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What You Need to Know:
A variety of books, organized into categories, are available for checkout from the Career Development Resource Room. When you have chosen a book you would like to borrow, just stop by the Career Development Resource Room in 124 Scovell Hall, between 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., M-F, to check out any of the following books.
30-Day Job Promotion
Whitcomb, Susan, © 2008, 978-1-59357-447-5
From Amazon.com: 30-Day Job Promotion gives experienced professionals and first-time workers insider strategies for standing out and demonstrating their value to employers. These quick tips put readers on the fast track to a promotion - and more money - in just a matter of weeks!
50 Steps for 50 Year Old Job Seekers
Friedman, Andy, © 2013, 978-0988347199
From Amazon.com: Finally.. a proven, easy system for job seekers over 50 to land a better job faster. Here are 50 simple, effective steps to help you turn unemployment into career advancement. Does your job search need a new direction? Does it seem every door is closed? Our unique 50 steps system will help you immediately. Older job seekers normally spend more time out of work and have more difficulty adapting to the new world of social media, social networking, e-resumes and interviewing. It's not unusual to be out of work for a year or more. Many older workers are afraid to leave dead-end jobs for fear of not finding anything better.
51 Alternatives to a Real Job
Alba, Jason, B00E2CU1QA
From Amazon.com: 51 Alternatives to a Real Job is a book written to inspire and give hope. Originally written for professionals in transition, it has appeal to people tired of a corporate job, tired of not being empowered with personal financial freedom.
AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life: Smart Choices about Money, Health, Work, Lifestyle ... and Pursuing Your Dreams
Whitcomb, Susan, © 2013, 978-1118401125
From Amazon.com: Life after 50 isn’t what it used to be. The rules have changed. No more guaranteed pensions, retiree health plans, or extensive leisure and travel. It’s time to forge new paths and create innovative models. That’s where the AARP Roadmap for the Rest of Your Life comes in. Bart Astor, author of more than a dozen books, offers a comprehensive guide for making lifestyle decisions, growing your nest egg, and realizing your goals.
A Whole New Mind: Why Right Brainers Will Rule the Future
Pink, Daniel H., ©2006, 978-159448-171-0
From American Library Association: "Abundance, Asia, and automation." Try saying that phrase five times quickly, because if you don't take these words into serious consideration, there is a good chance that sooner or later your career will suffer because of one of those forces. Pink, best-selling author of Free Agent Nation (2001) and also former chief speechwriter for former vice-president Al Gore, has crafted a profound read packed with an abundance of references to books, seminars, Web sites, and such to guide your adjustment to expanding your right brain if you plan to survive and prosper in the Western world. According to Pink, the keys to success are in developing and cultivating six senses: design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning. Pink compares this upcoming "Conceptual Age" to past periods of intense change, such as the Industrial Revolution and the Renaissance, as a way of emphasizing its importance. Ed Dwyer Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife
Freedman, Marc, ©2012, 978-1610390996
From Amazon.com: Marc Freedman, hailed by the New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers [seeking] meaningful and sustaining work later in life,” offers a recipe for how we can transform America’s coming midlife crisis into a midlife opportunity. Millions of people in their fifties, sixties, and seventies are searching for answers to the question “What’s next?” and are navigating their way to an entirely new stage of life and work, one that could last as long as midlife. Shifting to a much longer lifespan isn’t as easy as it may seem. Unlike the transition from adolescence to adulthood, managing this process for many is a do-it-yourself project. Drawing on powerful personal stories, The Big Shift provides not only direction but a vision of what it would take to help millions find their footing in a new map of life.
Body of Work: Finding the Thread that Ties Your Story Together
Slim, Pamela, ©2013, 978-1591846192
From Amazon.com: These days it's increasingly rare to have a stable career in any field. More and more of us are blending big company jobs, startup gigs, freelance work, and volunteer side projects. We take chances to expand our knowledge, capabilities, and experience. But how do we make sense of that kind of career - and explain it? Pamela Slim, the acclaimed author of Escape from Cubicle Nation, gives us the tools to have meaningful careers in this new world of work. She shows how to find the connections among diverse accomplishments, sell your story, and continually reinvent and relaunch your brand.
Trunk, Penelope, ©2007, 978-0-446-57864-6
From Amazon.com: Are you taking long lunches? Ignoring sexual harassment? Do you keep your desk neat to the point of looking like you don't have enough to do? The answer to all three should be yes, if you want to succeed in your career on your own terms. Penelope Trunk, expert business advice columnist for the Boston Globe, gives anything but standard advice to help members of the X and Y generations succeed on their own terms in any industry. Trunk asserts that a take-charge attitude and thinking outside the box are the only ways to make it in today's job market. With 45 tips that will get you thinking bigger, acting bolder, and blazing trails you never thought possible, BRAZEN CAREERIST will forever change your career outlook.
Capitalizing on Career Chaos: Bringing Creativity and Purpose to Your Work and Life
Harkness, Helen, ©2005, 0-89106-209-2
From Amazon.com: Delivers tools and strategies to become authentic, trail-blazing pioneers who will thrive in this age of unprecedented uncertainty.
by Richardson, Bradley G., ©2004, 0-7679-1557-7
From Publishers Weekly: Richardson, currently manager of the recruitment Web site of the Wall Street Journal and author of other career guides (Jobsmarts for Twentysomethings), was looking for work himself in 2000 after his company failed. The practical advice given here is based on his expertise in career guidance as well as on his personal experience finding employment. In addition to providing detailed suggestions for sharpening skills-such as resume‚ writing, interviewing, working with recruiters and networking-he addresses the psychological and emotional problems that often accompany the loss of a job. The author recommends keeping communication with family members open and discussing the positive steps that will be taken to remedy the situation. As soon as you lose your job or suspect it may happen in the near future, Richardson stresses the importance of establishing whatever financial safety net is available, for example, a severance package (that can be negotiated), savings, unemployment insurance or possibilities for temporary income. Although getting support from others who have lost their own jobs can be useful, it is heartening, as well, to spend time with friends who enjoy your company outside of work. Upbeat and clearly written, Richardson's comeback program will be welcomed by many during this continuing period of economic downturn. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Arruda, William & Dixson, Kirsten. © 2007, 978-0-470-12818-3
From Amazon.com: As a professional, your reputation is your most valuable career asset. Whether you're climbing the ladder at your current company or seeking a new job, in todays fast-paced work environment, you must proactively and continuously position yourself for success. Your credibility, visibility, personality, and personal style all make up your brand. Build and nurture your personal brand and you'll make yourself a must-have, can't-fail professional—and you'll do it without having to be someone you're not. Career Distinction outlines the proven personal branding process and provides case studies of successful professionals that will help you not only survive, but thrive, in today's dynamic and ultracompetitive workplace. You'll learn to manage your brand with innovative tools that enable you to differentiate yourself and stand out from your peers.
Career Intelligence: The 12 New Rules for Work and Life Success
Moses, Barbara, ©1998, 1-57675-0458-5
From Amazon.com: A career management expert maps the changing employment landscape, explores the traditional work rules, and prescribes 12 new rules for success.
Changing Course: Navigating Life After 50
Sadler, William A, ©2008, 978-0979351051
From Amazon.com: Changing Course is a how-to book for people who want to change the aging game. It is a practical book that provides a new way to think about and experience life after fifty. Changing Coursedemonstrates that people over fifty can redefine aging and retirement by building a different kind of portfolio, a Third Age Life Portfolio. When it comes to aging, the future is not what it used to be. An array of new possibilities for people over fifty provides options previous generations simply did not have.
Dare to Change Your Job and Your Life
Kanchier, Carole, ©2000, 1-56370-556-7
From BarnesandNoble.com: Newly updated, this practical, thought-provoking book challenges readers to confront their lives in basic, honest ways, and then provides a hands-on guide to change, growth, and redirection.
Ditch, Dare, Do: 3D Personal Branding for Executives
Arruda, William, ©2013, 978-1620504574
From Amazon.com: Personal branding is today's killer app and must-have skill for career-minded leaders, executives, their teams, and their companies. Why? In today's new world of work every executive is a contract player, every company needs strongly branded employees, no one has any time--and traditional career management just doesn't work. What does work? Personal branding--and Ditch. Dare. Do! leads the charge with executive branding revolutionized for the time intensive, rapidly evolving 21st century workplace.
The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life
Alboher, Marci, ©2012, 978-0761167624
From Amazon.com: Until recently, most Americans equated the end of a successful career with the beginning of retirement. No more. Now they want to stay in the game (or better, change the game). They want to leave a mark. Make a difference―and continue to make money. From Encore.org, the leading organization in the field, comes a road map to every step of the encore career journey.
Scott, Susan, ©2002, 0-670-03124-0
From Publishers Weekly: An offshoot of Scott's international consulting firm, Fierce Conversations Inc., this book lasts as long as a Monday morning shuttle. Yet its thesis, that relationships both professional and personal hinge on how conversations go, and that the best conversations require determinedly gentle honesty and a willingness to listen, lingers long enough to make an impact. "It takes a certain fearlessness to make your private thoughts public. But if what you're thinking makes you squirm and wish to wriggle away, you are probably onto something," she says. On the book's Web site, a streaming-video talk feels fake and rehearsed. But Scott's written words contain substance and, as an author, she's levelheaded and funny. She quotes a wide variety of writers, from Ernest Hemingway to Maya Angelou to Antoine de Saint-Exupery, and clearly explains her key concepts, including "obey your instincts" and "let silence do the heavy lifting." Careerist marketing ploy it may be, but this cleanly written, if cliché-laden, book boasts enough psychological sensitivity to merit success. Those whose conversations with co-workers or family members aren't producing the results they want will find plenty of helpful tools and assignments in this succinct guide. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Find Your Strongest Life
Buckingham, Marcus, ©2009, 978-1-4002-0236-2
From BarnesandNoble.com: In Find Your Strongest Life, Marcus Buckingham reveals the powerful key to help women draw enough strength from life to feel fulfilled, loved, successful, and in control. Even more, he helps women reconnect with their purpose and gives a starting point for change. A research-based message that applies to work and life, Find Your Strongest Life shows women how they really can have it all ... the right kind of all.
Finding Your Own North Star
Beck, Martha, ©2001, 0-8129-3218-8
From Amazon.com: Put the telescope away; the North Star mentioned here is a human body, not a heavenly one. And like Polaris, which has guided sailors for centuries, the human body's gut feelings and emotions can help guide a wayward soul back to his or her "essential self." In this absorbing combination of detailed self-awareness exercises and true stories from her own counseling experience (equal parts sobering and hysterically entertaining), Harvard-trained sociologist Martha Beck invites readers to explore their heart's desires and the vast social webs that keep such desires in check. The goal is not to forsake the "social self" and indulge every emotional impulse of the "essential self." Rather, Beck gives readers the tools and the encouragement to achieve maximum happiness by harmonizing these typically divergent voices.
From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Revolutionary Approach to Growing Older
Schachter-Shalomi, Zalman, ©2014, 978-1455530601
From Amazon.com: Over two decades ago, beloved and respected rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi felt an uneasiness. He was growing older, and fears about death and infirmity were haunting him. So he decided to embark on mission to get to the bottom of his fears. Through a series of events that included a vision quest in a secluded cabin and studying with Sufi masters, Buddhist teachers and Native-American shamans, Reb Zalman found a way to turn aging into the most meangful and joyous time in his life.
Hit the Ground Running
Cornish, Liz, © 2006, 978-0-07-147246-3
From Amazon.com: A get-results guide for women executives who know that to get the corner office they need to take charge from day one. “Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes. ‘They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes.'” -Clare Boothe Luce Hit the Ground Running shows you how to make a great first impression and achieve tangible success on those first crucial days at a new job. Whether you're leading a department, running a small business, or tackling a new promotion, you'll find a proven blueprint for organizing priorities, crafting strategic agendas, forging partnerships, and setting expectations for both your staff and the higher-ups.
How Full is Your Bucket
Rath, Tom & Clifton, Donald, ©2004, 1-59562-003-6
From Publishers Weekly: In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise. When we're negative toward others, we use a dipper to remove from their buckets and diminish their positive outlook. When we treat others in a positive manner, we fill not only their buckets but ours as well. The authors illustrate how this principle works in the areas of business and management, marriage and other personal relationships and in parenting through studies covering a 40-year span, many in association with the Gallup Poll. While acknowledging that most lives have their share of misfortune, the authors also make clear that how misfortune affects individuals depends largely on their level of positive energy and confidence. The authors also underscore that our human interactions provide most of the joys or disappointments we receive from life. The book comes with a unique access code to www.bucketbook.com, which offers a positive impact assessment and drop-shaped note cards that can be used to give praise and recognition to others. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
I Don't Know What I Want, But I Know It's Not This
Jansen, Julie, ©2003, 0-14-200248-8.
From Amazon.com: A disturbingly large number of people today are unhappy with their work. In this helpful book, career coach Julie Jansen addresses this work-dissatisfaction epidemic. Using career assessment quizzes and personality exercises, Jansen helps readers understand their present work or career situation, discover the type of work for which they're best suited, and learn how to create the changes they need. Filled with real-life examples and including a useful resource section, this guide provides the inspiration and know-how to implement positive career change.
I'm Stuck, You're Stuck: Breakthrough to Better Work Relationships and Results by Discovering Your DISC Behavioral Style
Ritchey, Tom, ©2002, 1576751333
From Amazon.com: Humans are creatures of habit. We continue to do things the same way because we are comfortable in our habits and don’t consider that there are other possibilities. I’m Stuck, You’re Stuck offers a self-discovery tool that has helped more than 30 million people understand why they do the things they do, and how to do them differently. This tool is DiSC and it takes less than five minutes to complete, but offers lessons in human relations you can use for a lifetime.
Patterson, Kerry et al, © 2008, 978-0-07-148499-2
From Amazon.com: Influencer takes you on a fascinating journey from San Francisco to Thailand where you'll see how seemingly “insignificant” people are making incredibly significant improvements in solving problems others would think impossible. You'll learn how savvy folks make change not only achievable and sustainable, but inevitable. You'll discover why some managers have increased productivity repeatedly and significantly-while others have failed miserably. No matter who you are, or what you do, you'll never learn a more valuable or important set of principles and skills. Once you tap into the power of influence, you can reach out and help others work smarter, grow faster, live, look, and feel better, even save lives. The sky is the limit…for an Influencer. Are you an Influencer?
Land the Job Your Love: 10 Surefire Strategies for Jobseekers over 50
Williams, Mary Eileen, © 2010, 978-1449976729
From Amazon.com: How well is your job search going? Not getting the results you'd like? If you’re a midlife jobseeker, you’re probably fed up with being passed over—watching the jobs go to younger, less experienced candidates. Yet what if you could learn a few simple, yet powerful job search techniques that would change all of that? What if you could get the skills to successfully navigate the market of today and maximize your chances for landing your next position—and, better yet, find work you will actually enjoy? If you think that's unlikely to happen for you, think again.
Life Reimagined: Discovering Your New Life Possibilities
Leider, Richard J., © 2013, 978-1609949327
From Amazon.com: Are you at a point in your life where you’re asking, “What’s next?” You’ve finished one chapter and you have yet to write the next one. Many of us face these transitions at midlife, but they can happen at any point. It’s a time full of enormous potential, and it defines a whole new phase of life. It’s called Life Reimagined.
Live Smart After 50!
Eldridge, Natalie, © 2013, 978-0988190702
From Amazon.com: LIVE SMART AFTER 50! The Experts' Guide to Life Planning for Uncertain Times is a welcome and essential handbook for anyone at midlife and beyond. It provides lucid, motivating responses to the challenges of aging in the 21st century: the knowledge and tools to shift attitudes, update skills and shape a smart map for a future of security, wellbeing, meaning and new possibilities.
Badowski, Rosanne, © 2003, 978-0-385-50773-8
From Amazon.com: Managing Up is an invaluable guide for managing your career and juggling responsibilities with finesse and confidence. It should become a management bible for anyone hoping to get ahead in their profession.
Managing UP: 59 Ways to Build a Career-Advancing Relationship with your Boss
Dobson, Michael & Deborah Singer, ©2000, 978-0-8144-7042-8
From Amazon.com: Behind every successful manager is a successful employee. The key to moving up? MANAGING UP For readers seeking a surefire career-booster or simply looking to improve their relationship with their boss, this is a welcome guide written specifically to provide them with the skills needed to build a productive, mutually beneficial relationship with their boss. With the inspiring collection of ideas, strategies, and tactics found in MANAGING UP, readers will learn to: * Enhance their relationship with their supervisor in a constructive and effective manner * Accurately read their boss's likes and dislikes * Provide the kind of support that helps their boss succeed * Make sure they're in tune with their boss's goals * Build mentoring and networking relationships throughout the organization * Handle criticism, deal with problem bosses, and more.
Meaning and Purpose in the Second Half of Life: A Guide to Finding What to Do with the Rest of Your Life
Next Avenue, ©2014, 978-1627640152
From Amazon.com: What will you do with the rest of your life? People often find themselves at a crossroads in their 50s and 60s. Their professional path may no longer be as rewarding or as full of options as it once was, they may be facing an empty nest, or their significant relationships may be shifting ground. For many, the only thing that’s clear is the question “Now what?” With the possibility of 30 or more years of life ahead, those in midlife often find themselves yearning to abandon or overhaul past approaches and set fresh, positive ones in motion. This stage of life is actually the perfect time to reinvent — or reawaken — the most authentic and meaningful parts of ourselves. Relieved of many of our previous commitments, we are free to probe the measure of our own experience and wisdom and pursue things that can make our hearts and souls sing.
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office 101
Frankel, Lois P., ©2004, 0-446-53132-4
From Amazon.com: For every professional woman who wants to get ahead-but feels she is at an impasse-NICE GIRLSDON'T GETTHECORNER OFFICE comes to the rescue. When overlooked for that special assignment or promotion, many women point the finger outwardly, looking for someone else to blame. Now, Lois P. Frankel presents a different view in her empowering career primer that helps women identify ingrained habits they learned as girls that may be holding them back, such as couching statements in a question, smiling inappropriately, tilting the head while speaking, and others. Only by overcoming these self-defeating behaviors will the 'nice girl' learn to leverage her power in the workplace-and claim the corner office she so richly deserves.
Perfect Phrases for Negotiating Salary and Job Offers
DeLuca, Matthew, ©2006, 978-0071475518
From Amazon.com: The latest guide in the top-selling, easy-to-use Perfect Phrases series gives you the correct vocabulary to use to get the best salary or job offer possible. Using words and phrases that take away the taboo surrounding the subject of money, you can ask for what you want-and deserve-with confidence.
The Pursuit of WOW!: Every Person's Guide to Topsy-Turvy Times
Peters, Tom, ©1994, 0-679-75555-1
From BarnesandNoble.com: A dozen years ago, Peters and coauthor Robert Waterman woke up corporate America with In Search of Excellence. Once more the "unconventional" Peters stimulate corporate thought processes. Along with the best of his columns, Peters includes questions and rebuttals that come from readers and listeners, as well as his own candid responses. A "must" read for every business person.
Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life
Leider, Richard & Shapiro, David, ©1996, 1-881052-87-7
From Publishers Weekly: Career development counselor Leider (Life Skills) and freelance writer Shapiro here contend that many "mid-life inventurers" (those undergoing a mid-life crisis) lose their sense of what they want from their personal and professional lives. This simplistic guide is intended to help readers redefine their own version of the "good life" and offers a formula to achieve it. The authors advise readers to discard excess "baggage" such as possessions, responsibilities and relationships in order to reintegrate "work, love, place, and purpose." Citing thinkers from Alfred Adler to Dante and Norman Cousins, they couch their suggestions in metaphorical, slogan-like terms and use sometimes arbitrary-sounding "Postcard exercises" to be exchanged with a "Dialogue Partner." Having "fully unpacked your relationship bags" and chosen only things "you can't live without," you are presumably ready to select a new purpose, way of life and environment. 30,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo; author tour. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers
Miller, Marc, ©2013, 978-0988700505
From Amazon.com: If you're a Baby Boomer, is it too late to change careers? Many Baby Boomers either can't retire or don't want to, but they want a change. Maybe a career they've always dreamed of or just something more fulfilling. Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers shows that change is possible. It requires a strategy and a series of practical steps.
Return of the Boomers
MacKay, Carleen, ©2008, 978-0977340828
From Amazon.com: Return of the Boomers makes the hard case that, for America to successfully compete in the global economy, companies and organizations must effectively utilize the talents of mature workers to build a productive bridge to the future. It answers some of the toughest economic questions our aging nation faces: Will the American dream of a good life stand up in an economically challenged nation if skilled and educated mature workers leave the U.S. workforce in the near future? What does the future hold with fewer and lesser skilled people entering the workforce, significantly changing consumption patterns, massively under-funded U.S. Government liabilities, staggering public and personal debt and soaring health care costs? It shows leaders how to recruit, redevelop and retain mature workers as an integral part of the workforce of the future and to promote personal, professional, economic and societal success.
Second Acts: Creating the Life You Really Want, Building the Career You Truly Desire
Pollan, Stephen M., ©2003, 978-0060514884
From Amazon.com: Second Acts is a guide to reinventing your life. Whether you wish to change careers, move to a more desirable part of the country, start a business, write a novel, or drop everything to pursue a life dream, Stephen Pollan offers a powerful message ofhope and guidance that has benefited his own clients. Through a series of exercises, you will develop a comprehensive "script" for your second act—a step-by-step action plan that will lead you to the life you've always wanted.
Second-Act Careers: 50+ Ways to Profit from Your Passions During Semi-Retirement
Collamer, Nancy, ©2013, 978-1607743828
From Amazon.com: For many people, retirement is no longer a trifecta of golf, grandkids, and gardening— it’s an opportunity for new pursuits that involve both earning income and exploring personal passions. If you’re planning for retirement or already at “retirement age” but want to continue working—whether to supplement your income or to stay mentally and physically active—veteran career coach Nancy Collamer shows how to identify your favorite interests and expertise and repackage them into more than fifty ways to earn income. These second acts range from the traditional (part-time employment, consulting) to newer Internet-based options (teaching online, writing a blog). With a prescriptive approach to securing second-act careers that are flexible, fulfilling, and fun, this book offers a wide variety of income-generating examples as well as exercises to clarify your lifestyle goals and help you plan for your next move.
Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper and More Connected Life
Thomas, Bill, ©2014, 978-1451667578
From Amazon.com: From one of the most original and innovative thinkers in medicine, this “stirring and splendid book” (Wall Street Journal) offers groundbreaking insight to the postwar generation on facing their second coming of age, a developmental opportunity to reshape their lives and our society.
Dr. Thomas is at the forefront of a strong nationwide movement to reframe “life after adulthood” as an exciting stage of human growth and development. In Second Wind, he explores the dreams and disappointments, the struggles and triumphs of a generation of 78 million people who once said they would never grow old and never trust anyone over thirty.
So What Are You Going to Do With That? Finding Careers Ourside Academia
Basala, Susan, et. al., ©2007, 978-0226200408
From Amazon.com: Graduate schools churn out tens of thousands of PhDs and MAs every year. Yet more than half of all college courses are taught by adjunct faculty, which means that the chances of an academic landing a tenure-track job seem only to shrink as student loan and credit card debts grow. What’s a frustrated would-be scholar to do? Can she really leave academia? Can a job outside the academy really be rewarding? And could anyone want to hire a grad-school refugee? In this third edition of “So What Are You Going to Do with That?”, thoroughly revised with new advice for students in the sciences, Susan Basalla and Maggie Debelius — PhDs themselves — answer all those questions with a resounding “Yes!”
The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career
Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, ©2012, 978-0-307-88890-7.
How do you survive and thrive in this fiercely competitive economy? You need a whole new entrepreneurial mindset and skill set. Drawing on the best of Silicon Valley, The Start-Up of You helps you accelerate your career and take control of your future–no matter your profession.
Steering By Starlight
Beck, Martha, ©2008, 978-1594866135
From Amazon.com: In the tradition of her bestseller, Finding Your Own North Star, Oprah Magazine columnist Martha Beck reconnects readers with their best destinies.Described as one of the best-known life coaches in America in media such as Psychology Today, NPR, and USA Today, Martha Beck has demonstrated a rare gift for helping people whose lives have gone off course find their way back to authentic, rewarding lives. Now, in Steering by Starlight: Find Your Right Life, No Matter What!, Martha Beck describes the step-by-step process she uses with her private clients to help them navigate the terrain of their best lives.Bringing together cutting-edge research in psychiatry, neurology, and related fields in an accessible, substantive, original way, Dr. Beck offers powerful new methods for solving the problems that beset ordinary people. Using her trademark wisdom, empathy, and engaging style, she connects readers with fresh, never-before published strategies that have proven most effective and efficient for the hundreds of people she has coached. For readers who have found their North Stars, this book will be an invaluable tool to stay the course and overcome obstacles. For those who still feel adrift, it will provide a way to find true North and follow the path of best destiny.Dr. Beck identifies three stages along the path to recapturing a satisfying life:-“the stargazer” helps readers understand why it’s so easy to lose themselves and offers strategies for sighting their North Star-“the mapmaker” uses this newly clarified perspective to evaluate one’s situation and plot a course for upcoming years-“the pathfinder” discusses the adventures that may be encountered as one travels along this new life courseWhether it’s seeking better relationships, more focused career direction, the achievement of specific fitness goals, or a more harmonious lifestyle, Steering by Starlight’s colorful anecdotes, case studies, and exercises will point the way.
The Girl's Guide to Being a Boss
Friedman, Caitlin & Yorio, Kimberly, ©2006, 0-7679-2284-0
From Amazon.com: Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio offer advice for "both the leader and the led" in this entertaining and useful guidebook for today's working woman. Through quizzes, personal anecdotes, and interviews, Friedman and Yorio help readers to identify their leadership style and share support and encouragement from experts to help women become better (and more comfortable) leaders.
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job
Lencioni, Patrick, ©2007, 978-0-7879-9531-7
From Amazon.com: In his sixth fable, bestselling author Patrick Lencioni takes on a topic that almost everyone can relate to: the causes of a miserable job. Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. It is a simple fact of business life that any job, from investment banker to dishwasher, can become miserable. Through the story of a CEO turned pizzeria manager, Lencioni reveals the three elements that make work miserable — irrelevance, immeasurability, and anonymity — and gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job more fulfilling.
Too Young to Retire: 101 Ways to Start the Rest of Your Life
Stone, Marika, ©2004, 978-0452285576
From Amazon.com: With Americans living longer, healthier lives, the conventional idea of retirement is obsolete. Millions of Americans are working past the age of sixty-five—not because they have to, but because they want to. Many, like Marika and Howard Stone, discover second careers, start their own businesses, or go back to school. Too Young to Retire offers inventive and exciting retirement alternatives to help readers find their labors of love, inner activists, or how to make a home away from home.
The Truth About Managing Your Career
Otazo, Karen, ©2006, 0-13-187336-9
From Amazon.com: This book reveals 60 proven principles and easy career management techniques. Discover powerfully effective ways to start a new job and make a great first impression; work more smoothly with bosses and colleagues; build a high-performance personal network; manage workloads; decide who to trust (and distrust); handle enemies and overcome career setbacks; recognize when to move on; get noticed, get ahead, and get to the top! From Lois Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: "A cutting-edge pioneer in the field of business coaching, Dr. Karen Otazo knows--and speaks--the truth about how to get and keep the job you want. Regardless of your age or stage of your career, you'll find practical tips and tools to make your workplace journey smoother, more enjoyable, and potentially more profitable. The Truth about Managing Your Career is a must-have for your career library."
Unretirement: How Baby Boomers are Changing the Way We Think About Work, Community and the Good Life
Farrell, Chris, ©2014, 978-1620401576
From Amazon.com: The budget battles of recent years have amplified the warnings of demographic doomsayers who predicted that a wave of baby boomers would bleed America dry, bankrupting Social Security and Medicare as they faded into an impoverished old age. On the contrary, argues award-winning journalist Chris Farrell, we are instead on the verge of a broad, positive transformation of our economy and society.
Up is Not the Only Way
Kaye, Beverly, ©1997, 0-89106-163-0
From BarnesandNoble.com: This book opens new vistas for people who feel trapped in a career they see as unfulfilling or limited.
The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose
Irving, Paul, ©2014, 978-1118692035
From Amazon.com: The Upside of Aging: How Long Life Is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose explores a titanic shift that will alter every aspect of human existence, from the jobs we hold to the products we buy to the medical care we receive - an aging revolution underway across America and the world. Moving beyond the stereotypes of dependency and decline that have defined older age, The Upside of Aging reveals the vast opportunity and potential of this aging phenomenon, despite significant policy and societal challenges that must be addressed.
The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty
Gurian, Michael, ©2013, 978-1476706696
From Amazon.com: The New York Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys offers a holistic and uplifting look at the emotional, spiritual, and cognitive dimensions of aging—and how to celebrate life after fifty. The years after fifty are generally discussed in terms of health: what are the physical symptoms that come with advancing age, and what can we do about them? The Wonder of Aging goes beyond these topics to serve as both a spiritual, meditative guide and a practical exploration of the emotional and psychological dimensions of the second half of life. This profound book looks at aging as something positive, life-giving, and miraculous.
Working With You is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work
Crowley, Katherine & Elster, Kathi, ©2006, 978-0-446-57674-1
From Publishers Weekly: For anyone trapped in an energy-zapping relationship with a co-worker, boss or subordinate, Crowley and Elster offer an exit strategy—a highly practical and easily implemented guide to making the situation workable. Looking at the workplace from every employee's perspective, Crowley, a Harvard-trained psychotherapist, and Elster, an entrepreneurial consultant, have created a book as valuable to readers on the top rungs of the corporate ladder as it is to those near the bottom. Readers in the throes of a work crisis can find a relevant case study to lead them to relief from any situation. Whether the problem's a charming and demanding boss, dealing with a saboteur or addressing one's own inclination to play the office martyr, the authors offer frameworks for breaking down the conflict and achieving détente. They even detail the inevitable verbal confrontation. Supervisors are provided suggestions for "parenting" employees who chronically underachieve or disappoint to help them live up to expectation, or at least their job descriptions. This empowering book delivers a sense of control over nasty workplace situations. It may also offer the answer to high job turnover. (Mar.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.