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A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable About Creativity and Courage | [BJ Gallagher Hateley, Warren H. Schmidt]

A Peacock in the Land of Penguins: A Fable About Creativity and Courage

Written in a charming, engaging style, this contemporary corporate fable tells the story of a peacock who struggles to be himself while surrounded by penguins. Can these seemingly opposite birds work together? This story echoes one that is unfolding each and every day in organizations all across the country - how to build a corporate culture of creativity and capture the talent, energy, and commitment of all employees.
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Publisher's Summary

A Peacock in the Land of Penguins brings new insight to an important topic - cultivating new ideas instead of "business as usual." Written in a charming, engaging style, this contemporary corporate fable tells the story of a peacock who struggles to be himself while surrounded by penguins. Can these seemingly opposite birds work together? This story echoes one that is unfolding each and every day in organizations all across the country - how to build a corporate culture of creativity and capture the talent, energy, and commitment of all employees.

"Every once in a while a small book comes along that deals with a profound subject in a very simple, elegant way," says Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager. "This is a tale of the perils and possibilities of being unique and creative in a world that values comfort, safety and the predictability of conformity. If you are interested in new ideas for making yourself and your organization successful, then read this little book."

Now expanded with new tips and tools for teaching penguins to fly.

Executive Producer: Orli Moscowitz
Producer: Bob Walter
Illustration: Sam Weiss
Design: Mary Sanichas
©2001 Barbara "BJ" Hateley
(P)Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"The beauty of metaphor is that it communicates meaning, not just information, which is why I learned so much from this book about creativity, corporate culture, and organizational transformation. I also learned a lot about penguins and peacocks - lessons I will never forget." - (Warren Bennis, author of Organizing Genius and Managing the Dream)

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