How is it they can get the most feared predator in the ocean to urinate on cue, and we can't get our son to stand up and pee into the toilet. Amy Sheldrake's new job at Aqua World, a fictitious marine park in Key West, is one of learning the ropes to become a trainer of killer whales. As the working mother of two-year-old Josh, she is likewise challenged on the home front. Readers of Amy's story share her discovery of how the philosophy of Whale Done animal training can be put into practice in her job as a parent. Once Amy and her husband Matt get the hang of the Whale Done principles, they're able to bring them to bear on bedtime routines, dealing with tantrums, introducing new foods, teaching Josh to share, avoiding overuse of the word No, learning to care for a pet, and instituting time-outs.Whale Done is much more than a set of techniques; it is a way of looking at people and seeing the best that is in them. Great leaders, saints and sages have developed this skill. Since most of us parents are less advanced than those paragons, we need a primer for how to bring out the best in our children.
Author: Kenneth Blanchard
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2003-02-03
Genre: Business & Economics
A compendium of straightforward techniques on how to accentuate the positive and redirect the negative, increasing productivity at work and at home. 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.
THE WHALE DONE SCHOOL is the third in the Whale Done! series, focusing the proven power of positive attention on the process of educating children. Based on an actual school-turnaround story, the fable demonstrates how students' behavior and academic performance improves dramatically when teachers systematically employ the science of training killer whales -- i.e., building trust, giving lots of attention to what their students do right, and redirecting wrong behavior to positive outcomes.
Author: Kelly E. Middleton
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Release Date: 2018-07-12
When was the last time you reflected on the quality of customer service your school gives to your students? As alternate forms of education become more prominent, public education faces the challenge of losing its best and brightest students to the competition. Competing for Kids is a full-service manual for giving great customer service throughout your school district. By implementing the concepts in this book, public schools can become more appealing and more successful in retaining and attracting students. Competing for Kids teaches: How the best companies use customer service to compete at the highest levelHow these twenty-one business concepts can help public schools better compete with other forms of educationHow to develop a district-wide customer service plan for all staff members working in the public school arena
Presents low-cost and morale-boosting ideas for group and individual recognition, new year starters, fun activities throughout the year, year-end treats, staff meetings, celebrations, holidays, and winter break.
Author: Stedman Graham
Publisher: FT Press
Release Date: 2012-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics
Know who you are and what you stand for—and use that knowledge to become a truly great leader! Four great books help you become a more focused, honorable, successful leader! In Identity: Your Passport to Success, Stedman Graham reveals why success in life flows from establishing your authentic identity: first, within yourself, and then outside, in the world. Graham provides a working definition of identity, shares powerful insights about why it’s so important, offers a process and structure for your own journey, and introduces his patented 9 Step Plan for SuccessTM. In Leading at a Higher Level, Revised and Expanded Edition, the legendary Ken Blanchard and his colleagues bring together everything they’ve learned about world-class leadership. Discover how to create targets and visions based on the “triple bottom line,” and make sure people know who you are, where you’re going, and the values that will guide your journey. In Winners Never Cheat, Jon M. Huntsman shows how to succeed at the top, without sacrificing principles that make life worth living. Huntsman personally built a $12 billion company from scratch, the old-fashioned way: with integrity. Now, he tells you how he did it, and how you can, too. Finally, in Moral Intelligence 2.0, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel demonstrate why sustainable optimal business performance requires superior moral and emotional competencies. Using new case studies, they identify connections between moral intelligence and higher levels of trust, engagement, retention, and innovation. Readers will find specific guidance on moral leadership in both large organizations and entrepreneurial ventures, plus a new step-by-step plan for measuring and strengthening organizational integrity, responsibility, compassion, forgiveness, and more. From world-renowned experts in team building and team leadership, including Stedman Graham, Ken Blanchard, Jon M. Huntsman, Doug Lennick, and Fred Kiel
Author: Ken Blanchard
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
Release Date: 2003-03-18
Genre: Business & Economics
Die richtige Motivation - das ist der Schlüssel zum Erfolg! Wie man mit einfachen Strategien Energie und Begeisterung vermittelt, zeigt der Bestseller-Autor Ken Blanchard in einem völlig neuen Ansatz. Sein Konzept basiert auf den viel versprechenden Methoden erfahrener Wal-Trainer, denen es scheinbar mühelos gelingt, die gewaltigen Meeresriesen zu ungeahnten Spitzenleistungen anzuspornen. Das Geheimnis ihres Erfolges: Schaffe Vertrauen, entdecke das Positive, stärke es - dann kommt der Erfolg (fast) von allein! Ein völlig neues Konzept zum Thema Motivation, das zeigt, wie man ohne große Mühe Energie und Begeisterung freisetzen und jedes Team auf Erfolgskurs bringen kann - ob im Beruf oder im Privatleben.
Author: Scott Kraus
Publisher: Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2003
The North Atlantic right whale is the most endangered large whale in the oceans today. This is a story of science and rediscovery, of survival and protection, and of research, without which we cannot hope to protect the right whale's habitat.
Author: Stacy Zemon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Technology & Engineering
The DJ Sales and Marketing Handbook provides a roadmap to maximizing your profits as a disc jockey. It is jam-packed with practical tools, expert tips and cost-effective methods for increasing sales and creating loyal clients. Renowned DJ Stacy Zemon reveals specific ideas, proven techniques and creative approaches to multiplying your income and gaining the competitive edge. Written for both newcomers and experienced professionals, this comprehensive guide and essential reference manual gives you all of the know-how needed to achieve dramatic results. Inside you will find instructive examples and step-by-step guidelines for how to: find a unique market niche; convert prospects into clients; create and implement a marketing plan; get free publicity; make strategic alliances; select the right media; generate leads and referrals; increase client satisfaction... and much, much more. "Stacy Zemon is a knowledgeable source on being a pro mobile DJ. She is also a veteran of the industry who has contributed much to its evolution." - Jim Tremayne, DJ Times Magazine "We endorse Stacy Zemon and her mission to provide DJs with educational resources that support their long-term goals, and help them to achieve prosperity." - American Disc Jockey Association