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Adult Years : Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal

Adult Years : Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal - rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0787948016

ISBN13: 978-0787948016
ISBN10: 0787948012
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: REV 99
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Published: 1999
International: No

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Adult Years : Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal - REV 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0787948016

Frederic M. Hudson

ISBN13: 978-0787948016
ISBN10: 0787948012
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition/Copyright: REV 99
Publisher: Jossey-Bass, Inc.

Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

The Adult Years is a compelling look at adulthood as an opportunity for continual revitalization, reorientation, and positive change. In this revised edition, Frederic Hudson updates and refines his vision, reflecting the extraordinary challenges we all face in today's fast-paced, ever-changing society. Whether you are eighteen or eighty-eight, this classic best-selling guide will inspire you to unlock the power of personal renewal.

Author Bio

Hudson, Frederic M. : Hudson Institute

Frederic M. Hudson, Ph.D. is founder of the Hudson Institute, which offers training programs for adult renewal, empowerment, and leadership. For more than 30 years, Hudson has worked with hundreds of corporations and governmental agencies and more than 17,000 individuals, coaching and conducting seminars for adults seeking fulfillment and a clearer direction in life. Another work by this author includes : The Handbook of Coaching : A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Managers, Executives, Consultants, and Human Resource Professionals (ISBN: 0-7879-4795-4).

Table of Contents

Preface
About the Author
Prologue


Part One: The Emerging Adult

1. In Over Our Heads

2. Finding Fulfillment in Cyclical Lives

Table 1. Linear and Cyclical Views

Part Two: The Renewal Cycle: Life Chapters and Life Transitions

3. An Overview of the Renewal Cycle

Diagram 1. The Renewal Cycle: Life Chapters and Life Transitions
Diagram 2. Ten Life Skills for Sustaining Purpose and Passion in the Renewal Cycle

4. Life Chapters

Diagram 3. Phase 1_Dreaming, Planning, and Plateauing
Diagram 4. Phase 2_Managing the Doldrums

5. Life Transitions

Diagram 5. Phase 3_Cocooning: Coming to Terms with Yourself
Diagram 6. Phase 4_Getting Ready for the Next Chapter: A Time for Experimenting

Part Three: The Adult Life Cycle

6. Meaning and Mission Across the Life Cycle

Diagram 7. The Life Cycle
Diagram 8. The Adult Life Cycle: Eight Versions of Human Purpose
Table 2. Decade Orientations in the Life Cycle

7. The Twenties, Thirties, and Mid-life Transition: Breaking Out, Staking Out, and Making It

8. The Forties and Fifties: Taking Stock, Individuating, and Enjoying Life

9. The Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties: The Longest and Least-Defined Life Phase

10. Getting from Here to There: Six Principles of Developmental Change

Table 3. Historical Values

Part Four: Adults and Global Change

11. Valuing the Global Context: The Adult Challenges of the Twenty-First Century

12. The Self-Renewing Adult, the Resilient Society: Ten Qualities of Self-Renewing Persons

13. A New Profession of Adult Mentors and Coaches Notes


Reading List
Index