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The Ugly Duckling Goes to Work
The Ugly Duckling Goes to Work
The Ugly Duckling Goes to Work
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Product Description
-- Wisdom for the Workplace from the Classic Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

Korean Title: Miun Orisaekki-eui Chulgeun
Author: Mette Norgaard
Translator: Jinhwan An
Publisher: Saenggag-eui Namu
260 pages.

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About This Book

Foreword by Stephen R. Covey

Are outer demands for more success, more money, and more prestige overwhelming your inner longings? Is your work no longer energizing you? Years of frenetic activity and blind ambition have robbed many people of the joy and fulfillment they once found in their work. The successes they crave and failures they fear have come to define them.

But there is hope, and it can be found in a few simple yet timeless stories.

The great Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen succinctly illuminated life's challenges in his treasured fairy tales for children and adults. And now, in celebration of H.C. Andersen's 200th birthday, the powerful lessons of these classic folk tales have been ingeniously applied to the complexities of the modern workplace.

The Ugly Duckling Goes to Work probes H. C. Andersen's sharp and witty stories for lessons that will inspire you to bring more meaning, more energy, and more joy to your work -- to create a meaningful work life. You'll read about:

* The Emperor's New Clothes: This prickly story pokes fun at phoniness and snobbery and shows how fear and ego can drive you to foolishness. You'll learn to reclaim your own agenda by using two terrific fool-detectors: self-awareness and candid conversations.
* The Ugly Duckling: This fierce tale of rejection, survival, longing, learning, and growing teaches you that success is not just having a great career, but finding out where you belong and becoming the person you were meant to be.
* The Dung Beetle: The dung beetle, a self-absorbed and status-driven creature, provides a cautionary example of the need to get past illusions and face the reality of your strengths and weaknesses in order to succeed.
* The Nightingale: This charming story looks at a plain little bird that sings the most enchanting songs, drawing its strength from nature, meaning, and freedom -- in sharp contrast to the gold, titles, and applause that motivate the emperor's court. The tale teaches you to push beyond mere perfunctory performances and reach your full potential.

In addition to the concise summaries and probing analyses of H. C. Andersen's tales, The Ugly Duckling Goes to Work includes the author's new translations of the full texts, which restore the humor and rich detail often muted in previous English translations. Simple but never simplistic, these insightful interpretations and translations of some of the most cherished stories ever written will help you look deeply at your life, laugh lightly at your flaws, and make the changes needed to build a more meaningful, joyful work life.


About the Author

Mette Norgaard, M.B.A., Ph.D., is a frequent speaker on personal leadership and an executive coach and strategy consultant who has worked with senior leaders from organizations such as Microsoft, Intel, Coca Cola, General Electric, and Daimler Chrysler. Prior to starting her own consulting business, she was a senior consultant at the FranklinCovey Company. Born and raised in Denmark, she now lives in New York City.


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