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Reaching Your Potential : Personal and Professional Development

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Pub. Date:
12/8/2003
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Summary

The new edition of this book helps learners of all ages and backgrounds take control of their lives and improve self belief and self-esteem. A blend of concepts and applications help readers discover and develop emotional, intellectual, physical, and social potential.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Acknowledgments xxi
To the Lifelong Learner xxiii
Before You Begin: Self-Assessment xxvi
UNIT I Developing Your Emotional Potential 1(48)
Chapter 1 The Power of Self-Belief
3(24)
What Is Success?
4(1)
Values
4(5)
Your Turn 1-1: Who Are You?
5(2)
Your Turn 1-2: What Do You Value?
7(1)
Your Turn 1-3: Examine Your Values
8(1)
News & Views: Benjamin Franklin's Values
9(1)
Beliefs
9(8)
Your Turn 1-4: The Power of Other People's Beliefs
12(1)
Whatever It Takes: Linda Pauwels, Jet Captain
13(2)
Your Turn 1-5: Use Positive Self-Talk
15(1)
News & Views: Positive Psychology
16(1)
Self-Belief
17(10)
Your Turn 1-6: What's Your Self-Belief?
18(2)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
20(1)
What's on the Internet?
20(1)
Finding Information on the Internet
21(6)
Chapter 2 Setting Realistic Goals
27(22)
Identifying Your Goals
28(4)
Your Turn 2-1: What Are Your Dreams?
29(3)
Creating an Action Plan
32(4)
Your Turn 2-2: What Are Your Goals?
33(1)
News & Views: New Year's Resolutions
34(1)
Your Turn 2-3: Prepare an Action Plan
35(1)
Reaching Your Goals
36(15)
Whatever It Takes: Doug Blevins, Football Coach
37(4)
Your Turn 2-4: What Motivates You?
41(1)
Your Turn 2-5: Are You a Perfectionist?
42(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
43(6)
Unit 2 Developing Your Intellectual Potential 49(54)
Chapter 3 Improving Your Thinking Skills
51(24)
The Brain
52(1)
Remembering
53(4)
Your Turn 3-1: How Soon We Forget ...
55(1)
News & Views: The Nun Study
56(1)
Thinking Critically
57(3)
Your Turn 3-2: Do You Remember?
58(2)
Your Turn 3-3: Draw Your Own Conclusions
60(1)
Solving Problems
60(4)
Your Turn 3-4: What Do You Think?
61(1)
Whatever It Takes: Lonnie G. Johnson, Inventor
62(1)
Your Turn 3-5: Approach Problems Proactively
63(1)
Thinking Creatively
64(11)
Your Turn 3-6: Solve a Problem
65(1)
Your Turn 3-7: Test Your Creativity
66(2)
Your Turn 3-8: Draw Your Own Mind-Map
68(1)
Your Turn 3-9: Have a Brainstorming Session
69(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
70(5)
Chapter 4 Improving Your Study Skills
75(28)
Learning Styles
76(3)
Your Turn 4-1: What Is Your Learning Style?
78(1)
Preparing to Study
79(2)
Reading Books and Articles
81(5)
Your Turn 4-2: Early Bird or Night Owl?
82(1)
Whatever It Takes: Oseola McCarty, Laundress
83(2)
Your Turn 4-3: Reading to Learn
85(1)
Taking Notes
86(3)
Your Turn 4-4: Take Notes on This Chapter
89(1)
Taking Tests
89(4)
News & Views Are There Many Types of Intelligence?
90(2)
Your Turn 4-5: How Good Are Your Study Habits?
92(1)
Using the Library
93(12)
Your Turn 4-6: Check Out Your Library
96(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
97(6)
Unit 3 Developing Your Physical Potential 103(50)
Chapter 5 Eating Well
105(24)
Nutrients
106(7)
Your Turn 5-1: What Are You Eating?
110(2)
Your Turn 5-2: Fat and Cholesterol Quiz
112(1)
What Is a Balanced Diet?
113(3)
Changing Your Eating Habits
116(1)
Healthy Weights
117(12)
News & Views: The Other Food Guide Pyramids
118(3)
Your Turn 5-3: Calculate the Daily Calorie Intake to Maintain Your weight
121(1)
Whatever It Takes: Michele Hoskins, Food Entrepreneur
122(2)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
124(5)
Chapter 6 Staying Heathy
129(24)
Exercise
130(5)
Your Turn 6-1: Rate Your Level of Activity
131(4)
Your Turn 6-2: Make an Exercise Agreement
135(1)
Rest
135(2)
News & Views: Aerobic Exercise and Mood
136(1)
Your Turn 6-3: What Kind of Sleeper Are You?
137(1)
Drug Abuse
137(9)
Whatever It Takes: The Dragon Slayers, Emergency Medical Team
140(1)
Your Turn 6-4: Are You a Problem Drinker?
141(5)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
146(9)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
147(6)
Unit 4 Developing Your Social Potential 153(118)
Chapter 7 Communicating Effectively
155(26)
What Is Communication?
156(5)
News & Views: Gestures: One Culture's "Good Luck" Is Another Culture's Insult
159(2)
Barriers to Communication
161(3)
Your Turn 7-1: Observing Nonverbal Communication
162(2)
Communication Styles
164(4)
Whatever It Takes: Elizabeth Vargas, Broadcast Journalist
165(1)
News & Views: E-Mail Etiquette
166(2)
Effective Communication
168(13)
Your Turn 7-2: What Is Your Communication Style?
169(3)
Your Turn 7-3: Map Your Communication
172(1)
Your Turn 7-4: Say It Again
173(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
174(7)
Chapter 8 Improving Your Listening Skills
181(16)
Why Is Listening So Hard?
182(1)
Listening Effectively
183(14)
Your Turn 8-1: How Good a Listener Are You?
185(1)
Your Turn 8-2: Asking Good Questions
186(2)
News & Views: Listening: A Cornerstone of Psychotherapy
188(1)
Your Turn 8-3: Fact or Opinion?
189(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
190(1)
Whatever It Takes: Chan Ho Yun, Violin Teacher
191(6)
Chapter 9 Improving Your Speaking Skills
197(24)
First Impressions
198(1)
Speech Qualities
199(3)
Effective Conversations
202(3)
Your Turn 9-1: Rate Your Speech Qualities
203(2)
Speaking on the Telephone
205(6)
News & Views: Wanted: Bilingual Workers
206(1)
Your Turn 9-2: Can You Improve This Conversation?
207(3)
Whatever It Takes: Gary Locke, Governor of Washington
210(1)
Your Turn 9-3: Who Is It?
211(1)
Speaking to Groups
211(10)
Your Turn 9-4: Do You Speak Up?
214(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
215(6)
Chapter 10 Getting Along with Others
221(26)
Begin with Yourself
222(2)
Your Turn 10-1: The Fine Line Between Assertiveness and Aggression
224(1)
Consider Your Ethical Values
224(3)
Your Turn 10-2: Do the Right Thing
226(1)
Reach Out to Others
227(4)
Your Turn 10-3: Understanding the Needs of Others
229(2)
Feedback in Relationships
231(6)
Your Turn 10-4: Diagram Two Relationships
232(2)
News & Views: Who Do You Think You Are? It Depends
234(2)
Your Turn 10-5: Defending Yourself
236(1)
Conflict
237(10)
Your Turn 10-6: Take an Anger Inventory
239(1)
Whatever It Takes: Colin Powell, Secretary of State
240(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
241(6)
Chapter 11 Functioning in Groups
247(24)
Group Dynamics
248(5)
Your Turn 11-1: Your Class as a Group
250(3)
Your Turn 11-2: Draw a Communication Pattern
253(1)
How People Behave in Groups
253(3)
News & Views: Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Discrimination
254(2)
Participating in Groups
256(6)
Your Turn 11-3: Conformity in Your Class
257(1)
Whatever It Takes: Mike Krzyzewski, Basketball Coach
258(3)
Your Turn 11-4: Rate Yourself as a Member of Your Class
261(1)
Leading Groups
262(11)
Your Turn 11-5: Which Leadership Style Works Best?
264(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
265(6)
Unit 5 Developing Your Action Plan 271(122)
Chapter 12 Handling Change and Stress
273(20)
Causes of Stress
274(2)
Personality and Stress
276(4)
Your Turn 12-1: Assess Your Major Life Changes
277(1)
Your Turn 12-2: Assess the Stress of Daily Life
278(1)
Whatever It Takes: Roy P. Benavidez, Green Beret
279(1)
Signs of Stress
280(2)
Your Turn 12-3: Are You Prone to Stress?
281(1)
Coping with Stress
282(11)
Your Turn 12-4: Stress Signals Checklist
283(1)
News & Views: Drugs to Relieve Stress: A Treatment, Not a Cure
284(2)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
286(1)
Your Turn 12-5: Your Support Group
287(6)
Chapter 13 Managing Time
293(24)
The Tyranny of Time
294(6)
Your Turn 13-1: Do You Procrastinate?
295(1)
Your Turn 13-2: How Do You Spend Your Time?
296(3)
Your Turn 13-3: How Well Do You Use Time?
299(1)
Getting Organized
300(2)
Your Turn 13-4: Set Your Priorities
302(1)
Using Time Management Tools
302(2)
News & Views: Views of Time
303(1)
Time Management Strategies
304(13)
Your Turn 13-5: Use a Planner
305(1)
Your Turn 13-6: Make a "To Do" List
305(4)
Whatever It Takes: Donna Fujimoto Cole, Chemical Industry Engineer
309(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
310(7)
Chapter 14 Managing Money
317(34)
Attitudes toward Money
318(1)
The Financial Pyramid
318(2)
Your Turn 14-1: How Do You Feel About Money?
319(1)
Budgeting for the Basics
320(7)
Your Turn 14-2: Review Your Values and Goals
321(2)
Your Turn 14-3: Track Your Income and Expenses
323(4)
Your Turn 14-4: Make Up a Monthly Budget
327(1)
Savings and Debit Cards
327(2)
Credit
329(6)
Your Turn 14-5: Banking a Tax Refund
331(3)
News & Views: Dealing with Debt
334(1)
Your Turn 14-6: Fill in a Credit Application
335(1)
Insurance
335(6)
Owning a Home
338(2)
Your Turn 14-7: Your Personal Insurance Plan
340(1)
Your Turn 14-8: Should You Own Your Own Home?
341(1)
Investing for the Future
341(10)
Whatever It Takes: Rosario Marín, Secretary of the Treasury
342(2)
Your Turn 14-9: What Are Your Long-Term Financial Goals?
344(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
345(6)
Chapter 15 Preparing for Your Career
351(42)
What Can You Offer?
352(4)
Your Turn 15-1: What Are Your Skills and Interests?
355(1)
What Do You Want?
356(2)
Your Turn 15-2: Take a Self-Inventory
357(1)
Matching Yourself to an Occupation
358(4)
News & Views: Where the Jobs Will Be in the Year 2010
361(1)
Taking Action on Your Job Search
362(21)
Your Turn 15-3: Identify Your Occupational Objective
363(4)
Your Turn 15-4: Gather Information for Your Resume
367(1)
Your Turn 15-5: Plan a Career Portfolio
368(1)
Your Turn 15-6 Start Building a Network
369(4)
Whatever It Takes: Delores Kesler, Temp Agency Entrepreneur
373(10)
Your Turn 15-7: Role Play an Interview
383(1)
Your Career: A Lifelong Enterprise
383(10)
Your Turn 15-8: Your Long-Term Professional Goals
384(1)
The Information Highway: Getting Up to Speed
385(8)
After You're Done: Self Assessment 393(6)
Glossary 399(6)
References 405(2)
Index 407


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