Reaching Your Potential: Personal and Professional Development 4th Edition
Robert K. Throop | Marion B. Castellucci
ISBN-13: 9781435439733 | ISBN-10: 1435439732
© 2011 | Published |  392  Pages
Previous Editions: 9781401820169

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REACHING YOUR POTENTIAL takes a holistic approach to helping students take control of their lives and improve their self-belief. The text is organized around the four areas of emotional, intellectual, physical and social potential. Through a process of learning and self-examination, students discover their values, increase their commitment to personal goals, and challenge themselves to grow and learn. While gaining practical knowledge and skills, students will discover their emotional, intellectual, physical, and social resources. This model, which is thematically integrated throughout the text, allows readers to emerge from their learning experience understanding the importance of developing each of these areas in order to reach their fullest potential. The text involves readers in active learning with self-assessments, activities that apply concepts to their own lives, questions that test comprehension, and case studies to foster critical-thinking skills.



  • INTRODUCTION To the Lifelong Learner.
    Before You Begin: Self-Assessment.
    Part I: DEVELOPING YOUR EMOTIONAL POTENTIAL.
    1. The Power of Self-Belief.
    2. Setting Goals and Managing Time.
    Part II: DEVELOPING YOUR INTELLECTUAL POTENTIAL.
    3. Improving Your Thinking Skills.
    4. Improving Your Study Skills.
    Part III: DEVELOPING YOUR PHYSICAL POTENTIAL
    5. Eating Well.
    6. Staying Healthy.
    Part IV: DEVELOPING YOUR SOCIAL POTENTIAL.
    7. Communicating Effectively.
    8. Improving Your Listening Skills.
    9. Improving Your Speaking Skills.
    10. Getting Along with Others.
    11. Functioning in Groups.
    Part V: DEVELOPING YOUR ACTION PLAN.
    12. Handling Change and Stress.
    13. Managing Money.
    14. Preparing for Your Career.
    After You’re Done: Self-Assessment.
    Glossary.
    References.
    Index.

    • Introduction: To The Lifelong Learner provides an overview of the authors’ model for helping students reach their full potential, including the five stages that should be followed to develop the four major potentials of the individual.
    • Pre-reading and post-reading Self-Assessments allow students to measure their potential and track their progress.
    • A diverse array of people who have overcome challenges and succeeded in life is profiled in “Whatever It Takes” features, providing motivation for students to do the same.
    • As students work through the text, they apply the concepts they learn to their own situations in the “Your Turn” activities. Interspersed throughout each chapter, these activities prompt students to participate in a process of self-discovery, which engages and holds their interest.
    • Unit Openers have been added to help students easily preview the main goals of each chapter and how they fit into the five stages of personal mastery.
    • A new “Tech Tips” feature has been included to provide suggestions for using technology in college, in day-to-day life, and on the job.
    • Coverage of Time Management has been aligned with the concept of Setting Goals in Chapter 2 (moved from the previous edition’s Chapter 13).
    • A redesign and updated art/photo program makes the text more readable and visually appealing.
    • The instructor support materials, including Test Bank, PowerPoint slides, and Instructor’s Manual, have been revised and enhanced to provide more practical content.
  • “The authors use plenty of examples to keep things interesting for students and open up discussion. In an orientation class the one thing that makes the class successful is student involvement. The use of this text would easily facilitate this.” - Jan Pitera, Broome Community College

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  • Robert K. Throop is the former Corporate Director of Education for ATE Enterprises. With over 35 years of experience in education, spanning the elementary to graduate school levels, he is presently the Chief Academic Officer for ITT Educational Services Inc.

    Robert Throop and Marion Castellucci have helped thousands of adults to discover their strengths, develop their goals, and reach them.

    Marion B. Castellucci earned a B.A. from Barnard College and has over 30 years experience as a writer and editor of educational books.

    Robert Throop and Marion Castellucci have helped thousands of adults to discover their strengths, develop their goals, and reach them.