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  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing; New edition edition (March 6 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857883268
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857883268
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 118 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #244,021 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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HOW DO THEY DO THAT? A collective gasp rose from a crowd of over three thousand spectators as they thrilled to the amazing performances of leaping killer whales. Read the first page
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Format: Hardcover
Give yourself...or better yet your co-workers, family and friends a Whale Done.
Who would have thought that you could use whales as an example of how to make positive relationships, but leave it to Ken Blanchard, the master of the story to do it.
Whale Done is a great story with insightful application. It follows those concepts that they use at Sea World to train the Killer whales. The books uses an effective illustration of this training to teach you how to improve all your relationships that you have and to become more productive while your at it.
The Whale Done Approach is rather simple, but powerful. Build trust, accentuate the positive, and when mistakes occur, redirect the energy.
So how do you do this? Ken points out that you build trust by being sincere and honest. This is important because people know when you are not. You have to show people also that you mean no harm and you have to realize that building trust takes time. This is similar to the Emotional Bank account that Stephen Covey talks about in the 7 Habits. When you value the relationship by building trust you make deposits, but when you make a mistake or blunder you make a BIG withdrawal.
Accentuating the positive is done for a rather intriguing reason, as Ken points out, the more attention you pay to what someone is doing, whether it is right or wrong, the more that behavior will get repeated. So it is important to accentuate the positive to reinforce the positive behavior in others.
Redirecting energy requires several different parts. First and foremost, Ken indicates that you have to catch people doing things right rather than always finding what they are doing wrong. This way you encourage people to continue to do right things and help with the first part, building trust.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dizziey on June 19 2004
Format: Hardcover
"Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships" by Ken Blanchard talks about the importance of building trust, accentuating the positive side of things and redirecting the energy when mistakes are made. According to Blanchard, it is crucial to provide recognition appropriately to either co-workers or family members. He uses the example of training the killer whale, Shamu at the SeaWorld. When it comes to training killer whales, trainers have to reward the whales when they do something right to reinforce the same behaviors and that it is basically useless to punish killer whales if they make mistakes.
I think this is an okay read because there are basically nothing new here. However, I do like the "training of killer whales" illustrations that help to reinforce what Blanchard is saying - rewarding animals/people appropriately. Like a few reviewers here, I do prefer "Who Moved My Cheese?" and "Fish!" better. I also agree that some of the lines in "Whale Done!" are sort of cheesy. It's basically an okay read.
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By Rolf Dobelli on June 7 2004
Format: Hardcover
Ken Blanchard of One-Minute Manager fame draws on the positive training techniques that SeaWorld whale trainers use to get their whales to want to perform. Although using whale training as a teaching model is a unique twist on the literature about training and motivating employees, the material itself is not nearly as exotic. Much of it draws upon traditional principles for getting along with others, such as building trust, emphasizing the positive and redirecting undesired actions into more productive channels. If you've read Blanchard's previous book about being aware when people do something right so you can praise them, some of this content will seem familiar, though he says this is his "most important" book. The story line tracks mythical businessman Wes Kingley's discussions with whale trainers who reveal what they do to train their creatures, gradually, carefully and with real warmth. These conversations blow some very basic points up to whale-size, but Blanchard writes with charm. We recommend this splashy manual, the first course in Whale Psyc 101.
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Written as a fictional story with unnatural dialogue, very simplistic message, does not even scratch the surface of human motivation. Nothing new here, this would not even be noticed as an article by a popular magazine. A typical example of low content book that is no more than a streched and pumped-up 4-page article. Nuff said. Leave on the shelves.
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Format: Hardcover
To you if you've picked up a copy of Ken Blanchard's book. It could be the first step toward improving your relationships both at work and at home.
Ken demonstrates how the concepts used by trainers at Sea World-build trust, accentuate the positive and, when mistakes occur, redirect the energy-can be utilized to improve our relationships-both personal and professional-and become more productive while doing it.
When Wes Kingsley opted for a trip to Sea World rather than one of the other activities offered during his business conference, he had no idea how educated he'd become. He sat in awe as he witnessed such incredible performances by these killer whales. He was so intrigued that, following the show he sought out the chief trainer, Dave Yardley, to find out exactly how he got these animals to do such amazing performances.
Dave told him how they have to build trust with the whales-you don't want to get in the water with these killers! You have to be sincere and honest, and your motives may be questioned initially depending on the relationship you're trying to repair or improve. This will take some time. Be patient! Next, he told him how and why they pay a lot of attention to what the whale does correctly. Progress is constantly being noticed, acknowledged and rewarded. The more you pay attention to what people are doing right, the more that behavior will be repeated. Even if things aren't exactly right, praise progress, set them up for success and build from there, or accentuate the positive. And, when the whale doesn't perform his task correctly, they immediately redirect his behavior elsewhere. You have to focus on the behavior and not the person. When a good performance is followed by something positive, naturally people want to continue that behavior.
In Whale Done! Ken does an incredible job in showing how simplistic his concepts are, and how readily they can be applied both at work and at home.
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