The Coach's Guide for Women Professors

Who Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life

Author: Rena Seltzer

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228984

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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If you find yourself thinking or saying any of the following, this is a book you need to pick up. I know or suspect that I am underpaid, but I hate negotiating. I do everything else first and then write in the time left over. I’m not sure exactly what the promotion requirements are in my department. Since earning tenure, my service load has increased and my research is suffering. I don’t get enough time with my family. This is a practical guide for women in academe – whether adjuncts, professors or administrators – who often encounter barriers and hostility, especially if women of color, and generally carry a heavier load of service, as well as household and care responsibilities, than their male colleagues. Rena Seltzer, a respected life coach and trainer who has worked with women professors and academic leaders for many years, offers succinct advice on how you can prioritize the multiplicity of demands on your life, negotiate better, create support networks, and move your career forward. Using telling but disguised vignettes of the experiences of women she has mentored, Rena Seltzer offers insights and strategies for managing the situations that all women face – such as challenges to their authority – while also paying attention to how they often play out differently for Latinas, Black and Asian women. She covers issues that arise from early career to senior administrator positions. This is a book you can read cover to cover or dip into as you encounter concerns about time management; your authority and influence; work/life balance; problems with teaching; leadership; negotiating better; finding time to write; developing your networks and social support; or navigating tenure and promotion and your career beyond.
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Ms. Mentor's Impeccable Advice for Women in Academia

Author: Emily Toth

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812208110

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1616

In question-and-answer form, Ms. Mentor advises academic women about issues they daren't discuss openly, such as: How does one really clamber onto the tenure track when the job market is so nasty, brutish, and small? Is there such a thing as the perfectly marketable dissertation topic? How does a meek young woman become a tiger of an authority figure in the classroom-and get stupendous teaching evaluations? How does one cope with sexual harassment, grandiosity, and bizarre behavior from entrenched colleagues? Ms. Mentor's readers will find answers to the secret queries they were afraid to ask anyone else. They'll discover what it really takes to get tenure; what to wear to academic occasions; when to snicker, when to hide, what to eat, and when to sue. They'll find out how to get firmly planted in the rich red earth of tenure. They'll learn why lunch is the most important meal of the day.
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Handbook of Coaching Psychology

A Guide for Practitioners

Author: Stephen Palmer,Alison Whybrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317822196

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 6232

The Handbook of Coaching Psychology provides a clear perspective on this emerging area of professional practice. The book begins with a mixture of personal and factual narratives on the historical and current context of coaching and coaching psychology. Stephen Palmer, Alison Whybrow and leading coaching psychologists and coaches outline recent developments in the profession, providing the reader with straightforward insights into the application of eleven different psychological approaches to coaching practice, including: solution focused coaching psychodynamic and systems-psychodynamic coaching narrative coaching cognitive behavioural coaching. Part three of the book considers the coach-client relationship, coach development and professional boundaries, together with issues of diversity and sustainability. The final part covers coaching initiatives in organisations and supervision followed by an introduction to professional bodies and available resources. The Handbook of Coaching Psychology is an essential resource for practising coaching psychologists, coaches, human resource and management professionals, and those interested in the psychology underpinning their coaching practice.
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Slow Professor

Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy

Author: Maggie Berg,Barbara Seeber

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442645563

Category: Education

Page: 115

View: 6767

In The Slow Professor, Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber discuss how adopting the principles of the Slow movement in academic life can counter the erosion of humanistic education.
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The Professor Is In

The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

Author: Karen Kelsky

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0553419439

Category: Education

Page: 448

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The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D. into their ideal job Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years of hard work and enormous amounts of money, earn their Ph.D. And each year only a small percentage of them will land a job that justifies and rewards their investment. For every comfortably tenured professor or well-paid former academic, there are countless underpaid and overworked adjuncts, and many more who simply give up in frustration. Those who do make it share an important asset that separates them from the pack: they have a plan. They understand exactly what they need to do to set themselves up for success. They know what really moves the needle in academic job searches, how to avoid the all-too-common mistakes that sink so many of their peers, and how to decide when to point their Ph.D. toward other, non-academic options. Karen Kelsky has made it her mission to help readers join the select few who get the most out of their Ph.D. As a former tenured professor and department head who oversaw numerous academic job searches, she knows from experience exactly what gets an academic applicant a job. And as the creator of the popular and widely respected advice site The Professor is In, she has helped countless Ph.D.’s turn themselves into stronger applicants and land their dream careers. Now, for the first time ever, Karen has poured all her best advice into a single handy guide that addresses the most important issues facing any Ph.D., including: -When, where, and what to publish -Writing a foolproof grant application -Cultivating references and crafting the perfect CV -Acing the job talk and campus interview -Avoiding the adjunct trap -Making the leap to nonacademic work, when the time is right The Professor Is In addresses all of these issues, and many more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Promotion and Tenure Confidential

Author: David D Perlmutter

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674048784

Category: Education

Page: 209

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This book is a guide to thinking about and planning for tenure, promotion, and academic career-planning. It is a synthesis of research, interviews and consultations, as well as personal experiences about surviving and prospering in academia. David Perlmutter tries to reveal as critically and as candidly as possible the "behind closed doors" and "people-incited" events, issues, processes, and relations that affect victory or failure in academia.
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Academic Motherhood

How Faculty Manage Work and Family

Author: Kelly Ward,Lisa Wolf-Wendel

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553210

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Academic Motherhood tells the story of over one hundred women who are both professors and mothers and examines how they navigated their professional lives at different career stages. Kelly Ward and Lisa Wolf-Wendel base their findings on a longitudinal study that asks how women faculty on the tenure track manage work and family in their early careers (pre-tenure) when their children are young (under the age of five), and then again in mid-career (post-tenure) when their children are older. The women studied work in a range of institutional settings—research universities, comprehensive universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges—and in a variety of disciplines, including the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences. Much of the existing literature on balancing work and family presents a pessimistic view and offers cautionary tales of what to avoid and how to avoid it. In contrast, the goal of Academic Motherhood is to help tenure track faculty and the institutions at which they are employed “make it work.” Writing for administrators, prospective and current faculty as well as scholars, Ward and Wolf-Wendel bring an element of hope and optimism to the topic of work and family in academe. They provide insight and policy recommendations that support faculty with children and offer mechanisms for problem-solving at personal, departmental, institutional, and national levels.
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Student-Centered Coaching

A Guide for K–8 Coaches and Principals

Author: Diane Sweeney

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452238693

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Improve student outcomes with data-driven coaching Student-Centered Coaching is grounded on the premise that school-based coaching can be designed to directly impact student learning. Shifting the focus from “fixing” teachers to collaborating with them in designing instruction that targets for student achievement makes coaching more respectful and results-based. The book also underscores the critical role of the principal in fostering a culture of learning. Each chapter includes: A model for designing and implementing student-centered coaching Data-driven coaching tools and techniques focused on student learning Specific practices for leading a student-centered coaching effort
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Mothers in Academia

Author: Maria Castaneda,Kirsten Isgro

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231160054

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Featuring forthright testimonials by women who are or have been mothers as undergraduates, graduate students, academic staff, administrators, and professors, Mothers in Academia intimately portrays the experiences of women at various stages of motherhood while theoretically and empirically considering the conditions of working motherhood as academic life has become more laborious. As higher learning institutions have moved toward more corporate-based models of teaching, immense structural and cultural changes have transformed women's academic lives and, by extension, their families. Hoping to push reform as well as build recognition and a sense of community, this collection offers several potential solutions for integrating female scholars more wholly into academic life. Essays also reveal the often stark differences between women's encounters with the academy and the disparities among various ranks of women working in academia. Contributors -- including many women of color -- call attention to tokenism, scarce valuable networks, and the persistent burden to prove academic credentials. They also explore gendered parenting within the contexts of colonialism, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, ageism, and heterosexism.
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Professor Mommy

Finding Work-Family Balance in Academia

Author: Rachel Connelly,Kristen Ghodsee

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442208600

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

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Professor Mommy is designed as a guide for women who want to combine the life of the mind with the joys of motherhood. The book provides practical suggestions from the authors' experiences together with those of other women who have successfully combined parenting with professorships. Professor Mommy addresses key questions—when to have children and how many, what kinds of academic institutions are the most family friendly, how to negotiate around the myths that many people hold about academic life, etc.—for women throughout all stages of their academic careers, from graduate school through full professor. The authors follow the demands of motherhood all the way from the infant stages through the empty nest. At each stage, the authors offer invaluable advice and tested strategies from women who have successfully juggled the demands and rewards of an academic career and motherhood. Written in clear, jargon-free prose, the book is accessible to women in all disciplines, with concise chapters for the time-constrained academic. The book's conversational tone is supplemented with a review of the most current scholarship on work/family balance and a survey of emerging family-friendly practices at U.S. colleges and universities. Professor Mommy asserts that the faculty mother has become and will remain a permanent fixture on the landscape of the American academy.The paperback edition features a new Preface that addresses the public conversation about mothers and work raised in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and Ann Marie Slaughter’s Why Women Still Can’t Have it All. The new Preface also answers frequently asked questions from readers.
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A Guide to Academia

Getting Into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs and a Research Job

Author: Prosanta Chakrabarty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470960418

Category: Education

Page: 175

View: 9561

Explains the academic career path and guides the reader on a successful path from undergraduate to Assistant Professor.
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Advice for New Faculty Members

Nihil Nimus

Author: Robert Boice

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205281596

Category: Education

Page: 319

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Nihil nimus is a guide to the start of a successful academic career. As its title suggests (nothing in excess), it advocates moderation in ways of working.--From publisher description
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The Peak Performing Professor

A Practical Guide to Productivity and Happiness

Author: Susan Robison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111841621X

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Drawing on research from the fields of neuroscience, faculty development, work productivity, positive psychology, and resilience, The Peak Performing Professor is filled with techniques, strategies, and practical tools for managing the complexities of academic life while maximizing professional potential. This much-needed resource reveals the four skill sets (PACE) that enhance peak performance and shows faculty step-by-step how to: Power their work and lives with purpose and meaning. Align all of their activities with that purpose. Connect with mutually helpful colleagues and intimates. Energize themselves to thrive in this interesting and engaging career. To help develop these essential skills, the book contains exercises that can help faculty hone their abilities to anchor their work, roles, and use of time in their most deeply held values; to integrate their personal and professional lives into a seamless whole; to experience more work-life balance; and, ultimately, to create a legacy of a life well-lived. Administrators will also find the book a useful tool for guiding their faculty to produce, stay engaged, and experience job satisfaction. "The first time I saw Susan present her Pyramid of Power model, I knew I needed to learn more. This book provides both the ideas and the practical advice that can help faculty and faculty developers make our lives more effective and more livable." —L. Dee Fink, author of Creating Significant Learning Experiences "An amazing book—essential reading for every faculty member. The integration of sound scholarship and practical advice is extraordinary. This book will power faculty workshops and faculty lives!" —Barbara Walvoord, professor emerita, University of Notre Dame; author of Effective Grading
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The Psychology of Executive Coaching

Theory and Application

Author: Bruce Peltier

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113584982X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 1925

Coaching has become an important way for psychotherapists and other mental health professionals to adapt their skills to a changing environment. This book provides a comprehensive translation of psychotherapy theory and skills for the would-be executive coach.
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Neuropsychology for Coaches

Understanding the Basics

Author: Paul Brown

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524548X

Category: Medical

Page: 162

View: 6999

This book is designed to provide coaches and managers with brain knowledge that is useful to them and enable them to access its practical use with clients.
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Women Who Work

Rewriting the Rules for Success

Author: Ivanka Trump

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735211337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7501

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Ivanka is donating the unpaid portion of her advance and all future royalties received from Women Who Work to the Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund, a donor advised fund that will make grants to organizations that empower and educate women and girls.* "This is a chatty step-by-step guide to living a happy life and getting ahead in a career." —USA Today "The advice is spot-on for everyone, not just women." —Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos.com and author of Delivering Happiness I believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn’t one right answer. The only person who can create a life you’ll love is you. Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or to stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact that our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women who came before us and paved the way, we can create the lives we want to lead—which look different for each of us. I’ve been fortunate to be able to build my career around my passions, from real estate to fashion. But my professional titles only begin to describe who I am and what I value. I have been an executive and an entrepreneur, but also—and just as importantly—a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. To me, “work” encompasses my efforts to succeed in all of these areas. After appearing on The Apprentice years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance, I realized the need for more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about “women who work.” So I created a forum to do just that. This book evolves the conversation that started on IvankaTrump.com, where so many incredible women (and men!) have shared their experiences, advice, ambitions, and passions. Women who work lead meetings and train for marathons. We learn how to cook and how to code. We inspire our employees and our children. We innovate at our current jobs and start new businesses. Women Who Work will equip you with the best skills I’ve learned from some of the amazing people I’ve met, on subjects such as identifying opportunities, shifting careers smoothly, negotiating, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and helping change the system to make it better for women—now and in the future. I hope it will inspire you to redefine success and architect a life that honors your individual passions and priorities, in a way only you can. * The Ivanka M. Trump Charitable Fund (the “Fund”) is a donor advised fund that supports the economic empowerment of women and girls. Ivanka Trump is the grant advisor to the Fund and sole member of IT WWW Pub, LLC (the “LLC”), which receives royalties from the publication of Women Who Work. The LLC will contribute a minimum $425,000 to the Fund, which is the unpaid portion of the advance, net of expenses. In addition, the LLC will contribute all future royalties it receives that are in excess of the advance to the Fund during the period from May 1, 2017 to May 1, 2022.
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Coaching for Leadership

Writings on Leadership from the World's Greatest Coaches

Author: Marshall Goldsmith,Laurence S. Lyons,Sarah McArthur

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235312

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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PRAISE FOR COACHING FOR LEADERSHIP "What a resource! In Coaching for Leadership, the world's best coaches come together to present an advanced tutorial on the art of coaching. Anyone interested in becoming an executive coach, either as an individual practice or within his or her organization, must immediately buy and read this essential hands-on guide" —Sally Helgesen, author The Female Vision and The Web of Inclusion "This exceptional book is a must read for individuals at all levels of organization. Coaches, HR managers, and executives hoping to become coaches will benefit greatly from the concepts, practices, and techniques brought to light in Coaching for Leadership." —Vijay Govindarajan, professor at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; best-selling author of The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge "This book is very important and valuable for executives who are reaching retirement and moving into another important area of contribution: coaching others to become effective executives. It is no less significant for corporate HR executives who are increasingly called upon to manage coaching interventions on behalf of their companies' leaders." —D. Quinn Mills, professor, Harvard Business School "Coaching for Leadership explores powerful new ways to motivate your entire organization. Individuals at every level of the company will benefit from the concepts in this book." —Ken Blanchard, author, Leading at a Higher Level and The One-Minute Manager
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The Professor in the Cage

Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

Author: Jonathan Gottschall

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143108050

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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"When a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his office, Jonathan Gottschall sees a challenge, and an opportunity. Pushing forty, out of shape, and disenchanted with his job as an adjunct English professor, part of him yearns to cross the street and join up. The other part is terrified. Gottschall eventually works up his nerve, and starts training for a real cage fight. He's fighting not only as a personal test but also to answer questions that have intrigued him for years: Why do men fight? And why do so many seemingly decent people like to watch?"--Amazon.com.
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Mapping Your Academic Career

Charting the Course of a Professor's Life

Author: Gary M. Burge

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830824731

Category: EDUCATION

Page: 144

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Experienced professor Gary Burge identifies three cohorts or stages in the academic career and explores the challenges, pitfalls and triumphs of each. Based on a career's worth of experiences, observations and insights, he leads academics to reflect on where they are, have been and are headed in their professional lives.
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How to Become an Academic Coach

What You Need to Know

Author: Mary Beth Averill,Hillary Hutchinson

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500443238

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 164

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If you have ever considered coaching academics as a career, then you will be delighted to know there is now a road map giving you a step-by-step process for all you need to know to become a successful academic coach. Co-authored by Mary Beth Averill and Hillary Hutchinson, this exciting, systematic, practical, planning instrument for starting your own business and taking your career this direction is now available. This book is available as both a print-on-demand and as an ebook for immediate download through Amazon.com. Actionable items in this book: 12 chapters walk you through the process Pros and cons of being a solopreneur What academic coaches do (and don't do) Finding and keeping clients Adapting general coaching techniques for academia Ethical considerations Tools and resources for understanding academic culture, stages of change, and coaching the academic brain Get all this and more!
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