After reading an article about how a school district applied principles from a business book to turn around its disciplinary problems, I decided to pick up the book “Whale Done: The Power of Positive Relationships.”

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At its core, the book’s message is that principles applied to training whales for Sea World shows can be applied by a manager in a business setting to get better results out of employees. And, actually, I personally think that it had even more applicability to me as a parent of young children.

It is a very quick read. I finished it in a few short reading sessions. So if you want a little bit of leadership inspiration – and a reminder that being a hard-nosed dog sled driver isn’t always the best way to positively influence employees – and you don’t have much time to devote to reading, I would recommend checking it out.

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Charles Dominick, SPSM
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Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3

Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2, SPSM3 is an internationally-recognized business expert, legendary procurement thought leader, award-winning entrepreneur, and provocative blogger. Charles founded the Next Level Purchasing Association in 2000, oversaw its incredible growth, and successfully led the organization to its acquisition by the Certitrek Group in 2016. He continues to blog and provide advisory services for the NLPA on a part-time basis as he incubates his upcoming business innovations. Charles is also the co-author of the wildly popular, groundbreaking book, "The Procurement Game Plan: Winning Strategies & Techniques For Supply Management Professionals."

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