Mentor Myth

  • Full Title : Mentor Myth
  • Author :
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351861352
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Mentors are over-utilized, under-trained and, as studies show, under-deliver. From an employer's perspective, assigning a mentor is often a band-aid to a larger problem. From an employee's perspective, a lack of formal mentorship is seen as a serious, career-inhibiting problem, the equivalent of sailing a boat without a rudder. In The Mentor Myth, Debby Carreau represents this dichotomy, explaining that while a mentor's counsel can be invaluable, it is not the silver bullet human resources professionals often purport it to be. The opinions of a mentor are one data point, one piece in the much more complex game of navigating a career. In fact, the increasing overreliance on mentorship can actually be a hindrance to a successful career. Instead of continually looking outward for career guidance, aspiring professionals must realize that they possess all the tools necessary to take control of their own careers by using their own strengths, capabilities, and visions of success. Through her years of experience consulting, speaking, and writing about career development, Debby has created a comprehensive, easy-to-implement guide for taking ownership of your professional success. Debby begins by helping the reader create a professional roadmap, including how to build a personal brand, project the right amount of confidence, and manage time. She addresses mentors in the context of networks and sponsors, advising the reader how to incorporate outward influences rather than be defined by them.


Work Optional

By Tanja Hester
  • Full Title : Work Optional
  • Author : Tanja Hester
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • ISBN Code : 0316450871
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A practical action guide for financial independence and early retirement from the popular "Our Next Life" blogger. In today's work culture, we're expected to hustle around the clock. But what if you could escape the traditional path and get on one that doesn't require working full-time until age 65? What if you could wake up every day without an alarm clock and do the things you love most? Tanja Hester and her husband Mark left their crazed careerist lifestyle to live their dream life in Lake Tahoe, retiring early from high-stress careers. Now Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you're good at math and budgeting-or not! Work Optional is more than just a financial plan: it's a plan for your whole life-designed by you, not by an employer or clients. Tanja walks you through envisioning your dream life, accounting for variables such as health care and children, protecting yourself from recessions and future unknowns, and achieving a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with completely doable, non-penny-pinching steps. You can live a happier, more meaningful life, free from the daily grind. Regardless of where you are in your career, Work Optional will get you there.


Cancer, Radiation Therapy, and the Market

By Barbara Bridgman Perkins
  • Full Title : Cancer, Radiation Therapy, and the Market
  • Author : Barbara Bridgman Perkins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1351978128
  • Pages : 244
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Appraising cancer as a major medical market in the 2010s, Wall Street investors placed their bets on single-technology treatment facilities costing $100-$300 million each. Critics inside medicine called the widely-publicized proton-center boom "crazy medicine and unsustainable public policy." There was no valid evidence, they claimed, that proton beams were more effective than less costly alternatives. But developers expected insurance to cover their centers’ staggeringly high costs and debts. Was speculation like this new to health care? Cancer, Radiation Therapy, and the Market shows how the radiation therapy specialty in the United States (later called radiation oncology) coevolved with its device industry throughout the twentieth-century. Academic engineers and physicians acquired financing to develop increasingly powerful radiation devices, initiated companies to manufacture the devices competitively, and designed hospital and freestanding procedure units to utilize them. In the process, they incorporated market strategies into medical organization and practice. Although palliative benefits and striking tumor reductions fueled hopes of curing cancer, scientific research all too often found serious patient harm and disappointing beneficial impact on cancer survival. This thoroughly documented and provocative inquiry concludes that public health policy needs to re-evaluate market-driven high-tech medicine and build evidence-based health care systems.


Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology

By Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD,Eric C. Ford, PhD,Tim R. Williams, MD
  • Full Title : Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology
  • Author : Adam P. Dicker, MD, PhD,Eric C. Ford, PhD,Tim R. Williams, MD
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code : 1617052469
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Quality and Safety in Radiation Oncology is the first book to provide an authoritative and evidence-based guide to the understanding and implementation of quality and safety procedures in radiation oncology practice. Alongside the rapid growth of technology and radiotherapy treatment options for cancer in recent years, quality and safety standards are not only of the utmost importance but best practices ensuring quality and safety are crucial aspect of modern radiation oncology training. A detailed exploration and review of these standards is a necessary part of radiation oncologist’s professional competency, both in the clinical setting and at the study table while preparing for board review and MOC exams. Chapter topics range from fundamental concepts of value and quality to commissioning technology and the use of metrics. They include perspectives on quality and safety from the patient, third-party payers, as well as from the federal government. Other chapters cover prospective testing of quality, training and education, error identification and analysis, incidence reporting, as well as special technology and procedures, including MRI-guided radiation therapy, proton therapy and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), quality and safety procedures in resource-limited environments, and more. State-of-the-art quality assurance procedures and safety guidelines are the backbone of this unique and essential volume. Physicians, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiotherapists, hospital administrators, and other healthcare professionals will find this resource an invaluable compendium of best practices in radiation oncology. Key Features: Case examples illustrate best practices and pitfalls Several dozen graphs, tables and figures help quantify the discussion of quality and safety throughout the text Section II covers all aspects of quality assurance procedures for the physicist


Good Grief

By Lolly Winston
  • Full Title : Good Grief
  • Author : Lolly Winston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780759510425
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In this "funny, fresh, and utterly believable" New York Times bestseller, a young woman struggles to build a new life after the death of her husband (Publishers Weekly). 36-year-old Sophie Stanton loses her young husband to cancer. In an age where women are expected to be high-achievers, Sophie desperately wants to be a good widow -- a graceful, composed Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. Alas, Sophie is more of a Jack Daniels kind. Downing cartons of ice cream for breakfast, breaking down in the produce section of supermarkets, showing up to work in her bathrobe and bunny slippers. Soon, she's not only lost her husband, but her job and her waistline as well. In a desperate attempt to reinvent her life, Sophie moves to Ashland, Oregon. But instead of the way it's depicted in the movies, with a rugged Sam Shepherd kind of guy finding her, Sophie finds herself in the middle of Lucy-and-Ethel madcap adventures with a darkly comic edge. Still, Sophie proves that with enough humor and chutzpah, it is possible to have life after loss.


Her Apparitions & Other Human Longings

By Lisa Furtado
  • Full Title : Her Apparitions & Other Human Longings
  • Author : Lisa Furtado
  • Publisher : Booksmango
  • ISBN Code : 6162450066
  • Pages : 148
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

LISA FURTADO'S Fatima is a young American girl of the 1980's. She comes 'of age' in the disenfranchised era after the "Flower Power" movement, as the daughter of a proud American military leader. Her father's frequent absences, and strict, intolerant manner, drive Fatima, (and her mother) into different quests that take them from the mainstream of the American idealized family. Wanting to escape from both her parents' obsessions (and her own inner urgings), Fatima strikes out on-her-own in the wild world, hoping to connect with an older, married man who has preceded her to Asia.In her back packing travels, Fatima is exposed to adventures that challenge her perceptions and require her to look from a new light at her pre-conceived notions of relationship, independence, self reliance, submission, rebellion and self worth. She is accompanied by a ghost of the atrocities that have been wreaked on Banda's home country; and finds the contrast of devastation & rebirth, beauty & ravishment, despair & hope, intermingled in the lush greenery of Vietnam and Cambodia.Having fallen into traps of seemingly free choice; (sex, power, adoration, slavery, violence, drugs, political intrigue, and collapse), a devastated woman awakens in a hospital in Saigan, Vietnam. Here she reads Fatima's diary, and her drug riddled, recuperating mind begins to piece together the truth of who she is, and of the values of life. The devastated woman's drop into the seething abyss of life is the propellant that awakens her to the beauty of forgiveness, genuine love, values, and hope for fresh beginnings.


Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015

By U.S. Department of Labor
  • Full Title : Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014-2015
  • Author : U.S. Department of Labor
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1629141046
  • Pages : 912
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Written by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2014–2015 is designed to provide valuable, up-to-date assistance to individuals making decisions about their futures. Accompanying each profession are descriptions of the nature of the work, work environment, and the required qualifications, training, and education, as well as job earnings, related occupations. The book includes details on more than 250 occupations—that’s 90 percent of the jobs available in the United States. It also includes job search methods and job outlook. Keep up in the scramble to stay afloat in the waning job market by staying informed as you plan your training and career.


Education Roads Less Traveled

By Mitch Pearlstein
  • Full Title : Education Roads Less Traveled
  • Author : Mitch Pearlstein
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1475847556
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Education Roads Less Traveled examines in depth the origins, reach, and effects of America’s four-year college bias.


Crazy Good Interviewing

By John B. Molidor
  • Full Title : Crazy Good Interviewing
  • Author : John B. Molidor
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118331842
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

How acting a little crazy and thinking outside of the box can get you the job you want Ever hear of a job candidate stretching out on the interviewer's floor to fill out an application? Or an applicant who sees nothing wrong with texting during the interview? Securing a job interview is a golden opportunity. The crazy-bad behavior described above will not net a job offer. Crazy Good Interviewing shows readers that crazy-good behavior, however, can make an applicant stand out favorably in a sea of mediocrity. Take the candidate who created a keynote presentation on his iPad to show what he could bring to the job or the one who created a DVD highlighting her abilities. Crazy Good Interviewing is a book geared toward those who are looking for work in this tough economy. Addresses how slightly eccentric behaviors can tip the scales in the applicant's favor Delves into how to access your three key strengths, how to use body language effectively, how to prepare a five-sentence history that builds a bridge to the interviewer, and more Turn just plain crazy into crazy-good, and land the job at your next interview.



By Diana Holman,Ginger Pape
  • Full Title : Repotting
  • Author : Diana Holman,Ginger Pape
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1401921345
  • Pages : 258
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

For every woman who feels stuck in her current life, there is now an answer: repotting! This book is for 21st-century women who don’t need a better daily planner—they need a better life. Diana Holman and Ginger Pape give you the answers to the question: How do I change my life? No matter where you are on your life’s journey, you can apply the ten-step process and come away with a personal repotting plan. This book offers an interactive program with very specific exercises to enable you to tailor the repotting experience to your own circumstances. It also provides tests and exercises to help you determine your readiness to change, identify your priorities and goals, create a strategy, and make it all happen. You’ll draw inspiration from stories about real women who have joined the repotting movement, and you’ll be able to see yourself in the life of another repotter. If you’re ready to make a radical departure from the status quo of your life, then repot, repot, repot! Reading this book is the first step on your road to a better, more fulfilling life!


New Job, New You

By Alexandra Levit
  • Full Title : New Job, New You
  • Author : Alexandra Levit
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • ISBN Code : 0345519744
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

If you're dissatisfied in your current position, fantasize about doing something else with your life, or have just unceremoniously been given a pink slip, take heart. It's never too late to start fresh and forge ahead on a fulfilling new career path. Alexandra Levit, career columnist for The Wall Street Journal, has interviewed dozens of individuals who have successfully switched careers—many of them more than once—and provides practical, empowering, and action-oriented steps for figuring out your next move with clarity and confidence. Organized by the seven major motivations that lead people to seek career changes—family, independence, learning, money, passion, setback, and talent—New Job, New You shows you how to • research careers that best reflect your new direction • stand out in this competitive job market • market yourself to a particular (most ideal) position • create a financial plan to maintain income during your transition • use the power of networking to put you exactly where you want to be Complete with compelling personal stories, helpful questionnaires, and savvy, down-to-earth advice, New Job, New You gives you the resources you need to turn your wildest pipe dream into a solid reality and obtain the rewarding, invigorating career that you deserve.


The Options Course

By George A. Fontanills
  • Full Title : The Options Course
  • Author : George A. Fontanills
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0471713643
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Use this invaluable tool to gain a competitive edge and avert badinvestment decisions. Well-known options strategist and instructor George Fontanills hasupdated his time-tested and bestselling book, The Options Course.The new edition improves and expands upon the original to help youavoid some common and costly options mistakes. The systematic,step-by-step approach, covers everything from basic concepts tosophisticated techniques and is designed for investors at alllevels of experience.


The 10 Best Questions for Surviving Breast Cancer

By Dede Bonner
  • Full Title : The 10 Best Questions for Surviving Breast Cancer
  • Author : Dede Bonner
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 141656084X
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A good mind knows the right answers...but a great mind knows the right questions. And never are the Best Questions more important than after a diagnosis of breast cancer. Drawing on cutting-edge research and original interviews -- including with former surgeon general C. Everett Koop, bestselling author Dr. Susan Love, well-known breast cancer survivors like Betty Rollin, and experts at the top cancer-care centers in the world -- The 10 Best Questions™ for Surviving Breast Cancer is a guide you'll take with you into your doctor's office and keep close to you through every step of your treatment and recovery. In addition to the medical questions, you'll also learn what you need to ask your friends, colleagues, and loved ones so that the rest of your life doesn't take a backseat to your diagnosis: "How many days I can afford to be out?" (p. 211) "What questions are my children likely to ask?" (p. 261) "When will I be comfortable being intimate again with my partner?" (p. 234) With a wealth of resources and up-to-the-minute information, The 10 Best Questions™ for Surviving Breast Cancer shows you how to move past a scary diagnosis and use the power of questions to become your own best advocate for your emotional, mental, physical, and financial health.


Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, Second Edition

By James Lock,Daniel Le Grange
  • Full Title : Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, Second Edition
  • Author : James Lock,Daniel Le Grange
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1462518761
  • Pages : 310
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Tens of thousands of parents have turned to this compassionate guide for support and practical advice grounded in cutting-edge scientific knowledge. Top experts James Lock and Daniel Le Grange explain what you need to know about eating disorders, which treatments work, and why it is absolutely essential to play an active role in your teen's recovery--even though parents have often been told to take a back seat. Learn how to monitor your teen's eating and exercise, manage mealtimes, end weight-related power struggles, and partner successfully with health care providers. When families work together to get the most out of treatment and prevent relapse, eating disorders can be beat. This book is your essential roadmap. Featuring the latest research, resources, and diagnostic information, the second edition has been expanded to cover binge-eating disorder.


Power to Save the World

By Gwyneth Cravens
  • Full Title : Power to Save the World
  • Author : Gwyneth Cravens
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 030726856X
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

An informed look at the myths and fears surrounding nuclear energy, and a practical, politically realistic solution to global warming and our energy needs. Faced by the world's oil shortages and curious about alternative energy sources, Gwyneth Cravens skeptically sets out to find the truth about nuclear energy. Her conclusion: it is a totally viable and practical solution to global warming. In the end, we see that if we are to care for subsequent generations, embracing nuclear energy is an ethical imperative.


Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior

By Craig C. Pinder
  • Full Title : Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior
  • Author : Craig C. Pinder
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 1317561473
  • Pages : 600
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This second edition of the best-selling textbook on Work Motivation in Organizational Behavior provides an update of the critical analysis of the scientific literature on this topic, and provides a highly integrated treatment of leading theories, including their historical roots and progression over the years. A heavy emphasis is placed on the notion that behavior in the workplace is determined by a mix of factors, many of which are not treated in texts on work motivation (such as frustration and violence, power, love, and sex). Examples from current and recent media events are numerous, and intended to illustrate concepts and issues related to work motivation, emotion, attitudes, and behavior.


Obstacles, Miracles & Love

By Inge Fernbach Rabe
  • Full Title : Obstacles, Miracles & Love
  • Author : Inge Fernbach Rabe
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 9781462843893
  • Pages : 491
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Inge Fernbach Rabe was born in Germany in 1924, nine years before Adolf Hitler’s rise to power. Her early childhood years were marked with love, laughter, and happiness. Early in 1933, her innocent and carefree world began to crumble. It began slowly, with name-calling. At first she didn’t know the meaning of the word “Jew.” Although her grandfather had been Jewish, Inge had been raised in a Christian family. Under the German laws of the time, she was considered half-Jewish, and therefore “racially impure.” Her family bore the full brunt of Nazi economic sanctions when her Papa’s business was ruined. Soon she was experiencing the pain of rejection when many of her friends were no longer allowed to play with her and the disappointment of being deprived of educational opportunities. Inge and her family endured difficulties that had previously been unthinkable. She was sustained through tragic circumstances by her loving mother and a deep faith in God as her Heavenly Father. She rejoiced when Allied forces finally liberated the people of Germany, and looked forward to building a new life. After struggling for ten years in post-war Germany, she decided to immigrate to the United States. Her new adventure began on April 4, 1955. As an immigrant she had to master a new language, learn new customs, earn a living, and catch up on her education! Although she often found herself in difficult circumstances, the kindness of the American people kept her going. Years later, happily married and with a son and daughter, she looked back on her struggles and thanked God for seeing her through to better times. Happiness doesn’t last forever, though. Her husband passed away unexpectedly, leaving her to care for two young children. Once again she would have to rely on faith and determination to survive. And once again she would discover that God’s blessings do arrive in the midst of hardship! Inge is retired now, and fills her days with gardening and writing.


Any Day with Hair Is a Good Hair Day

By Michelle Rapkin
  • Full Title : Any Day with Hair Is a Good Hair Day
  • Author : Michelle Rapkin
  • Publisher : Center Street
  • ISBN Code : 1599950898
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Cancer survivor Michelle Rapkin shares her hard-earned wisdom and encouragement to those battling the disease, and vital information that your doctor doesn't know to tell you.


Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness

By Maureen Davey,Karni Kissil,Laura Lynch
  • Full Title : Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness
  • Author : Maureen Davey,Karni Kissil,Laura Lynch
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317584074
  • Pages : 268
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

When a parent or parental figure is diagnosed with an illness, the family unit changes and clinical providers should consider using a family-centered approach to care, and not just focus on the patient coping with the illness. Helping Children and Families Cope with Parental Illness describes theoretical frameworks, common parental illnesses and their course, family assessment tools, and evidence-supported family intervention programs that have the potential to significantly reduce negative psychosocial outcomes for families and promote resilience. Most interventions described are culturally sensitive, for use with diverse populations in diverse practice settings, and were developed for two-parent, single-parent, and blended families.


Financing and Payment Strategies to Support High-Quality Care for People with Serious Illness

By National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Board on Health Care Services,Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
  • Full Title : Financing and Payment Strategies to Support High-Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Board on Health Care Services,Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309474477
  • Pages : 94
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Millions of people in the United States live with serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and dementiaâ€"often for many years. Those facing serious illness have a range of interconnected medical and non-medical needs, and the way their care is financed has a large impact on the care they receive. Medicare is the predominant payer, but both Medicaid and private payers also play significant roles in financing care for serious illness. In an effort to address the complex needs of people with serious illness, public and private health care payers are testing innovative financing strategies and alternative payment models. These innovative approaches signal a gradual transition from the traditional-fee-for-service system that pays providers based on the quantity of services to a system based on the value of care provided and a heightened focus on improved quality of care at lower cost. To explore this evolving financing and payment landscape for serious illness care within public- and private-sector programs, the Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness developed a workshop, Financing and Payment Strategies to Support High-Quality Care for People with Serious Illness. The workshop convened clinicians, researchers, policy analysts, and patient advocates, as well as representatives from academia, government and private health care plans, and insurers to discuss challenges and opportunities in financing high-quality care for people with serious illness. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.