Reaching Your Potential: Personal and Professional Development / Edition 4 available in Paperback
REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL takes a holistic approach to helping students take control of their lives and improve their self-belief. The text is organized around the four areas of emotional, intellectual, physical and social potentials. Through a process of learning and self-examination, students discover their values, increase their commitment to personal goals, and challenge themselves to grow and learn. While gaining practical knowledge and skills, students will discover their emotional, intellectual, physical, and social resources. This model, which is thematically integrated throughout the text, allows readers to emerge from their learning experience understanding the importance of developing each of these areas in order to reach their fullest potential. The text involves readers in active learning with self-assessments, activities that apply concepts to their own lives, questions that test comprehension, and case studies to foster critical-thinking skills.
About the Author
Robert K. Throop is the former Corporate Director of Education for ATE Enterprises. With over 35 years of experience in education, spanning the elementary to graduate school levels, he is presently the Chief Academic Officer for ITT Educational Services Inc. Robert Throop and Marion Castellucci have helped thousands of adults to discover their strengths, develop their goals, and reach them.
Marion B. Castellucci earned a B.A. from Barnard College and has over 30 years experience as a writer and editor of educational books. Robert Throop and Marion Castellucci have helped thousands of adults to discover their strengths, develop their goals, and reach them.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION To the Lifelong Learner. Before You Begin: Self-Assessment. Part I: DEVELOPING YOUR EMOTIONAL POTENTIAL. 1. The Power of Self-Belief. 2. Setting Goals and Managing Time. Part II: DEVELOPING YOUR INTELLECTUAL POTENTIAL. 3. Improving Your Thinking Skills. 4. Improving Your Study Skills. Part III: DEVELOPING YOUR PHYSICAL POTENTIAL 5. Eating Well. 6. Staying Healthy. Part IV: DEVELOPING YOUR SOCIAL POTENTIAL. 7. Communicating Effectively. 8. Improving Your Listening Skills. 9. Improving Your Speaking Skills. 10. Getting Along with Others. 11. Functioning in Groups. Part V: DEVELOPING YOUR ACTION PLAN. 12. Handling Change and Stress. 13. Managing Money. 14. Preparing for Your Career. After You're Done: Self-Assessment. Glossary. References. Index.
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