Synopses & Reviews
This is a science-based, edited collection of 18 essays on wellbeing,finding meaning, and the practical aspects of making a good life. A main theme is that life stress in general is on the increase, causedby mounting and conflicting pressures at work and at home. Recent research on how to deal with stress has resulted in a number ofeffective strategies and tactics. In Part I, on the area of individual wellbeing, approaches include “otherish” behavior, whichis proactively and strategically helping others; managing perfectionism; and developing personal resilience. Writers in PartII, Family and Extra-Work Experiences and Activities,” examine helping fathers flourish; juggling family and career; an interventionfor early parenting that promotes work-family enrichment; and balancing employment, childcare and eldercare. Part III, “Work andCareer Experiences and Activities,” has chapters on managing workaholism, mindfulness, meaningful work, protean careerorientation, organizational wellness programs, and flourishing at work. Part IV, on “Leadership and Wellbeing,” goes into positivemanager behavior, servant leadership, and coping with work-related stress. The single chapter comprising Part V discusses integrating work and personal life.Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Happiness in one aspect of our life can positively impact upon our satisfaction within other domains of our life. The opposite also rings true. Today's generation of working people have often been called the generation who want it all. But can we really have it all? And at what cost to our and others' happiness? Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers explores ways in which contemporary working people can thrive in a complex, volatile and uncertain world. Combining both research and practice, the contributors of this book cover all bases from individual wellbeing, family, work and career experiences, to leadership. They conclude by providing the reader with tools to combine what they have learnt and apply it to their own lives.