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Passion at work: how to find work you love and live the time of your life

Author: Kang, Lawler Publisher: Prentice Hall, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 240 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0131854283Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Passion at Work How to Find Work You Love and Live the Time of Your Life Contents Acknowledgments xiii About the Authors xv Foreword xvii Introduction xxv Chapter 1 Why Do You Work So Hard? I A Question of Control 1 Upending the Work/Life Balance 2 Where Are You? 5 Chapter 2 We Aren't Cats 7 Your Core of Steel 7 1. We Aren't Cats! 11 2. Believe in Your Core 12 3. Accept X-Factors 13 4. What's Your Point? 17 5. Whatever You Do (in Life), Do It with Passion 18 6. What Do You Want Your Tombstone to Say? 19 One Final Thought 21 Chapter 3 What Is the End Game? 25 What Is Money? 25 Short Clips 30 A Madness of Method? 32 Success Is in the Eye of the Beholder or the Beholden? 34 What Is the End Game? 38 KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) 42 The Rule of 85 Percent 44 The Roots of Happiness 46 Passion at Work Chapter 4 The Magic Bullet 51 People Should Pay You to Work Your Passions 52 A Note from the Boss 53 Another Data Point 54 The Passion Principle 55 Business School Recruiting, Metaphorically Speaking 57 Some Preliminary Data 61 Bringing It Home 62 Passionate Monsters 63 Back to Jack 66 Chapter 5 A Process Overview 69 The Purpose of the Five Ps 69 The Power of the Five Ps 71 Passion + Proficiencies = Work or "Career" Options 71 Proficiencies + Priorities = Work Life Prioritization 72 Passion + Proficiencies + Priorities = Journeys and Niche --> Plan 72 A Primer on the Five Ps 74 The Tipping Point 76 Some Final Tipping Points 77 Chapter 6 The First P: Passion 79 What Do You Want Your Tombstone to Say? 79 The Patterns of Your Experiences 83 The Kid Factor 91 Making a Stand 95 How Do I Know? 95 Foreword Chapter 7 The Second P: Proficiencies 99 What Can the Whole and Impassioned You Be the Best At? 99 What I Am Innately Great at Doing? 100 What Do I Absolutely Love to Do? 102 Warning! Seller Beware! 104 What Are My Values? 106 What Life Experiences Do I Want to Leverage and Fulfill? 108 Financial Accounting 101 109 The Most Valuable Part of Any Balance Sheet 112 Data Collection 113 Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall... 114 How Proficient Are Your Proficiencies? 120 Chapter 8 The Third P: Priorities 125 A Slightly Different Perspective 125 So Pass the Days of Our Lives 129 The Prioritization Matrix 132 A Metaphored Matrix 135 Working the Prioritization Matrix 135 Matrix This! 138 What Version Are You On? 139 A Blatant Secret 140 Let's Make a Deal! 141 Your Niche 149 Time to Define 151 Passion at Work Chapter 9 The Fourth P: Plan 155 How Do You Bring Yourself to Market? 155 The Executive Summary 157 Your Version: The Life Summary 160 The Rule of the Six Ps 172 Chapter 10 The Fifth P: Prove 179 How Do You Fund Your Plan? 179 Professional Fundraising 101 181 "All I Want Are the Facts, Ma'am" 183 Keeping It in the Family 191 Chapter 11 How Do I Prepare Myself for This Change? 195 Any Journey 195 The Journey of Life 198 Why? 200 Your Competitive Advantage 201 Canyonlands 202 The 1 or 0 Wake-Up Call 218 Always Finish What You Start (Beware of Mr. Dreamy!) 218 Mr. Dreamy on Paper 221 Chapter 12 Looking for Your Life's Work 223 The Kid Factor (3) 224 The Power of an Impassioned Plan 225 A Sisyphean Ball of Snow 226 SAYONARA! 229 Shoga Nai 230 References 231 Index 233

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