Some suggested reading....
a review of 'Who- the A Method for Hiring' by Geoff Smart and Randy Street
Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life, by Spencer Johnson
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard,by Chip and Dan Heath
What Color Is Your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers, by Dick Bolles
Some interesting links.....
thought provoking articles by Robin Sharma such as 'The Big 5 Opportunities of this Down Cycle' and 'You Can't Lead in Fear'