Jay Larson
  • 47, Male
  • Burnsville, MN
  • United States
  • ChartHouse Learning, Official home…
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Prophet of Possibilities (Speaker/Consultant/Accounts)
ChartHouse Learning, Official home of The FISH! Philosophy
What best describes my company
Not Applicable
Career Advancement, Consulting, Networking
Personal Quote
You can't get what you've never had unless your willing to do what you've never done.
Speaker, facilitator, consultant with a sales and marketing background.
Prophet of the possibilities of real change.
Years in the Industry

Jay Larson's Blog

It's your lucky day! Inspiration for today and more...

Posted on June 6, 2008 at 11:28am 0 Comments

This is from a book we've published entitled Schools of FISH! that is a compilation of stories gathered over the years about "Hero Teachers" and their effect on students. I have a personal connection to this particular story as I had the opportunity to work with Robert's Grandpa shortly after joining ChartHouse Learning. Please enjoy this story that has touched me and inspires me regularly:

No one at Buchanan knew how to choose his attitude better than Robert did. Now a fifth grader… Continue

The internal customer is the key this year!

Posted on April 9, 2008 at 11:44am 3 Comments

No, it is not ME saying it (again), it was the overwhelming message of the Restaurant Leadership Conference last week in Arizona.

Joni Doolin from People Report made a presentation that showed how locations that are paying attention to their people are growing amidst a larger set that are not (or shrinking).

Tom Feltenstein touched on it, Alan Duestchman (author of Change or Die) touched on it as did several others including Doug Lipp formerly of… Continue

We talk a lot about being better leaders...here's a chance to "be" a better leader!

Posted on March 14, 2008 at 12:40pm 3 Comments

I want to make you aware of an opportunity to become a better and more effective leader through the power of your relationships. We have an event coming to Chicago this summer called the LeaderFISH! Summit. It is a challenging, day-long learning that falls in line with a lot of the comments and desires for leadership I see here on FOHBOH.

The details are listed and are also available on our website www.fishphilosophy.com.

Don't want to come off to "salesy" but its available if… Continue

Great Stories of Great People doing Great Things

Posted on March 12, 2008 at 3:04pm 2 Comments

Hey everyone!

I have seen a few of these floating around (Kristen and Matt...thank you) and I thought it would be great to have a central place to tell them so we can come here anytime to be inspried.

Doing what I do, I have compiled a host of stories of how ordinary people just being aware of the needs of others and having the courage to act on it has created great results.

I would love to have everyone share and, that said, I will start...

It was a dark and… Continue

Are we getting Dumber?

Posted on March 7, 2008 at 2:38pm 21 Comments

I was talking to a guy today about this and even though we have access to the world over the net and text and cell phones yada yada yada. Neither of us could remember more than five phone numbers! Is our reliance on technology dangerous? Or hindering?

Of course, I am sending this out to a group of people that I wouldn't have known 10 years ago but still...Whadda ya… Continue

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At 7:04am on January 10, 2009, Andy Swingley said…
Now I hollered at you on LinkedIn, haven't heard from you here? How are you? I hope you are doing well and the New Year is treating you well. I miss your positive energy and communication.
At 8:32am on October 26, 2008, Rick Greene said…
Hello Jay,
I recognize your company name..... I am trying to remember where!!?! Well I am always looking to align myself with structured business minded individuals. Please add me as a friend. I hope to network with you. Take care
At 11:46am on September 8, 2008,
Keith Bernhardt

Love the "Prophet of Possibilities" title !

At 9:44am on September 8, 2008, Kimberly Coats said…
Yes, I'm interested in attending please put me down for 2 seats.
At 2:05pm on May 5, 2008,
Jeff Portwood
Me of Cosi "fame" huh...yup, same Jeff. I'll drop you a note to catch up.
At 8:34am on May 5, 2008, Andy Swingley said…
I am hoping you can participate in the Leadership group's Best practice contest. $100 and 10,000 points added! You gotta have something up your sleeve you could post up!

Check out my blog posting on it and hope to see your best stuff there!

At 6:50am on April 29, 2008, Melissa Papaleo said…
Jay- I am sorry for the delay in responding to you- there was a glitch in my FOHBOH account. That is so cool that we got to put the names with our faces at RLC. I know Matt and I are excited about working more with you all- we love what you do for the industry! I hope you can make it to our conference in June!
At 4:10pm on April 10, 2008, Andy Swingley said…
Thanks for joining Jay! I look forward to meeting you in Chicago. Steve Weis spoke very highly of you when he saw you at the Leadership conference.
At 9:34am on April 10, 2008, Andy Swingley said…
Jay, check out the Corporate Leadership group. I think it might get you closer to some of the people you are looking to interact with - Bill, Steve, me. Your engagement topics could get some mileage as we are all driving that way in our focus. Check it out - would love to have you, your opinions, and insights.
At 7:56am on April 10, 2008,
Bill Campion
Hey Jay: I'm fascinated by your background and I'm interested in learning more about what you do and how you do it. I have just ventured out on my own after 28 years in the business. I too am consulting and having a blast so far. My background is in marketing and human resources. I'm a huge fan of FISH - Actually had Steve Lundin speak at one of our conventions.




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