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June 2013

Introduction

Welcome to

Fish Philosophy: A remarkable way to boost morale & improve results


Given byStephen C. Lundin, Phd., Harry Paul and John Christensen
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What is FISH Philosophy


FISH! Philosophy is a skill that provides the process, tools and language to generate the skills necessary to design a workplace full of inspiration, creativity and innovation FISH! is a wisdom that everyone can embrace It is a practice that evolves over time creating a positive workplace and a vibrant culture each time it is embraced.

FISH PHILOSOPHY
It is an invitation that enables people to care about each other and their commitments It is committed to creating a culture of trust, accountability and innovation It encourages to re-awaken the self-trusting, creative spirit within each of us

Why FISH???

Boosts morale

Why FISH??? Creates positive, memorable experiences


for our customers (both internal and external customers)

Inspires teamwork Fosters creativity Increases productivity Builds effective relationships to facilitate the communication of ideas, goals, etc. Stimulates thinking about ways to create a more worker-friendly work environment Makes people feel valued Retains employees

Why FISH???

Four Principles of Fish Philosophy

Its about accepting full responsibility for all of our choices, even our attitude at work. A positive attitude is a decision we make, moment to moment.

When the student is ready, the teacher appears!

Most of us are uncomfortable thinking ourselves as artists But each of us is an artist With every choice, every day, you are creating a unique work of art Respect your creative urges step out in faith

The goal is to be exceptional

When you are doing what you are doing, who are you being? Are you being impatient & bored, or are you being world famous? You are going to act differently if you are being world famous.
What does not kill me, makes me stronger.

Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols, 1888 German philosopher (1844 - 1900)

Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the prize in a treasure hunt. Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections & loyalties, out of your experiences, out of your own talent & understanding, out of the things & people you love, out of the values for which you are willing to sacrifice something.

Meaning!

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is synonymous with work. Its about having fun, enjoying yourself, being spontaneous and creative. Life is too short to spend it frowning and FISH! brings a smile to your face!

Happy people treat others well Fun leads to creativity Time passes quickly

Work becomes a reward & not just a way to rewards

Its about doing something special for your customers and co-workers. When you make someones day, you have given them a special gift they wont soon forget. It feels good to give it.

Look for as many ways as possible to create great memories

Involving others & working to make their day provides a constant flow of positive energy.

It is good for business Serving customers well will give us the satisfaction that comes to those who serve others. It will focus our attention away from our problems onto how we can make a positive difference to others. This is healthy, will feel good, & will unleash even more energy.

Its about being totally focused on the moment and on the person or task with which you are engaged. When we are fully present with our customers and with each other, we are listening deeply and important opportunities do not escape us.

focused

The past is history The future is a mystery Today is a gift That is why we call it the present

BE PRESENT
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FISH Resources
FISH Book FISH Video FISH Camp http://www.fishphiloso phy.com

FISH FINALE
Ride the wave Catch the Energy Unleash the Potential!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. ---Margaret Mead

Our Workplace
As you enter this place of work, please choose to make today a great day. Your colleagues, customers, team members, and you yourself will be thankful. Find ways to play. We can be serious about ourselves. Stay focused in order to be present when your team members most need you. And should you feel your energy lapsing, try this sure fire remedy: Find someone who needs a helping hand, a word of support, or a good ear,---and make their day.

Hook into itIts quite a catch!

I promise I will support the FISH! Philosophy and Play, Make Their Day, Be There, and Choose My Attitude every day!

Why FISH???
Re-Energizes the workplace Fosters teamwork Enhances productivity Inspires creativity