Monday, August 30, 2010

Motivation and Learning Strategies for College Success : A Self-management Approach

By Myron H. Dembo
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The primary purpose of the textbook is to help students change aspects of their motivation and learning strategies …  The process of change begins by observing and reflecting on one’s own behavior and then determining what needs to be changed and learning how to change. The features of this textbook are designed to identify the components of academic learning that contribute to high achievement, help students learn and practice effective learning and study strategies, and then complete self-management studies whereby they are taught a process for improving their academic behavior.
... six components that students need to control to become successful learners—motivation, methods of learning, time management, physical and social environment, and performance. These components serve as the basis for organizing and integrating the content throughout the text. Further, this focus allows for the integration of both motivation and learning strategies.
(Excerpt from the Preface of the book)

性格解析(Personality Plus)

弗洛倫斯.妮蒂雅 (Florence Littauer)
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…… 書中所述的四種基本性格類型:活潑型、完美型、力量型及和平型已經成為我們日常交流中非常自然的一部份,特別是對於了解我們自己和理解他人有着前所未有的效果。
通過閱讀此書,你會了解到真實的自己,擺脫過去那種因為性格上的矛盾,不會欣賞自己更不懂得理解別人的狀況。並認清你無需“克服”自己的性格,而是去善待它、了解它並且去運用它,促使你卸掉那些在漫長的成長過程中受他人和環境的打磨而形成的——性格假面!進而幫助自己真正地成長。
在你認識了自己和別人的性格之後,了解到人和人之間不同的性格類型存在着許多差異,而不再強求別人認同自己或者讓自己刻意扭曲去迎合他人,特別是婚姻關係和家庭關係以及上司和下屬的關係。在這個基礎上,你才能與他人建立真實、自然、和諧的關係,才能夠與這個世界上最重要的人建立最融洽、最祥和的關係,這個人就是你自己! ……
本書當初曾定名為《性格分析學》,最終為更符合原作內容而確定書名為《性格解析》。
(摘錄自書中“譯者序”, 江雅苓,1998)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies

by John Adair
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There are three forms of applied thinking that everyone needs: decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Decision Making and Problem Solving will help readers master the processes of practical thinking that lie behind effective decision making, problem solving, and creative thinking. Using checklists, exercises, and case studies, this book enables anyone to understand key concepts such as: how the mind works, the principles of effective thinking, how to develop a framework for decision making, how to use a simple model for making decisions and solving problems, how to sharpen up creative thinking skills, and how to develop your thinking skills in the future. An expert on management thinking, John Adair will help managers and leaders of all levels ensure that the best decisions are taken, that problems are solved in the optimum way, and that the creative ideas and innovations so necessary for tomorrow's business flow freely.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)

AQ逆境商数 (Adversity Quotient)

保羅・史托兹 (Paul G. Stoltz)
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成功需要甚麼?為甚麼有的企業家不管道路如何困難重重,仍能成功,而其他人則無能為力,眼睜睜地看着逆境毀滅自己的夢想。為甚麼在智力、資本和機遇相同的條件下,有的人能克服逆境、步步高陞,而有的人卻一敗塗地呢?國際著名的商業咨詢專家保羅.史托茲認為,歸根到底是一個人的逆境商問題。比智商、教育、技術更突出的是,逆境商能測量你面對逆境時的應變能力。萬幸的是,逆境商可以迅速、大幅度地提高。
在這本劃時代的、碩果累累的書中,史托茲博士將告訴您如何評估自己的逆境商,同時為您不斷增強成功的能力提供了許多工具。……
(摘錄自書中“原出版者的話”, 1998)

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work

By Richard J. Leider
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Purpose is that deepest dimension within us—our central core or essence—where we have a profound sense of who we are, where we came from, and where we're going. Purpose is the quality we choose to shape our lives around. Purpose is a source of energy and direction.
Nothing shapes our lives as much as the questions we ask, or refuse to ask, throughout our lives. Purpose, however, is not a question that we can answer once and be done with it. We typically bring up the question of purpose about every ten years throughout our lives. At those times and during major life transitions, we ask questions like:
• Who am I?
• What am I meant to do here?
• What am I trying to do with my life?
...This book is for you if you're asking those three or questions such as:
• I feel that I've missed my calling in life. How do I find it?
• I've successfully reached midlife. Is that all there is? What's next?
• I've been growing spiritually. How do I connect my spiritual growth to my work? …

(Excerpt from “Introduction—The Purpose Quest” of the book)

你的誤區 (Your Erroneous Zones)

威勒・德爾(Wayne W. Dyer)
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本書的每一頁幾乎都強調了你要好好地把握住現在的生活。仔細地閱讀本書後,你會開始問自己一些從未想過的問題:“我現在為何偏要感到煩惱呢?”“我怎樣才能更有效地把握現在呢?”這樣的問題便是一個人該如何走出誤區,並走向獨立自主和幸福之路的內心問題。本書的結尾簡要地描述了一個走出了所有誤區,能有效地節制自己內心的而非表面的情感世界的人的形象。
(摘錄自中國圖書網)

這本書概述了一種獲得幸福的引人入勝的方法。這種方法依賴於你自己的責任和義務,加上你對生活的熱愛,以及你當時選擇的目標理想。……這本書的每一章都像是一個討論會。……每章都考察了一種特定的心理誤區或一種自我毀滅的行為。…… 本書的要旨在於幫助你了解你陷入這種自我毀滅行為誤區的原因。本書 也詳細敍述了陷入這種誤區的各種不同的行為表現。……又考察了執迷於這些並不能給你帶來幸福的行為原因。……每一章的結尾都附有根除自我貶損行為的對策。……貫穿本書的是兩個中心主題。第一個主題主要論述你對自己情緒的選擇能力。……第二個主題也就是好好地把握你的現在。……
(摘錄自書中序言, 2001)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Dealing with Difficult People

By Roy Lilley
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Workplaces are filled with all types of people, and some of them can be very difficult to get along with. By understanding difficult people and their behaviors, a savvy individual can resolve the awkward and problematic situations created by difficult people. Dealing with Difficult People looks at difficult behavior – what drives it and how to cope with it. Issues Roy Lilley discusses include: recognizing the seven types of difficult person, handling aggressive people, handling conflict, motivating lazy colleagues, dealing with difficult customers, and handling complaints.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)

樂觀者的座右銘

吳淡如 著
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有些話像一記悶棍,不經意地敲了你的腦袋一下;有些話像突來的陣雨,洗清了生活中久積的泥垢;有些話輕輕一敷,治療你心靈裡又癢又痛的皮膚病;被忘記的理性或感性忽然間甦醒了,你的人生腳步因而微微地調整了方向。簡單的一句話,使我們忽然懂得成長。 現代人面臨著人心徬徨、生命無常,為事業擔心、為家庭煩憂的種種困境,不知該如何面對未來,也不懂如何讓自己活得聰明,挫折與壓力讓我們過得一點都不輕鬆自在……。
林白夫人說:一個良好的關係就像雙人舞一樣,在舞蹈中,如果抓住舞伴不放,勢必使舞步僵硬。愛因斯坦說:我沒有特別的天分,只是好奇心十分強烈而已。 短短的一句話,你的人生會有什麼樣的想法?…… 45句富有啟發性的智慧名言,加上吳淡如真性情、真感覺的心情抒發,你不再恐懼生命、你知道看重現在;你會選擇勇敢、你明白愛情不需要代言人;你就是你!
(摘錄自誠品網路書店)

Monday, August 2, 2010

How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life

By Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton
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The Theory of the Dipper and the Bucket
Each of us has an invisible bucket. It is constantly emptied or filled, depending on what others say or do to us. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful.
Each of us also has an invisible dipper. When we use that dipper to fill other people’s buckets — by saying or doing things to increase their positive emotions — we also fill our own bucket. But when we use that dipper to dip from others’ buckets — by saying or doing things that decrease their positive emotions — we diminish ourselves.
Like the cup that runneth over, a full bucket gives us a positive outlook and renewed energy. Every drop in that bucket makes us stronger and more optimistic.
But an empty bucket poisons our outlook, saps our energy, and undermines our will. That’s why every time someone dips from our bucket, it hurts us.
So we face a choice every moment of every day: We can fill one another’s buckets, or we can dip from them. It’s an important choice — one that profoundly influences our relationships, productivity, health, and happiness.
(Excerpt from the Introduction of the book)

是或不 (Yes or No)

斯賓塞・約翰遜 (Spencer Johnson)
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本書是《誰動了我的奶酪?》作者斯賓塞・約翰遜的自傳性作品。作者用通俗生動的語言,以一隻毛毛蟲成長過程講述了自己生命的痛苦與成長過程,告訴廣大讀者成功的真正意義是什麼,怎樣獲得成功。
(摘錄自中國圖書網)

成功是件非常個人的事。它對我們每一個人而言都代表了不同的意義 ……
在美國,成功的定義通常與物質上的財富、名聲和社會地位有關。不過我在這本書裡一直不斷想要傳達的觀念是,並不是你所擁有的東西代表是了你個人的成功,而是你能從你所擁有的一切裡做出的貢獻,才是你真正的成功。
幸福和滿足看起來是與這趟旅程中所收獲的豐富經驗有關,而不是你知道你已經到達的那一刻。你不可能得到了成功之後,就坐下來享用它,把它當是一根巨大的、不會融化的棒棒糖。這也就是為甚麼那些自畫式的誤區最後讓我們感覺空虛,渴望聽到事實的真相。成功不是一個目的地,它是一趟旅程 ……
(摘錄自書中“結語——成功的意義”)