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By Ken Blanchard, Barbara B J Gallagher Hateley, Warren H. Schmidt, Sam Weiss

A Peacock within the Land of Penguins brings new perception to a tremendous subject - staff range. Written in an enthralling, enticing type, it's a modern "corporate fantasy" - a story for our occasions. This tale echoes one who is unfolding every day in organisations all around the kingdom - find out how to deal with the expanding range of the staff and seize the expertise, strength, and dedication of all staff.

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They were threatened and annoyed at his intrusions. Page 59 Like Edward the Eagle and Helen the Hawk, Mike wore his penguin suit and tried his best to learn the ways of the penguins so he would be accepted by them. But ultimately, he could not change who he really was. Page 60 The story was similar with Sara the Swan. She was an optimistic dreamer, with unusual visions for the future of the Land of Penguins. She had interesting ideas, unique ideas, good ideas but her ideas often were not heard because she expressed them in such a gentle way.

People who adopt this strategy are good at assimilating into an organization they are flexible and adaptable and can often fit in very well. This is a fine strategy and can lead to great career success. However, mocking birds need to be aware that the personal price they pay for adapting may be very high. Some people almost lead "double lives" they act one way at work, and they can only relax and be themselves away from work. Think twice before you "sell your soul" to be successful. SPARROW STRATEGY Be neutral and try to blend into the background.

They couldn't change who they really were. Page 76 Their hearts were filled with frustration, disappointment, and sadness. They had come to the Land of Penguins with such high hopes and great expectations. They had wanted to contribute and be successful. Page 77 But what they got instead was quiet criticism, stifling conformity, and subtle rejection. Page 78 And so, one by one, Perry and the other new birds each began to realize the same thing They could not be themselves in the Land of Penguins.

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