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The High Achiever's Guide to Happiness

Edited by:
  • Vance Caesar - Vance Caesar Group, Pepperdine University, USA, University of La Verne, USA, California State University, Long Beach, USA
  • Carol Ann Caesar - Vance Caesar Group


September 2005 | 184 pages | Corwin

"The High Achiever's Guide to Happiness is a very practical book that provides both a strategic framework to understand why high achievers do what they do as well as plenty of real-life examples on how to achieve the right work/life balance in your own life. I found this to be a refreshing reminder of what's really important in my own life as well as what I need to do to keep it all in perspective. Highly recommended reading."
—Kip Knight, Vice President, Marketing
eBay, Inc.

"A great reference to get people thinking about themselves and their professional happiness. A school leader could use this information with teachers, students, parent groups, and community groups."
—Gwen Gross, Superintendent
Manhattan Beach Unified School District, CA

"This book makes a contribution to the entire world. From educators to professionals in any work organization, all would benefit from using the practices in this book in their lives."
—Kim Boelkes, Principal
Eastview Elementary School, Canton, IL

"The authors got me thinking about my own life purpose, for whom I am living, and my vision. I found the strategies useful and positive!"
—Gail Houghton, Chair/Associate Professor of Educational Leadership
Azusa Pacific University

Do you feel that happiness and fulfillment are still missing even after reaching the high goals you set for yourself?

You're not alone. According to research by well-known educator and life coach to Fortune 500 leaders Vance Caesar, only 8 percent of high achievers feel happy and fulfilled. This simple, straightforward, easy-to-reference guide explores the profile of a high achiever and provides tools throughout for improving one's own leadership style and incorporating more happiness along the way. The authors provide leaders and aspiring leaders with seven keys to gain fulfillment in all areas of life, including one's career:

  • Discovering and articulating your life Purpose
  • Possessing a Vision to set your direction
  • Attitudes and beliefs for finding Meaningful Work
  • Developing Energizing Relationships
  • Creating Peace in your life
  • Reviewing, Renewing, and Recommitting to your purpose
  • Forming the habits of Discipline

Filled with personal anecdotes, thought-provoking examples and questions, reflection exercises, and easy-to-implement models, this inspirational resource is a must for those interested in more deeply connecting personal values, vision, and satisfaction to life and work and in modeling that connection for others. This is a book you will return to again and again as your personal life coach!


 
Dedication
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Authors
 
Introduction
 
1. Foundations of Achievers
 
2. Purpose
 
3. Vision
 
4. Meaningful Work
 
5. Energizing Relationships
 
6. Beliefs and Behaviors That Give You Peace
 
7. Three R’s: Review, Renew, Recommit
 
8. Discipline
 
Resource
 
Bibliography

"Straightforward and powerful, the seven keys of The High Achievers Guide to Happiness are life affirming. Leadership students in our masters and doctoral programs find them to be a highlight of their work at the University. I recommend the book to all who wish to balance high achievement with a sense of personal accomplishment."

Robert C. Paull, Professor and Former Associate Dean
Education Division and Director of the Educational Leadership Academy, Pepperdine University

"...a great reference to get people thinking about themselves and their professional happiness. A school leader can use this information with teachers, students, parent groups, and community groups."

Gwen Gross, Superintendent
Manhattan Beach Unified School District, CA

"This book makes a contribution to the entire world. From educators to professionals in any work organizations, all would benefit from putting the practices in this book into their lives."

Kim Boelkes, Principal
Eastview Elementary School, Canton, IL

"The authors got me thinking about my own life purpose, for whom I am living, and my vision. I found the strategies useful and positive!"

Gail Houghton, Chair/Associate Professor
Department of Educational Leadership School of Education & Behavorial Studies, Azusa Pacific University

"The High Achiever's Guide to Happiness is a very practical book that provides both a strategic framework to understand why high achievers do what they do as well as plenty of real life examples on how to achieve the right work/life balance in your own life. I found this to be a refreshing reminder of what's really important in my own life as well as what I need to do to keep it all in perspective.  Highly recommended reading."

Kip Knight, Vice President, Marketing
eBay, Inc.

"Relevant quotes, personal examples, and exercises for engaging the reader. If educators apply the information to their own lives, they can achieve greater satisfaction and happiness in their work and serve as better role models for their students."

NACADA Journal, Fall 2006
Key features

-          straight talk

-          rich examples

-          models and reflections for immediate use

-          guide on how to create a personal mission statement, a vision, meaningful work, and cultivating relationships that give you energy

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1


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