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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (782 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ken Blanchard Narrator: Tony Roberts Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What do employees and coworkers have in common with a five-ton killer whale? A whole lot more than you think, according to the mega-best-selling author Ken Blanchard and his coauthors from SeaWorld.

Whales respond best to positive reinforcement. So do humans. In this moving and inspirational audiobook, Blanchard explains 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 lead huge killer whales in performing 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 positive reinforcement and redirection can help increase productivity. These techniques are remarkably easy to master and can be applied equally well at home, allowing listeners to become better parents and more committed spouses and have happier personal lives.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stephanie Coley | 2/18/2014

    " Great book that helps in the work place as a leader as well as at home. Good study of how pointing out the positives in someone reinforces that behavior while redirecting the negative will teach in a more positive way than the traditional method of criticizing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hung Nguyen | 2/7/2014

    " What a great book on the power of positive relationship. It's just short and concise. We can apply the philosophy and take it into practice with not only in the workplace but in our daily life, our beloved family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Janet | 1/31/2014

    " Pithy, but clever, and just a bit cheesy, but the simple truths provided can't be argued--though how to achieve them were downplayed. I'm not a big fan of allegory or metaphor, but if we teachers, parents, and managers want to train our people to be like the Seaworld employees who train Shamu (or vice versa), then this is the book for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mamoon Staya | 1/31/2014

    " easy read and great book "

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