Flow

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061876720
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THE BESTSELLING CLASSIC ON 'FLOW' – THE KEY TO UNLOCKING MEANING, CREATIVITY, PEAK PERFORMANCE, AND TRUE HAPPINESS Legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi ("the leading researcher into ‘flow states’" —Newsweek) demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness, unlock our potential, and greatly improve the quality of our lives. "Explores a happy state of mind called flow, the feeling of complete engagement in a creative or playful activity." —Time

Creativity

Author: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061844034
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Creativity is about capturing those moments that make life worth living. The author's objective is to offer an understanding of what leads to these moments, be it the excitement of the artist at the easel or the scientist in the lab, so that knowledge can be used to enrich people's lives. Drawing on 100 interviews with exceptional people, from biologists and physicists to politicians and business leaders, poets and artists, as well as his 30 years of research on the subject, Csikszentmihalyi uses his famous theory to explore the creative process. He discusses such ideas as why creative individuals are often seen as selfish and arrogant, and why the tortured genius is largely a myth. Most important, he clearly explains why creativity needs to be cultivated and is necessary for the future of our country, if not the world.

Wild Courage

Author: Elle Harrison
Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
ISBN: 1780280475
Size: 70.49 MB
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Redefining the values of great leadership for the modern business environment, Elle Harrison offers a way to develop the next generation of leaders to balance business with spirituality.

From Shy To Social The Shy Man S Guide To Personal Dating Success

Author: Christopher Gray
Publisher: Sunbow Press
ISBN: 0986836419
Size: 44.55 MB
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“Engaging, well-researched and frequently hilarious, From Shy To Social is one of those rare self-help books that feels like you're being coached and encouraged by a trusted friend. An absolute must-read for all of the love shy men out there.” — Sofi Papamarko, Relationship Columnist & Contributor to The Huffington Post and The Globe & Mail

Quitting Previously Published As Mastering The Art Of Quitting

Author: Peg Streep
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0738218553
Size: 76.75 MB
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Find out why the happiest, most successful people have the ability both to persist and to quit Do you believe that "winners never quit and quitters never win"? Do you tend to hang in longer than you should, even when you're unhappy? Our culture usually defines quitting as admitting defeat, but persistence isn't always the answer: When a goal is no longer useful, we need to be able to quit to get the most out of life. In Quitting, bestselling author Peg Streep and psychotherapist Alan Bernstein reveal simple truths that apply to goal setting and achievement in all areas of life, including work, love, and relationships: Without the ability to give up, most people will end up in a discouraging loop. Quitting is a healthy, adaptive response when a goal can't be reached. Quitting permits growth and learning, as well as the ability to frame new goals. Featuring compelling stories of people who successfully quit, along with helpful questionnaires and goal maps to guide you on the right path, Quitting will help you evaluate whether your goals are working for or against you, and whether you need to let go in order to start anew.

The Plan

Author: John M. McKee
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557951542
Size: 68.49 MB
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Personal Balance. Career Success. Financial Strength. The Plan provides readers with a proven approach to creating a full and satisfying life. Applying the same time-tested methods used by the world's most successful organizations and individuals, readers will learn how to take control of their personal, career and financial lives with straightforward step-by-step approach. The Plan helps readers break free of both conscious and unconscious behaviors that may be preventing them from achieving their goals.

The Objectification Spectrum

Author: John M. Rector
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199355436
Size: 70.96 MB
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What lies at the heart of humanity's capacity for evil? Any tenable answer to this age-old question must include an explanation of our penchant for objectifying and dehumanizing our fellow human beings. The Objectification Spectrum: Understanding and Transcending Our Diminishment and Dehumanization of Others draws upon timeless wisdom to propose a new model of objectification. Rather than offering a narrow definition of the term, the author explores objectification as a spectrum of misapprehension running from its mildest form, casual indifference, to its most extreme manifestation, dehumanization. Using vivid examples to clearly demarcate three primary levels of objectification, the author engages in a thoughtful exploration of various dispositional and situational factors contributing to this uniquely human phenomenon. These include narcissism, the ego, death denial, toxic situations, and our perceived boundaries of self, among others. Rector then gives us reason to hope by orienting his model of objectification into a broader continuum of human capability--one that includes a countervailing enlightenment spectrum. Gleaning insights from classic philosophy, the world's five most prominent religious traditions, and current social science research, he examines the best antidotes humankind has devised thus far to move us from casual concern for our fellow human beings toward interconnectedness and, ultimately, unity consciousness. Broad in scope and deeply penetrating, The Objectification Spectrum advances the conversation about the nature of human evil into personally relevant, potentially transformative territory.

Personal Benchmark

Author: Charles Widger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118963334
Size: 27.32 MB
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In Personal Benchmark: Integrating Behavioral Financeand Investment Management, Chuck Widger and Dr. Daniel Crosbyoutline the ways in which a program of embedded behavioral finance,fueled by what matters most to you, can be your protection againstirrational financial behavior. Along the way, you'll learn how toimprove your investment experience, increase returns formerlysacrificed to misbehavior, and worry less about "The Economy" asyou become increasingly focused on "My Economy." Welcome to a new way of investing, a new paradigm forconceptualizing wealth, and a system of turning emotion from yourportfolio's worst enemy into its best friend! In this new model, risk is simply the likelihood that we willunderperform our dreams. Irrationality is acting in ways thatthwart our ability to reach those dreams. And the optimal portfoliois not the one that generates the highest return in abstraction, itis the one that helps us meet our goals without killing our nervesbefore we get there. This book gives advisors the tools needed to effectivelycommunicate the design and execution of the Personal Benchmarksolution.

The Skillful Teacher

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119019869
Size: 14.50 MB
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Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for collegeteaching Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning,stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class.But with increasingly diverse classrooms and constantly changingtechnology, each semester throws up new challenges for engagingstudents. Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energizedwith The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effectivetechniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms.Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decadesof college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successfulmethods to teaching online, working with diverse studentpopulations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. As well asbeing completely revised, updated, and rewritten, this edition addssix brand new chapters on: Teaching critical thinking Using play and creativity in the classroom Teaching in teams Helping students take responsibility for learning Teaching about racism Exercising teacher power responsibly Readers will delve into what learning feels like from astudent's perspective, as well as absorb the wisdom of veterancollege faculty with whom the author has worked. Themes from thebestselling previous editions remain, but are revisited andexpanded with the perspective of an additional decade in theclassroom. This authoritative guide is now even more comprehensiveto better serve teachers looking to improve. Whether you are new tothe classroom or are looking to rise to new challenges, TheSkillful Teacher will provide answers, expand your repertoireof techniques, and invigorate your teaching and yourclassrooms.