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Whale Done!
The Power of Positive Relationships
Kenneth H. Blanchard

11/30/2004

1) Experience in both business and writing is what motivated Blanchard to write this book. He realizes how important strong, positive relationships are in home and business environments. Having written other business oriented literature this book is just another to add to the multi-faceted business profession.

2) Anyone can read this book. It takes the entertainment of Sea World (which we all know) and relates it to family and business relationships (which we’ve all experienced). There are no technical terms or other prerequisites to this book. It is at about a middle school reading level.

3) The main point of the book is to build positive relationships by accentuating the positive. The main character, Wes, gets the chance to analyze how trainers work with Killer Whales at Sea World. They tell him the whales are most effective when being rewarded for doing something correctly. He takes this philosophy home and to the office and tries to recognize when his co-workers/subordinates and wife/children do something well.

4) Working in an organization with negative relationships and low morale can be troublesome for productivity. Also it can cause stress and depression, which can lead to poor behavior outside of work. It is essential to every work environment to be positive and work well with others, both for ones well being and the success of an organization.

5) The first thing I learned from this book was to be mindful when giving co-workers pointers. Catching someone doing something wrong and trying to correct it usually has a negative impact. Developing a positive relationship by rewarding someone in a positive manner is more helpful in the future when that same person needs to face negative consequences. The second thing I learned it that your attitude not…...

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