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It’s widely accepted in organizations that experience gained from job assignments and formal training helps managers develop their skills in such areas as implementing agendas, working through relationships, creating change, and increasing personal awareness. If you are a manager who has set developmental goals for yourself, you will be able to achieve those goals through skills you learn and practice both on and off the job. This guidebook shows you how experiences from family relationships, friendships, volunteer work, and personal avocations can enhance your professional growth and effectiveness. This guidebook is for both women and men, to help them achieve a richer and more fruitful interaction between work and personal life.
Table of Contents7 The Pull of Work and Life
8 What You Can Learn from Nonwork Experiences
15 How Private Life Promotes Leadership Development
22 What Work Experience Can Teach About Life Skills
24 Make It All Work Together
26 Serving as a Role Model
28 From Life to Work and Back Again
28 Suggested Readings
30 Key Point Summary