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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.

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.

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Blanchard Goodreads Author. 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 hecoh 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 a What do your people at work and your spouse and kids at home have in common with a five-ton killer whale?

In this moving and inspirational new book, Blanchard explains that both glanchard 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 bein at home.

Hardcoverpages. Published February 19th by Free Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Whale Done! Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Apr 05, Alisha rated it it was ok.

Good principles, hokey story. Jul 11, Gina Harper rated it really liked it Shelves: I picked up this book because all the managers at work had to read it. It looked like an easy read and, hey, I like killer whales: The book started off like most “power of positive blanchxrd books, but as I read on, this one became a little different for me. While it definitely had good ideas for the workplace, half the work was blachard using positive methods to better your marriage and relationship with your children.


Biem really enjoyed the book Nov 21, kat rated it did not like it Shelves: May 07, Hung Nguyen rated it it was amazing.

What a great book on the power blancbard 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. Dec 14, Kirk Hoffman rated it it was amazing. To start off, SeaWorld has always inspired me. They have taught me to conserve, to care, and to love animals, but I never thought it could teach me how to improve my relationships.

It was absolutely fantastic. This book was not only informative, but fun to read. The book well describes the SeaWorld training process blanxhard also showing how we can turn our n Buen start off, SeaWorld has always inspired me. The book well describes the SeaWorld training process while also showing how hecyo can turn our negative interactions into positive reinforcement and redirection.

Ken shows the amazing resemblance between human and killer whale relationships, and the more one emulates how the trainers behave, the better and stronger relationships one has. The Power of Gecho Relationships is a phenomenal read earning all 5 stars. If we pay attention to the correct behavior and redirect the bad one people and animals kn start to perform the way we would like them to.

Instead of giving the usual advice on how to deal with the status quo or show you how to manage your own frustrations the author shows you a new and unique approach to foster a good relationship. It really made me rethink on how I react and deal with people and realize how I had been going about it was dead wrong. He uncovers a widely used technique on animals and relates it to humans in an easy to understand way.

With people at work, it might be talking effectively with customers, achieving a sales quota, oen getting a report on time. This comparison and new approach towards dealing with humans shows a new perspective on how people react and how we can strengthen and repair our relationships just by changing what we pay attention to. Humans and Killer Whales may look different, but we act and react profoundly the same. Ken puts changing your relationship in a new way and shows how little changes to how you react can keep you from ever having an altercation.

The author does not give utopian-style responses to his methods and I like that. He shows the characters blunt responses and then shows how his method accommodates for many problems and doubts. He tries to show that when we jump all over people for doing things wrong we set up the problem to be repeated. This was an eye-opener for me. I do this too often.

But I was still confused. It begins with controlling our own attention a simple but very powerful rule to remember is, if you don’t want to encourage poor behavior, don’t spend a lot of time on it.

This has helped me create better relationships with my siblings and friends and made me rethink how I approach others when they make an unfavorable choice. The author gave a real-world response that will work for everyone, not just the few people in the novel. The additional characters were well developed and added to the overall message of the novel. Wes and Meredith had been avoiding each other for nearly a year, ever since she thought that Wes had implied in a meeting that her group was responsible for a missed deadline.


Their strained relationship had worsened when Wes, who played on the softball team that Meredith captained at the company picnic, had hit into a double play to lose an important game.

Neither incident had sat well with Meredith who was a sports enthusiast and very competitive I need a moment of your time. This helped me trust this method and showed me how it can work with adversaries and not just close friends.

This also showed me how the Whale Done approach can work with acquaintances and not just well-known friends and family.

If you are interested in the animal training process, or are just having some relationship troubles, this book is for you! Both the animal-lover and not can see the effectiveness of this process and see the author’s points from many different viewpoints. For someone who loves Killer Whales and everything animal training this book both educated and entertained me.

But what does it want to do? Play with the trainer. This book is totally worth a try! Jul 22, Nguyen Huu Anh Vu rated it really liked it. It tells a story of a manager, who manages to get his life balance back by applying Encouragement, Positive feedback in his daily conversation. The book promotes positive atmosphere, with happy ending. It provides a few examples on how to apply the technique. I would love to see the author expand on how the manager works with 2 uncooperative employees.

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Overall, it’s an easy read. Jul 28, Kristin rated it did not like it Shelves: They like to select short books, since the members are busy. I was skeptical from the start because I have a bias against fictional short stories where the author uses the characters to introduce “principles” that they’ve discovered to be true in their personal experience.

I prefer a more evidence based approach. There’s nothing wrong blancharx the blnachard given, really. Praise progress toward goals.

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

Don’t hover watching for errors and then harp on them. Most of what the author advocates reads as common sense, although it may not be common practice. My issue is more with the storytelling.

I think stories have incredible potential to teach. However, I prefer for them to be authentic, not jen. In this case, I found the characters to be under-developed. We know relatively little about Wes, his co-workers and his family. I won’t remember any of them a week from now. Stories with strong characters are more memorable.

In addition, the situations were thin on details. Joy doesn’t like it when Wes comes home late.