Whale Done! Video
Program length: 39:00
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What does training killer whales have to do with training humans? More than you might think! In this inspirational program, leadership expert Ken Blanchard applies a proven approach used by the whale trainers at SeaWorld to teach managers how to increase employee effectiveness at work.

"You can't punish a 9,000 pound Orca Whale, and then expect the trainer to get in the water with him. Just as you can't beat on your work team and expect them to improve their productivity at the end of the quarter." - Ken Blanchard

In contrast to the all-too-familiar “GOTCHA” approach to management (where supervisors focus on catching people doing things wrong), the Whale Done! Approach teaches viewers how to improve relationships by building trust, accentuating the positive, and redirecting the energy when things get off track. By building positive relationships, organizations become more productive, achieve greater results, and create an environment where everyone is genuinely excited about the work they are doing!

Whale Done! Is a Powerful Leadership Training Package and includes 2 in-depth segments:

Whale Done! The Power of Positive Relationships

Filmed on location at SeaWorld, Ken Blanchard teaches the overall Whale Done! Philosophy and why it's so important to organizations. (21 minutes)

Whale Done! in Action

Ken Blanchard shows how to apply the concepts to real-life business situations, emphasizing how to give redirection when someone makes a mistake, and how to give a Whale Done! response when you catch someone doing something right. (15 minutes)

As an Added Bonus…

Included with each Purchase is the motivational meeting opener, Accentuate the Positive. The animals of Sea World will entertain managers and employees alike in this short program that is perfect as an opener or closer to the training session. (3 minutes)

Languages: English


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The Power of Positive Relationships Purchase $595.00
Whale Done! In Action Purchase $695.00
Accentuate the Positive: Meeting Opener Purchase $295.00
9" Plush, Stuffed Orca Whale $7.50
Participant Books - (10 pack) $110.00
Whale Done! Lapel Pins (package of 10) $45.00
Whale Done! Hardcover Book $19.95

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Whale Done! Video
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    Trainer - Professional Trainer
I really like this video. Its straightforward and powerful message has the potential to positively impact both the workplace and one's everyday life. Ken Blanchard outlines three simple concepts that focus on connecting and building positive relationships to get results. The video is set in SeaWorld, in Orlando, FL, where the animal trainers explain how they use these principles to train their killer whales. The parallels between trainer and whale and manager and employee are clearly illustrated throughout the video. The footage from SeaWorld is a pleasure to watch.

  • Straightforward learning points
  • Blanchard discusses workplace application following each learning point
  • Motivational and inspiring
  • Doesn't discuss specific skills necessary to apply the principles to the workplace -- Whale Done! in action, however, strongly reinforces this program and brings the three principles to life in real-world workplace scenarios.
8 out of 10 people thought the following review was helpful:
    Lloyd Graves - Member Relations Manager, NWMLS
Well done production. I watched the entire preview.
The area that could have been more clear was the transition from the Whale training to human training. The script was almost identical for both segment openings and I thought the show had restarted. A little bit of explanation about the "roadmap" of where the production was going or what the segments were would have helped me in my confusion.
The examples were excellent. Thanks for the opportunity to preview it.
2 out of 2 people thought the following review was helpful:
    Jerry Roberts - Trainingworks
Ken Blanchard knows how to connect with people, just as the trainers at Sea World do with the killer whales. I have seen him a half-dozen times in seminars and he touches the heart with his stories and analogies, always bringing a laugh or a tear. People "get it" immediately because his focus is always on the most basic of human qualities. This video hits the mark and will definitely "warm up" the room, making it easy to follow with a short discussion on the "how-to" aspect of implementing the principles in Whale Done. By the way, if you haven't ever read or heard Blanchard's treatment on servant leadership, I would highly recommend it for anybody who leads a team, unit, department or other. Do I seem like a Ken Blanchard fan? You bet I am.

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