A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable about Creativity & Courage

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Berrett-Koehler, 2001 - Business & Economics - 158 pages
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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.

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I was very impressed with this book. It doesn't just relate to business world. But it deals with so much more. It deals with people in political positions, people who hold religion positions. So many times we hold people back from using their talent or creativity because they are different than us. I believe that this book should be a requirement for everyone in leadership roles.

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BJ Gallagher Hateley is president of Peacock Productions, a human resources training and consulting company. A popular speaker and workshop presenter worldwide, she has consulted to leading corporations and nonprofits including DaimlerChrysler, Chevron, IBM, Volkswagen, Baxter Health Care, CBS, the American Press Institute, and Planned Parenthood. Her other books include Customer at the Crossroads and What Would Buddha Do at Work? Warren H. Schmidt is president of Chrysalis, Inc., a management training and consulting organization. A professor emeritus of the University of Southern California where he was professor of public administration for fifteen years, he also serves as chairman of the World Heritage Foundation. He has authored numerous books and articles and has participated in more than 90 educational and management films. Together, Hateley and Schmidt have also coauthored Pigeonholed in the Land of Penguins and Is It Always Right to Be Right?

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