The Peak Performing Professor: A Practical Guide to Productivity and Happiness

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Grounded in research on neuroscience, faculty development, work productivity, positive psychology, and resilience, this faculty development guide is filled with the techniques and strategies that go beyond a discussion of work-life balance and teaching tips to offer practical tools for managing the life of the professor while maximizing his or her potential. Faculty who complete the book?s exercises are able to anchor their work, roles, and use of time in their most deeply held values, to integrate their personal...

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Overview

Grounded in research on neuroscience, faculty development, work productivity, positive psychology, and resilience, this faculty development guide is filled with the techniques and strategies that go beyond a discussion of work-life balance and teaching tips to offer practical tools for managing the life of the professor while maximizing his or her potential. Faculty who complete the book’s exercises are able to anchor their work, roles, and use of time in their most deeply held values, to integrate their personal and professional lives into a seamless garment, and to create a legacy of a life well-lived.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118105146
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/7/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 602,265
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

A former professor of psychology and department chair at the Notre Dame of Maryland University, Susan Robison provides faculty development workshops and productivity coaching at higher education conferences and on college campuses.

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Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Acknowledgments ix

Dedication x

Introduction xi

1 Practices of Peak Performing Professors 1

PART 1 POWER YOUR WORK AND YOUR LIFE WITH PURPOSE 19

2 Your Ideal Life 21

3 Your Purpose 31

4 Your Mission 41

5 Your Vision and Goals 51

6 The Dream Book 65

PART 2 ALIGN YOUR LIFE WITH YOUR POWER 73

7 Establish Priorities 77

8 Align Projects with Priorities 83

9 Organize Projects 91

10 Align Resources 107

11 Align Your Work Habits for Success 123

PART 3 CONNECT WITH MUTUALLY SUPPORTIVE PEOPLE 133

12 Engage Others: Meeting and Greeting 137

13 Collaborate for Mutual Benefit 153

14 Negotiate Mutual Needs: Solve Problems and Manage Conflict 167

PART 4 ENERGIZE YOURSELF FOR A LONG AND HAPPY CAREER AND LIFE 177

15 Wellness 181

16 Well-Being 197

PART 5 PACE YOUR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 217

17 The Professor 219

18 The Teacher 225

19 The Scholar 243

20 The Servant Leader 255

21 Life Roles 265

Epilogue 275

References 281

Appendix 301

Index 303

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