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A Peacock in the Land of Penguins 3 Ed: A Fable about Creativity and Courage / Edition 3
     

A Peacock in the Land of Penguins 3 Ed: A Fable about Creativity and Courage / Edition 3

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by B J Gallagher Hateley, Sam Weiss, Warren H Schmidt, Ken Blanchard
 

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ISBN-10: 1576751732

ISBN-13: 9781576751732

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

A Peacock in the Land of Penguins echoes the dilemma facing businesses across the country — how to manage the increasing diversity of the workforce and how to capture the talent, creativity, energy, and commitment of all employees. Written in a charming, engaging style, the book is a fable about a peacock who struggles to be itself while surrounded by penguins

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A Peacock in the Land of Penguins echoes the dilemma facing businesses across the country — how to manage the increasing diversity of the workforce and how to capture the talent, creativity, energy, and commitment of all employees. Written in a charming, engaging style, the book is a fable about a peacock who struggles to be itself while surrounded by penguins. Can these seemingly opposite birds work productively together? This new, expanded edition of the international bestseller will help managers understand and maximize the potential of their workforce.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576751732
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Dedicationiii
A Note from the Authors About this Expanded Editionvi
Forewordvii
Part IA Peacock in the Land of Penguins
The Story3
Part IITips and Tools for Feathered Friends
Are You a Peacock (or Other Type of Exotic Bird)?114
Survival Strategies for Peacocks Who Want to Stay Put115
Tips for Peacocks Who Want to Fly the Coop116
Strategies for Birds of a Different Feather117
Positive Penguinship: What Peacocks Can Learn from Penguins122
There's a Little Bit of Penguin in All of Us123
Part IIIIdeas and Examples for Teaching Penguins to Fly
How You Can Tell If You Work in the Land of Penguins126
Recognizing the "Quack" (Common Phrases from Penguins)128
Tips for Penguins Who Want to Change Themselves129
Tips for Penguins Who Want to Change Their Organizations130
Preventing Penguin Paralysis131
The Care and Feeding of Peacocks: A Penguin's Guide132
Reports from the Field134
Part IVAdditional Resources for Peacocks and for Penguins
Training Materials143
Merchandise145
Keynote Speeches, Training, and Consulting Services147
The Story Behind the Story149
About the Authors152
Acknowledgments158

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A Peacock in the Land of Penguins 3 Ed: A Fable about Creativity and Courage 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
M_L_Gooch_SPHR More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.