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Compassionate Careers

Author : Jeffrey W. Pryor
ISBN : 9781601633934
Genre : Business & Economics
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“What I see when I look into the eyes and hearts of the people who serve is joy. My invitation to you is to join them on compassionate careers.” —Archbishop Desmond Tutu “Life’s too short for you not to wholeheartedly pursue your gifts and passions. If you find the right mission and the right role within that mission, that’s such a powerful thing. But Compassionate Careers also does a favor for people in that it’s not candy coated. There are real tradeoffs, and it helps people think about how to navigate that path.” —Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity “It’s no accident that the world’s happiest and most successful people all seem to have one very important thing in common—they chose a life of passion and purpose, not just a paycheck. Compassionate Careers is an intimate look into how many fascinating people have achieved the well-balanced life and how you, too, can reach the same plateau. If you want to turn your career into the vehicle you ride into an amazing future, this book is for you.” —Jeff Hoffman, cofounder of Priceline.com In interviewing people for Compassionate Careers, the authors felt that Dr. Goodall’s words captured a common theme expressed by many: “I’m a hopeful, optimistic person and I want to help people understand that it’s not too late to save the world if we all get involved, roll up our sleeves, and do something about it ourselves. We’ve got to realize that our own life and the choices that we make actually make a difference. Young people have so much to offer, and the time for action is now.” —Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, and United Nations Messenger of Peace Many young people today are seeking something more—purpose, meaning, a cause. Compassionate Careers is filled with examples of people who have meaningful jobs in cause-focused organizations. These stories capture their spirit, intelligence, imagination, and heart. The book is an inspirational guide to finding purpose-driven work and offers advice to anyone who feels that sitting on the sidelines is just not enough. It includes: Stories from people of all walks of life who have jobs that make a difference, including Bill Clinton, Jane Goodall, and Dave Matthews. Information on how to get started in a cause-focused career. An online assessment that identifies the type of organizational culture for which you are best suited. Exercises and resources for hands-on exploration of compassionate career opportunities. An old Yaqui Indian proverb reads, “If you have a choice of paths to take in life, take the path with a heart." Compassionate Careers will show you how.

The Compassionate Organization

Author : Ethan Chazin MBA
ISBN : 9781546217060
Genre : Business & Economics
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In his second book, The Compassionate Organization, Ethan Chazin business coach and organizational behavior expert explores how organizations build cultures that thrive by leveraging trust, ethics and a moral compass, developing powerfully engaging Vision and Mission statements, and applying the best practices to build effective workplace cultures including: hiring and retention strategies, emotional intelligence, effective communications, branding, diversity & inclusion, employee engagement and empowerment practices. The days of one employer per career are long gone. In todays contract economy, workers change jobs between eight to ten times by the time they reach 35 years old. Mature workers and Baby Boomers are leaving the workplace by the tens of thousands every day. This mass exodus of the Mature workforce and Baby Boomers coincides with Millennial workers taking over roles of increasing importance within organizations. Estimates are Millennials will constitute 75-80% of the American workforce by 2020. Organizations have been flattening out their employee ranks by casting off layers of middle management the last few decades. With this huge transfer in the balance of power from older to younger American workers, Millennials bring with them into the workplace a new set of organizational values, beliefs about work, and a set of ethics and expectations about appropriate organizational behavior. Millennials expect that the organizations they work for (and buy from) share their values, possess a moral compass, and must care for the environment. Thus, understanding how to build and maintain a compassionate organization should be top of mind for anyone tasked with launching, growing, staffing and leading an organization.

Working In International Development And Humanitarian Assistance

Author : Maia Gedde
ISBN : 9781134613274
Genre : Political Science
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This is an indispensable career guide for everyone wanting to work in or already working in the international development and humanitarian emergencies sector. It provides a general introduction and insight into the sector, for those exploring it as a potential career, and offers students up-to-date advice when choosing a course, whether it’s at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Should they study International Development, or will Public Health, Environmental studies or Media get them closer to where they want to get? This book offers graduates or career changers who are new to the sector an understanding of what skills and experience will make them stand out above the competition and get that job. It enables those already working in the sector to gain a long term view of where they want to go and how they might structure their professional development to gain the skills and competencies necessary to get their career on to an upward trajectory. This book draws heavily on insiders’ advice, case studies and top tips, to provide the reader with various perspectives and insights. How do you become a country director for an international NGO? How can one become a gender mainstreaming expert? What can you do to get in to consultancy? Career trajectories, Career clinics Q&A boxes and the personal planner in the appendix will help you get to where you want to go. It also gives a detailed account of the myriad of careers and specialism available within the sector and methodologically describes the pros and cons of each option. So if you are not sure where you want to go with your career, you will be after you have read this book. Whether it’s Programme Management, becoming an Environmental Advisor, or an Acadmic this book will give you an insight into what the job entails and how you can get in to it. It will be an invaluable guide to all readers, irrespective of their country of origin, who are interested in the sector.

Designing The Compassionate City

Author : Jenny Donovan
ISBN : 9781317292357
Genre : Architecture
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Designing the Compassionate City outlines an approach to urban design that is centred on an explicit recognition of the inherent dignity of all people. It suggests that whether we thrive or decline—as individuals or as a community—is dependent on our ability to fulfil the full spectrum of our needs. This book considers how our surroundings help or hinder us from meeting these needs by influencing both what we can do and what we want to do; either inspiring us to lead healthy, fulfilled lives or consigning us to diminished lives tainted by ill health and unfulfilled potential. Designing the Compassionate City looks at how those who participate in designing towns and cities can collaborate with those who live in them to create places that help people to accumulate the life lessons, experiences and achievements, as well as forge the connections to meet their needs, to thrive and to fulfil their potential. The book explores a number of inspiring case studies that have sought to meet this challenge and examines what has worked and what hasn’t. From this, some conclusions are drawn about how we can all participate in creating places that leave a lasting legacy of empowerment and commitment to nurturing one another. It is essential reading for students and practitioners designing happier, healthier places.

Who Really Cares

Author : Arthur C. Brooks
ISBN : 9780465003655
Genre : Social Science
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We all know we should give to charity, but who really does? In his controversial study of America's giving habits, Arthur C. Brooks shatters stereotypes about charity in America-including the myth that the political Left is more compassionate than the Right. Brooks, a preeminent public policy expert, spent years researching giving trends in America, and even he was surprised by what he found. In Who Really Cares, he identifies the forces behind American charity: strong families, church attendance, earning one's own income (as opposed to receiving welfare), and the belief that individuals-not government-offer the best solution to social ills. But beyond just showing us who the givers and non-givers in America really are today, Brooks shows that giving is crucial to our economic prosperity, as well as to our happiness, health, and our ability to govern ourselves as a free people.

Twelve Steps To A Compassionate Life

Author : Karen Armstrong
ISBN : 9780307595638
Genre : Religion
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One of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—author of such acclaimed books as A History of God, Islam, and Buddha—now gives us an impassioned and practical book that can help us make the world a more compassionate place. Karen Armstrong believes that while compassion is intrinsic in all human beings, each of us needs to work diligently to cultivate and expand our capacity for compassion. Here, in this straightforward, thoughtful, and thought-provoking book, she sets out a program that can lead us toward a more compassionate life. The twelve steps Armstrong suggests begin with “Learn About Compassion” and close with “Love Your Enemies.” In between, she takes up “compassion for yourself,” mindfulness, suffering, sympathetic joy, the limits of our knowledge of others, and “concern for everybody.” She suggests concrete ways of enhancing our compassion and putting it into action in our everyday lives, and provides, as well, a reading list to encourage us to “hear one another’s narratives.” Throughout, Armstrong makes clear that a compassionate life is not a matter of only heart or mind but a deliberate and often life-altering commingling of the two. From the Hardcover edition.

Providing Compassionate Healthcare

Author : Sue Shea
ISBN : 9781134501229
Genre : Medical
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Despite the scope and sophistication of contemporary health care, there is increasing international concern about the perceived lack of compassion in its delivery. Citing evidence that when the basic needs of patients are attended to with kindness and understanding, recovery often takes place at a faster level, patients cope more effectively with the self-management of chronic disorders and can more easily overcome anxiety associated with various disorders, this book looks at how good care can be put back into the process of caring. Beginning with an introduction to the historical values associated with the concept of compassion, the text goes on to provide a bio-psycho-social theoretical framework within which the concept might be further explained. The third part presents thought-provoking case studies and explores the implementation and impact of compassion in a range of healthcare settings. The fourth part investigates the role that organizations and their structures can play in promoting or hindering the provision of compassion. The book concludes by discussing how compassion may be taught and evaluated, and suggesting ways for increasing the attention paid to compassion in health care. Developing a multi-disciplinary theory of compassionate care, and underpinned by empirical examples of good practice, this volume is a valuable resource for all those interesting in understanding and supporting compassion in health care, including advanced students, academics and practitioners within medicine, nursing, psychology, allied health, sociology and philosophy.

The Time Of Their Lives

Author : Paul Frederick Kluge
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036505068
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Compassionate Confinement

Author : Laura S. Abrams
ISBN : 9780813554143
Genre : Social Science
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To date, knowledge of the everyday world of the juvenile correction institution has been extremely sparse. Compassionate Confinement brings to light the challenges and complexities inherent in the U.S. system of juvenile corrections. Building on over a year of field work at a boys’ residential facility, Laura S. Abrams and Ben Anderson-Nathe provide a context for contemporary institutions and highlight some of the system’s most troubling tensions. This ethnographic text utilizes narratives, observations, and case examples to illustrate the strain between treatment and correctional paradigms and the mixed messages regarding gender identity and masculinity that the youths are expected to navigate. Within this context, the authors use the boys’ stories to show various and unexpected pathways toward behavior change. While some residents clearly seized opportunities for self-transformation, others manipulated their way toward release, and faced substantial challenges when they returned home. Compassionate Confinement concludes with recommendations for rehabilitating this notoriously troubled system in light of the experiences of its most vulnerable stakeholders.

The Myth Of The Nice Girl

Author : Fran Hauser
ISBN : 9781328832979
Genre : Business & Economics
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A candid guide for ambitious women who want to succeed without losing themselves in the process In THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch. Hauser proves that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows women how to reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate authentic confidence that projects throughout a room, and much more. THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL is a refreshing dose of forward-looking feminism that will resonate with smart, professional women who know what they want and are looking for real advice to take their career to the next level without losing themselves in the process.

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