The Joy of Retirement: Finding Happiness, Freedom and the Life You've Always Wanted

The Joy of Retirement: Finding Happiness, Freedom and the Life You've Always Wanted


By (author) David C. Borchard

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  • Publisher: Amacom
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 23mm | 431g
  • Publication date: 7 May 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 081448056X
  • ISBN 13: 9780814480564
  • Illustrations note: figures
  • Sales rank: 252,330

Product description

As a new manager, you've got your work more than cut out for you: all new skills to learn, different personalities to deal with, and greater responsibilities to fulfill. The New Manager's Tool Kit arms you with the fast, practical advice you need to: increase productivity; unlock hidden talent in your people; work with different types of employees; communicate effectively with your reports; diagnose problems; coach good or problematic employees; turn on teamwork; avoid burnout; eliminate conflict; and, even nurture the next generation of managers! You'll learn how to understand and work with fundamental personal and interpersonal components of your job including attitude, assertiveness, and managing stress and anger. You'll also discover powerful techniques for mentoring and motivating employees, optimizing performance, and encouraging positive and productive communication. In addition, the book covers issues of special relevance to today's workplace, such as retention, diversity, rapid or unexpected change, different generations in the workforce, disabilities, harassment, workplace violence, and more. Ranging from basic skills to those more advanced, The New Manager's Tool Kit helps you take on the many challenges of management without missing a beat, offering you advice, encouragement, and practical, no-nonsense methods for immediately succeeding in your new role. "Useful at every level of an organization, it is a practical and comprehensive guide to becoming a skilled manager of people." (Peter Schwartz, Chairman, Monitor Global Business Network, and author of The Art of the Long View Don & Sheryl Grimme are co-owners of GHR Training Solutions). They train companies and government agencies, including Pfizer, AOL, Nestle-Purina, NASA, and the Veterans Administration, and speak at national conferences. Based in South Florida, the Grimmes travel throughout the US to deliver their training and speaking services.

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Author information

David C. Borchard (Albuquerque, NM) is a professional counsellor with thirty years of experience in helping adults develop a vision for the next phase of their lives. Dr. Borchard specializes in career management coaching and life/work transition counseling and has helped thousands of adults regenerate their careers and recreate their lives.

Review quote

" This is a superb book to buy for all your friends on their 50th birthday!" - Boomer Times

Table of contents

CONTENTS Preface vii Acknowledgments xiii Chapter 1: Reinventing Your Life at Fifty-Plus 1 Chapter 2: Life Transitions: Endings and Beginnings 23 Chapter 3: Imagination and the Next Season of Your Life 47 Chapter 4: The Life Themes Profiler: Developing Themes for a New Life 63 Chapter 5: Self-Liberation: Transcending Old Roles 94 Chapter 6: Establishing Your Criteria for Fulfillment 115 Chapter 7: Connecting Your Talents to Interests 141 Chapter 8: Relating and Behaving Differently as a Senior 167 Chapter 9: Coming Home: Relocating to the Good Life 201 Chapter 10: Sustaining Vitality: Managing Your Changing Self in a Changing World 222 Conclusion: Authoring Your Life 253 References 261 Index 265 About the Authors 271