Six Degrees Recommended Reading
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Pub date: June, 2008, Format: Paper Back. Page count: 107. Price: $11.95
Thought Leader, recruiter, HR consultant and business CEO turned author,commentator and my friend, Peter Weddle is launching his latest but most sentimental book yet, “Recognizing Richard Rabbit – A Fable about Being True to Yourself“
Peter was kind enough to overnight a copy before I boarded a plane and much to my pleasure I am glad I had it in my hands when I did. As loosely based as you might assume this book is to our industry, much like “Who Ate My Cheese” – this book is timeless in that it restores your sense of place in friendships and community. Best of all, you get quality and value in a quick and enjoyable read with 107 pages for only $11.95 in paperback.
“You can learn a lot from animals, especially when you listen with both your heart and your mind.
Recognizing Richard Rabbit is a fable for adults, young and not so young. In the genre of Who Moved My Cheese?, itâ€™s a tale about some forest friends who make an amazing discovery by trying to help one of their own. What do they learn? The key to uncovering your own true self. The secret to authentic living.
Even better, this book gives you two ways to find the answer: one in fiction, the other in nonfiction. The fable invites you to tap your creative talent, while a parallel self-interview draws on your analytic ability. Each provides a different perspective, a different way of seeing the singular person you are meant to be.
Why bother? Because whether youâ€™re a recent graduate or a Baby Boomer, whether youâ€™re looking for a way to get more satisfaction from your work or trying to reenter the workforce after an extended absence, the key to success is a deep understanding of the real you. Thatâ€™s the carrot this book offers â€¦ the You of your dreams.”
I strongly recommend ordering Peter’s book today at Amazon.com, WEDDLEs.com and in many bookstores throughout the country.
Peter Weddle is a recruiter, HR consultant and business CEO turned author and commentator. Described by The Washington Post as “… a man filled with ingenious ideas,” he has earned an international reputation, pioneering concepts in Human Resource leadership and employment. He has authored or edited over two dozen books and been a columnist for The National Business Employment Weekly, CNN.com and The Wall Street Journal. Currently, his columns appear on The New York Times Web-site and in four private newsletters that are distributed worldwide. In addition, he oversees WEDDLE’s LLC, a print publisher specializing in the field of human resources. WEDDLE’s annual Guides and Directory to job boards are recognized for their accuracy and helpfulness, leading the American Staffing Association to call Weddle the â€œZagat of the online employment industry.â€
Weddle is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has attended Oxford University and holds advanced degrees from Middlebury College and Harvard University.
Weddle is the former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Job Bank USA, Inc., one of the largest electronic employment service companies in the United States, which he founded in 1991 and sold in 1996. From 1988 to 1991, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of University Research Corporation, an international company with offices in 17 countries, which provided consulting expertise in all aspects of human resource management and development. He has also been a Partner in The Hay Group, and from 1985 to 1988, founded and then ran its workforce management and development subsidiary, Hay Systems, Inc.. In addition, he has chaired and/or served on numerous appointed boards for the U.S. Government, including studies by the National Science Foundation, the Defense Science Board and the Army Science Board. In 1988, he was awarded the U.S. Government’s Medal for Public Service for his contributions to Federal research.
Weddle has published widely on career and employment topics, including Generalship: HR Leadership in a Time of War, Postcards From Space (a primer), CliffsNotes: Finding a Job on the Web (IDG), CliffsNotes: Writing a Great Resume (IDG), Internet Resumes: Take the Net to Your Next Job (Impact), Career Fitness: How to Find, Win & Keep the Job You Want in the 1990’s (Cadell & Davies), Electronic Resumes for the New Job Market (Impact), an anthology of international research and technology transfer projects (Plenum), and numerous research reports, graduate-level university case studies, and articles in such publications as Success, Leaders, Directors & Boards, the Army, Navy & Air Force Times, Healthcare Employment News, Human Capital, and Bottomline.
Weddle has also appeared frequently in the media, including CBS This Morning, The Today Show, CNNfn, The McLaughlin Group, Bloomberg Financial News, National Empowerment Television and WBIS and been quoted in The New York Times, The National Business Employment Weekly, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, USA Today, Money and other publications. In addition, he has spoken to meetings and conventions sponsored by such organizations as AT&T, United Airlines, Business Week Magazine, Success Magazine, the Young Presidentsâ€™ Organization, the Society for Human Resource Management, the International Personnel Management Association, and the International Society for Performance Improvement.
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