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People are dying to bring their passionate, authentic selves to their jobs. Unfortunately, their jobs often won't let them. Which is crazy, because the success of any organization is based on the individual success of each person in that organization. Choke personal creativity and you choke that organization's chance to flourish.

Glass ceilings. Corporate ladders. Petty politics. Strategic myopia. Testosterone. Pocketprotector process pushers. Spreadsheet junkies. Fat egos. Private silos. Dinosaur CEOs one year from retirement. Routine. Conformity. Complacency. You know the list. They're all enemies of personal innovation. Quit your day job !

We believe it is time to loosen up. Play more. Lift the lid on freedom and responsibility. There are really no more "day jobs" out there. When people are genuinely engaged in the work they do—rather than just doing time—they become inspired to innovate.

Let's be real.
Once people develop a common language around a meaningful, motivating mission, the conversations shift to what is possible rather than could, would, should. New attitudes develop. Performance improves. Customers notice. Trust increases. Everyone feels a creative reawakening and a renewed commitment to "who they are being while they are doing what they are doing."

Since we live in an era where there is enormous emphasis on productivity and maximizing human capital, the opportunity and privilege to inspire personal transformation that leads to organizational transformation is here and now. Author Luciano de Crescanzo wrote, "We are all angels with only one wing; we can only fly while embracing one another."

That is the promise of FISH! A life-long philosophy that helps us feel inspired about the work we do. FISH! helps build great organizations by affirming one another. And in time, earning each other's heart and soul. Because making money is easy. Finding meaning is not.

THE FISH PRINCIPLES
To begin to change anything, we have to change the way we speak about it, the way we feel about it and definitely the way we act about it day in and day out.

That is the beauty of the four simple but powerful principles that are the bedrock of The FISH! Philosophy:
  • Be There
  • Play
  • Make Their Day
  • Choose Your Attitude
These principles give people a common language that inspires new conversations about what is possible. New attitudes develop. Performance improves. Customers notice. Trust increases. FISH! gets into the hearts and minds of everyone at work, empowering them to be alive and engaged.

FISH SUCCESS STORIES
The success of FISH! defies being only documented on a spreadsheet. We believe that is a testament to its real value. While producing measurable business results, The FISH! Philosophy also resonates deeply within individuals and produces a result that's more difficult to achieve: profound personal transformation one individual at a time.

This is a list of companies that have experienced the Fish! Philosophy
  • Citizens First Bank
  • California Harley-Davidson/Buell
  • Jamba Juice
  • La Porte Hospital
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • Rochester Ford/Toyota
  • Sprint
  • Verizon
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