This reader friendly book on personality and self-development, now in its Fourth Revised Edition, is intended to steer the reader to a better life through leadership in the world of work and industry. It is extremely useful for technical apprentices, trainees and their instructors, supervisors and trade unionists—in short, for any person associated with worker groups. Fr. McGrath, a name to reckon with in the area of HR, shows, in this compact book, the importance of training for life and leadership. WHAT’S NEW TO THIS REVISED EDITION : • Necessary updating done throughout the text. • The references to pay scales and labour laws have been adjusted along with minor modifications in a number of places. The text is written in a simple conversational style using clear examples and cartoons to make it lively.
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About the Author
E. H. McGRATH, S.J., former Director and Professor at XLRI, Jamshedpur, is a trainer and consultant in the field of human development and industrial relations. He has been chosen several times as sole arbitrator in industrial disputes.
Table of ContentsPrefacePART I—First Contacts with IndustryPersonal Skills I (Speaking)Basic Service Conditions: WagesCommunicationsPersonal Skills II (Writing)Basic Service Conditions: Hours and LeaveWork, Self-confidence and ExcellencePersonal Skills III (Listening)Self-employment IPersonal Skills IV (Asking the Right Questions)Self-employment IIPersonal Skills V (Reading)PART II—Discipline, Penalties and Termination of ServiceSafety, First-aid and HygienePersonal Skills VI (Giving Instructions)Workers and Worker SecurityPersonal Skills VII (Being Critically Conscious)Special Types of WorkersLeadership Skills I (Leading)Workers and Their UnionsLeadership Skills II (Looking for a Better Way)Industrial RelationsLeadership Skills III (Solidarity, Meeting, Negotiating)PART III—The Family and the WorkerCivic and Political FreedomLeadership Skills IV (Managing Time, Setting Goals)Industry, Environment and a Human World Order