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Sunday, July 15, 2012

‘A Peacock in the Land of Penguins’ by BJ Gallagher Hateley and Warren H. Schmidt

Lively exchanges of differing views
"Here,
workers and bosses
didn't waste
time and energy
pretending to be 
something different
from what they were.'

"They knew
that they needed
many different kinds of birds
in order to thrive
in the turbulent and competent
Sea of Organisations.'

"And they knew that
the most important requirement
for organisational success
is acceptance and trust.'

"It is acceptance and trust
that makes it possible 
for each bird
to sing its own song –
confident that it will be heard –
even by those
who sing with a different voice.'

"All the birds
expressed themselves freely,
and their lively exchanges
of differing views
ensured
that their work
and their ways
were constantly improving.'

"Best of all,
they had confidence 
in their leaders,
birds of many kinds
who had risen to 
their positions
through talent,
skill,
and ability."
(pp. 88-91, 'A Peacock in the Land of Penguins' by BJ Gallagher Hateley and Warren H. Schmidt - Harper)

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