Reaching Your Potential : Personal and Professional Development

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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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.

Table of Contents

To the Lifelong Learner
Before You Begin: Self-Assessment
Developing Your Emotional Potential
The Power of Self-Belief
Setting Goals and Managing Time
Developing Your Intellectual Potential
Improving Your Thinking Skills
Improving Your Study Skills
Developing Your Physical Potential
Eating Well
Staying Healthy
Developing Your Social Potential
Communicating Effectively
Improving Your Listening Skills
Improving Your Speaking Skills
Getting Along with Others
Functioning in Groups
Developing Your Action Plan
Handling Change and Stress
Managing Money
Preparing for Your Career
After You're Done: Self-Assessment
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