Mid-Career Development

Research perspectives on a developmental community for senior administrators
Author: Robert N. Rapoport
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136431454
Category: Social Science
Page: 312
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Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1970 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

The Science of Adolescent Risk-Taking:

Workshop Report
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on the Science of Adolescence,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309158524
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Adolescence is a time when youth make decisions, both good and bad, that have consequences for the rest of their lives. Some of these decisions put them at risk of lifelong health problems, injury, or death. The Institute of Medicine held three public workshops between 2008 and 2009 to provide a venue for researchers, health care providers, and community leaders to discuss strategies to improve adolescent health.

Current Catalog


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
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First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.

Skills of an Effective Administrator


Author: Robert L. Katz
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 163369139X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 88
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While there is a widespread belief that some people are born to lead, the existence of an "ideal manager" is almost entirely a myth. Basic skills—the ones that most employees can learn - are often more important than personality traits. In Skills of an Effective Administrator, Robert L. Katz identifies the three fundamental abilities companies should seek to develop in their managers. Find out for yourself how these vital skills can be put to work today. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

Personnel literature


Author: United States. Office of Personnel Management. Library,United States Civil Service Commission. Library
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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The Mentor's Guide

Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships
Author: Lois J. Zachary
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118103300
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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THE MENTOR'S GUIDE Second Edition Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor's Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. Managers, teachers, and leaders from any career, professional, or educational setting can successfully navigate the learning journey by using the hands-on exercises in this unique resource. "The need for mentoring has never been greater. Securing a new generation of diverse leaders and the need for sustainable change are not easy tasks. As I renew my commitment to mentoring, The Mentor's Guide is the tool I want by my side. It is jam-packed with everything I need to be successful and more—new exercises, concrete examples, and a road map for building an effective relationship." —PERNILLE LOPEZ, global human resource manager, The IKEA Group "The Mentor's Guide remains the go-to book for those seeking to make their practice of mentorship as helpful and accessible as possible. Practically written and grounded in a solid understanding of how adults learn, this is an invaluable resource." —STEPHEN D. BROOKFIELD, Distinguished University Professor, University of St. Thomas "Across all industries, we look to leaders to deliver broad-based results through others. The Mentor's Guide is an excellent resource for leaders interested in unleashing the potential of their team members. There is no greater gift that leaders can give their teams than to develop themselves." —KATHY BOLLINGER, president, Arizona West Region Banner Health "The Mentor's Guide provides poignant insights and pragmatic instruction for conveying wise advice that fosters insight and facilitates growth. A must-read for anyone who cares about the power and potential of talent." —CHIP R. BELL, author, Managers as Mentors "After more than a decade, The Mentor's Guide is still the best. It has stood the test of time and remains an indispensable tool for mentors across all fields." —LAURENT PARKS DALOZ, author, Mentor: Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners

World Report on Ageing and Health


Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241565047
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 246
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The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems and injustices inherent in current systems for long-term care.

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners
Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821389076
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
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This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

Preparing for an Aging World:

The Case for Cross-National Research
Author: Committee on National Statistics,Committee on Population,Panel on a Research Agenda and New Data for an Aging World,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309074215
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Aging is a process that encompasses virtually all aspects of life. Because the speed of population aging is accelerating, and because the data needed to study the aging process are complex and expensive to obtain, it is imperative that countries coordinate their research efforts to reap the most benefits from this important information. Preparing for an Aging World looks at the behavioral and socioeconomic aspects of aging, and focuses on work, retirement, and pensions; wealth and savings behavior; health and disability; intergenerational transfers; and concepts of well-being. It makes recommendations for a collection of new, cross-national data on aging populations-data that will allow nations to develop policies and programs for addressing the major shifts in population age structure now occurring. These efforts, if made internationally, would advance our understanding of the aging process around the world.

Mentoring at Work

Developmental Relationships in Organizational Life
Author: Kathy E. Kram
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780819167552
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 252
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A close look at relationships in the work place that enhance an individual's performance, development and career potential during the early, middle and late career years. The author targets three distinct audiences: individuals at every career stage, practicing managers and employees in all occupations and finally, human resource specialists, organizational researchers and psychologists. Originally published in 1985 by Scott, Foresman and Company.

The Leadership Pipeline

How to Build the Leadership Powered Company
Author: Ram Charan,Stephen Drotter,James Noel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470921487
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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An updated and revised version of the bestselling The Leadership Pipeline – the critical resource for how companies can grow leaders from the inside. In business, leadership at every level is a requisite for company survival. Yet the leadership pipeline –the internal strategy to grow leaders – in many companies is dry or nonexistent. Drawing on their experiences at many Fortune 500 companies, the authors show how organizations can develop leadership at every level by identifying future leaders, assessing their corporate confidence, planning their development, and measuring their results. New to this edition is 65 pages of new material to update the model, share new stories and add new advice based on the ten more years of experience. The authors have also added a "Frequently Asked Questions" section to the end of each chapter.

School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Your Handbook for Action
Author: Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506391354
Category: Education
Page: 384
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Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations

Bridging Disciplines in the Brain, Behavioral, and Clinical Sciences


Author: Committee on Building Bridges in the Brain, Behavioral, and Clinical Sciences,Institute of Medicine,Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Health
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309070783
Category: Medical
Page: 144
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Interdisciplinary research is a cooperative effort by a team of investigators, each an expert in the use of different methods and concepts, who have joined in an organized program to attack a challenging problem. Each investigator is responsible for the research in their area of discipline that applies to the problem, but together the investigators are responsible for the final product. The need for interdisciplinary training activities has been detailed over the last 25 years in both public and private reports. The history of science and technology has even shown the important advances that arose from interdisciplinary research, including plate tectonics which brought together geologists, oceanographers, paleomagnetists, seismologists, and geophysicists to advance the ability to forecast earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In recognition of this, the need to train scientists who can address the highly complex problems that challenge us today and fully use new knowledge and technology, and the fact that cooperative efforts have proved difficult, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), the National Institute on Nursing Research (NINR), and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) requested that an Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee be created to complete several tasks including: examining the needs and strategies for interdisciplinary training in the brain, behavioral, social, and clinical sciences, defining necessary components of true interdisciplinary training in these areas, and reviewing current educational and training programs to identify elements of model programs that best facilitate interdisciplinary training. Bridging Disciplines in the Brain, Behavioral, and Clinical Sciences provides the conclusions and recommendations of this committee. Due to evaluations of the success of interdisciplinary training programs are scarce, the committee could not specify the "necessary components" or identify the elements that "best facilitate" interdisciplinary training. However, after reviewing existing programs and consulting with experts, the committee identified approaches likely to be successful in providing direction for interdisciplinary endeavors at various career stages. This report also includes interviews, training programs, and workshop agendas used.

Education for Life and Work

Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century
Author: Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills,Center for Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 030925650X
Category: Education
Page: 229
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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.

World Development Report 2015

Mind, Society, and Behavior
Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464803439
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 234
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Development economics and policy are due for a redesign. In the past few decades, research from across the natural and social sciences has provided stunning insight into the way people think and make decisions. Whereas the first generation of development policy was based on the assumption that humans make decisions deliberatively and independently, and on the basis of consistent and self-interested preferences, recent research shows that decision making rarely proceeds this way. People think automatically: when deciding, they usually draw on what comes to mind effortlessly. People also think socially: social norms guide much of behavior, and many people prefer to cooperate as long as others are doing their share. And people think with mental models: what they perceive and how they interpret it depend on concepts and worldviews drawn from their societies and from shared histories. The World Development Report 2015 offers a concrete look at how these insights apply to development policy. It shows how a richer view of human behavior can help achieve development goals in many areas, including early childhood development, household finance, productivity, health, and climate change. It also shows how a more subtle view of human behavior provides new tools for interventions. Making even minor adjustments to a decision-making context, designing interventions based on an understanding of social preferences, and exposing individuals to new experiences and ways of thinking may enable people to improve their lives. The Report opens exciting new avenues for development work. It shows that poverty is not simply a state of material deprivation, but also a tax ? on cognitive resources that affects the quality of decision making. It emphasizes that all humans, including experts and policy makers, are subject to psychological and social influences on thinking, and that development organizations could benefit from procedures to improve their own deliberations and decision making. It demonstrates the need for more discovery, learning, and adaptation in policy design and implementation. The new approach to development economics has immense promise. Its scope of application is vast. This Report introduces an important new agenda for the development community.