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I. A Peacock in the Land of Penguins (the story)
I.a. Bonus Track: Perry Is interviewed by Anderson Cuckoo!
II. Tips and Tools for Feathered Friends
III. Ideas and Examples for Teaching Penguins to Fly IV. Additional Resources
Posted August 1, 2009
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did not buy this book. It was given to me by an associate as an `idea' for a corporate-wide human resources conference.
As a corporate director, I was flabbergasted by the simpleton tone of this book. Some pages only contained 6 to 10 words while others may contain more words but made little sense. The theory behind this book is that people are different and we should allow diversity to flourish in order to make the company and the employee happy. This is an idea that any thinking manager caught up with a couple of generations ago.
It is no wonder that our creativity and abilities to sustain long term profitability - not to mention our adaptability and flexibility - is going down the drain. It is not only this book but others I have seen that are very similar. They start by developing a catchy theme and then building a one-trick pony system around the theme. It is a cartoonish way to manage but I suppose in this twitter world anything with heft is dealt out of the deck. It is so sad to see people traveling down this path.
I did find value in the book by giving it to my grandchildren to read. They enjoyed it.
If you wish to really explore this topic, I would highly recommend Don't Bring It to Work: Breaking the Family Patterns That Limit Success.
I hope you find this review helpful.
Michael L. Gooch, SPHR
Posted April 15, 2002
This book helped me greatly to determine what was happening in my life at a particular time in my office and its personnel structure. It takes you trhought the characters on a journey of office environments and the typical personalities found therein. I do not have anything but praise for this title. A great read, jovial, and humorous it is a definite buy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 26, 2011
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