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Author Clawson, James G S
Title Balancing Your Life : Executive Lessons for Work, Family and Self
Imprint Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company, 2009
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Descript 1 online resource (368 pages)
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Note Intro -- Contents -- Dedication -- Preface Why this book. Features of the book. How to read the book. Acknowledgements. Dedication. -- The Case Stories -- Acknowledgements -- 1. The Symphony of Life Explores the challenges of balancing one's work, family and personal life and introduces a "Balance Wheel" framework for doing that. Web-based Excel tool available. -- The Balance Wheel -- What Do You Want? -- 2. Adult Life and Career Stages Summarizes what we know about predictable stages in human life and career. Invites the reader to make notes along the way about similarities in his/her own experience. -- Erikson's Theory -- Life Stages -- Gould's Theory -- Levinson's Theory -- Career Stages -- Miller and Form's Theory -- Super's Theory -- Schein's Theory -- Dalton, Thompson, and Price's Theory -- Driver and Brousseau's Theory -- Summary -- Living Inside-out or Outside-in -- References -- 3. The Nature of Success: What Do You Want? A discussion of the challenges of de. ning success with some good examples and setting up the trade-offs one has to make between wealth, fame, power, family, love, health, recreation, resonance/ flow, material things, etc. Presents a view of how to merge the static, cross-sectional view with the dynamic longitudinal view. -- Conclusion -- References -- 4. Charles Nelson: A Week in the Life of an Investment Banking Intern A diary of an MBA student working horrendous hours in investment banking. -- Recruiting Interviews -- A Typical Work Week -- My Career Goals -- Questions for Reflection -- 5. Hassan Shahrasebi: The Golden Boy An Iranian workaholic puts job ahead of self and family and nearly pays the price with his life as he falls asleep while driving and has a horrendous wreck. -- Iran Office Machines Center Co. Ltd. -- Hassan Shahrasebi -- Next Steps -- Epilogue
6. Tetsundo Iwakuni: The Life and Career of a Japanese Executive Current member of the Japanese Diet who began as an investment banker in Europe and New York and then became the most popular of all 605 mayors in Japan and is a part of the reform movement in Japan. CD ROM available. -- Childhood -- College Life -- Career at Nikko Securities -- International Career -- Mayoral Election -- Mayor Iwakuni -- Reactions -- Next Steps -- References -- 7. Dee Dee Fisher: The Life and Career of a Free Spirit A free spirit entrepreneur who has successfully introduced a new product through GNC, lost large amounts of weight, become a . tness nut, and is able to resist the outside-in pressures of society to do things her own way. CD-ROM available. -- The Early Years -- Graduation, Marriage, Divorce, and Moving Away -- Out of Idaho -- Discovering Control -- Trying Chocolate Cake -- The Landmark Forum -- Finding an Outlet for Her Story -- Bodyonics Pinnacle -- Estrolean -- Waiting for the Estrolean Release -- The American Psyche -- Moving to the Country -- Epilogue -- References -- 8. Erika James: The Life and Career of a Tenured Professor A professor balances getting tenure, teaching, writing, consulting, serving on committees, having two kids, managing a long-distance marriage and her health. And then is asked to do more. CD-Rom available -- Erika Hayes -- Academia -- Jimmie James -- Marriage -- Making it Work -- Professor Erika James -- Family -- A Typical Week at the Jameses' House -- Maintaining Energy -- Managing Careers -- New Opportunity - or Straw that Could Break the Camel's Back? -- Epilogue -- 9. Donna Dubinsky: The Life and Career of a High-Tech Entrepreneur A description of the early life and formative events in the life of Donna Dubinsky, founder of Palm and one of America's most influential women. -- From Benton Harbor to Harvard Business School
The Dawn of the Personal Computer Age -- The Discovery of Apple -- Stepping into the Tornado -- The Early Years: 1981 to 1983 -- The Two Faces of Apple -- The Rise of IBM -- "1984": The Turning Point -- The "Just-in-Time" Proposal -- The Splitting Apple -- The Team Takes Sides -- Apple Reorganization -- Transitions -- Dubinsky in the Land Down Under -- What's Next? -- The Apple Takeover -- Choices: to Go or to Palm? -- The Fork in the Road -- Epilogue -- References -- 10. Ed Norris: The Life and Career of a Police Commissioner Describes Mr. Norris' childhood, career advancement, rise to the top spot, lifestyle issues, indictment, imprisonment, and subsequent successes. -- Before the Badge -- Becoming a Cop in the New York City Police Department -- Commissioner Edward T. Norris of the Baltimore Police Department -- Norris's Philosophy on Police Work -- The Baltimore Police Supplemental Account -- Stepping up to Maryland State Police Superintendent -- Stepping Down -- Being on the Inside -- Being on the Outside -- Being a Radio Talk-Show Host -- Turning Life Around -- References -- 11. Walt Shill: The Life and Career of a Senior Consultant An American who just became partner in Japan in a well-known global consulting . rm decides to take some time off to regain his health and . gure out the meaning of life by cycling across the entire United States. -- Background -- The Darden MBA Program -- Japan: Career and Family -- The Sabbatical -- The Transcontinental Odyssey -- Winding Down -- Where Next? -- Epilogue -- 12. Tom Curren: The Life and Career of a Senior Executive Officer The senior strategy officer for Marriott Corporation describes his life and career including his hobbies, lifestyle, typical week, relationships, and family. CD ROM available. -- Tom Curren's Early Life -- Business Experience -- Working at Marriott -- On Strategic Planning Skills
Tom Curren, the Person -- Tom Curren's Philosophy of Life -- On Marriage -- On Parenting -- A Typical Work Week -- The Emotional Side of Tom Curren -- On Finances -- The Physical Side of Tom Curren -- Nutrition -- Working in the Community -- Cosmology -- On Leadership -- On Being Organized -- On Burnout -- On His Wife -- On Business School Education -- in Conclusion -- 13. Judy Moore Curren: The Wife of a Senior Executive Of. cer Mrs. Curren describes her husband and their relationship and lifestyle. Her children also comment. -- On Balancing Family and Work -- On Business School -- Describing Tom Curren -- Jenny Moore -- Judy Commenting on their Marriage -- A Typical Week -- Things we're Working on in the Future -- Epilogue -- 14. Jackie Woods: The Life and Career of a Company President A successful Ameritech executive wrestles with whether to cancel a family vacation in order to participate in a very important corporate restructuring. CD ROM includes interviews with co-workers, daughters, and husband. -- Background -- The Woods Return to Cleveland -- Divestiture Transforms an Industry and a Career -- Family Affairs -- Back to Business -- Wrenching Changes at Home and Office -- European Vacation Plans -- Epilogue -- 15. Bob Johnson: The Life and Career of a Divisional Chief Executive Of. cer Bob Johnson, just retired CEO of Honeywell Aerospace, has money, fame, power, and is facing a divorce and an uncertain future. Beset with Attention De. cit Disorder (ADD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), he has learned to manage his career well. He's offered a job in Dubai to establish a new aerospace industry there, but it will disrupt his intended retirement, family and new house-building. CD ROM available. -- A "Normal" Childhood and Youth -- Earning a Higher Education -- Going to Work -- Management Development -- Singapore -- AAR Corporation
AlliedSignal -- Honeywell International -- The Style that Produced Uninterrupted Professional Success -- Johnson's Third Office -- The Zipper Club -- The Broken Marriage Club -- Coming up on Retirement -- Learning to Live as an Ordinary, Single Citizen -- Epilogue -- 16. James Harold Clawson: The Life and Career of a Chief Executive Of. cer An intimate view of the former CEO of Puget Sound Power and Light, Seattle Washington, including discussions of how he managed his career and his marriage and family life. Includes a comment by his wife about how sometimes she thinks he doesn't even SEE her needs. -- The Early Years -- The Harvard Business School and First Job -- Leora Gibbs -- Moving to Seattle -- Opportunities for Career Advancement -- Financial Strategy -- Family Strategy -- Reaching the Top -- Chief Executive Officer -- Retirement -- 17. Concluding Comments Author's comments and suggestions on how to integrate all of this. -- Three Lenses -- The Life and Career Stories
Key Features:Includes personal and engaging inspirational insightsWritten in an easy-to-understand personal conversational style with minimal academic jargonContains short and easily readable chaptersWritten for employees, managers, executives, and performers of all levels in all professionsAuthored by a successful expert on leadership and a performance-oriented consultant to high performing individuals and organizations
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Clawson, James G S Balancing Your Life: Executive Lessons For Work, Family And Self Singapore : World Scientific Publishing Company,c2009 9789812839060
Subject Work and family.;Executives -- Family relationships.;Quality of life.;Work and family -- Case studies.;Executives -- Family relationships -- Case studies.;Quality of life -- Case studies
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