is revealed in three simple, yet amazingly powerful principles:

The Spirit of the Squirrel: Practice worthwhile work
The Way of the Beaver: Be in control of achieving the goal
The Gift of the Goose: Cheer each other on

Destined to become a classic, Gung Ho! also includes a clear game plan with a step-by-step outline for instituting these groundbreaking ideas that boost enthusiasm and performance and usher in astonishing results for any organization. Whether your organization consists of one or is listed in the Fortune 500, this AudioBook ensures Gung Ho! employees committed to success. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Gung Ho! shows in three easy steps how to release the energy and enthusiasm of your whole team and focus it on success. A great book.”

    Stephen R. Covey, New York Times bestselling author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • Gung Ho! will become the preeminent book in energizing and empowering people.”

    Harvey Mackay, New York Times bestselling author of Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door

  • Gung Ho! will make a difference in your life and in the lives of all of those you have the privilege to touch.”

    Anthony Robbins, author of Awaken the Giant Within

  • “An invaluable tool.”

    Sally Gore, human resources leader, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jmajors | 5/9/2011

    " Another leadership fable, Changed the way I deal with customers, expanded my view of who the customer is and how to make raving fans instead of merely satisfied customers "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 1/27/2011

    " I read this several years ago and liked it a lot more then. The premise is still great, and the takeaway is obvious, but I didn't love it as much this time for whatever reason. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/22/2010

    " How do I get and keep customers? Like this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betsy | 12/5/2010

    " Great book. A must read & buy to anyone who deals with customers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grace | 11/5/2010

    " Because my boss told me to. Glad it was short. I did wish the grocery store in the book actually existed. Can you imagine valet parking at a grocery store? Sounds great to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 10/30/2010

    " An easy read with some excellent philosophies about customer service. Simplistic and inspiring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 10/15/2010

    " A simple story with basic ideas, and a very fast read. But just as with the One Minute Manager, simple ideas are usually the best. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 9/21/2010

    " The answer to business demand - be remarkable. Told in true storytelling genius, these titles of Ken Blanchard are all you ever need to know about life, business and the cycle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 9/10/2010

    " A somewhat simplistic approach to customer service. Written in a light heartened style it provides simple, thought provoking guidelines to improve business operations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 8/9/2010

    " A little bit silly, but still this book has some valuable advice to offer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 8/2/2010

    " a fast read, worth checking out "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jeff | 7/9/2010

    " God, management books are terrible. If you need a book to help you manage... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 6/22/2010

    " Cute, short story. Learend a lot about running a business "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 4/7/2010

    " I read this for work -- in case that wasn't incredibly obvious. A very common sense approach, but also insightful. Definitely advice I would keep in mind if I ever went into business for myself. "

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About the Author

Kenneth Blanchard is a distinguished speaker and author. Known for his groundbreaking work in the fields of leadership and management, he is the cofounder and chief spiritual officer of the Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm. He is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The One Minute Manager and has written numerous bestselling books, including Raving Fans, Gung Ho!, and Whale Done! He has received numerous awards for his work and has been inducted into Amazon’s Hall of Fame as one of the top twenty-five bestselling authors of all time.

About the Narrator

Agnes Herrmann is an actress, voice actress, and audiobook narrator. She has appeared in such films as The Road, Never Escape, and Tomorrow You’re Gone. Among her audiobook readings are Titch by Pat Hutchins and Illumination Night by Alice Hoffman.