The Chaos Theory of Careers

A New Perspective on Working in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Robert Pryor,Jim Bright
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135231303
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
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The Chaos Theory of Careers outlines the application of chaos theory to the field of career development. It draws together and extends the work that the authors have been doing over the last 8 to 10 years. This text represents a new perspective on the nature of career development. It emphasizes the dimensions of careers frequently neglected by contemporary accounts of careers such as the challenges and opportunities of uncertainty, the interconnectedness of current life and the potential for information overload, career wisdom as a response to unplanned change, new approaches to vocational assessment based on emergent thinking, the place of spirituality and the search for meaning and purpose in, with and through work, the integration of being and becoming as dimensions of career development. It will be vital reading for all those working in and studying career development, either at advanced undergraduate or postgraduate level and provides a new and refreshing approach to this fast changing subject. Key themes include: Factors such as complexity, change, and contribution People's aspirations in relation to work and personal fulfilment Contemporary realities of career choice, career development and the working world

Contemporary Theories of Career Development

International Perspectives
Author: Nancy Arthur,Mary McMahon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351995561
Category: Education
Page: 264
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In response to the complexities of social change that have become evident in the 21st century, there is a need for innovation in career theory that takes into account new perspectives and the fluctuating contexts of people’s lives. Contemporary Theories of Career Development: International Perspectives brings together the contributions of theorists from around the globe whose work represents current, cutting-edge international approaches to career development theory. Emphasizing the new perspectives that are needed for this field to be relevant in a contemporary era, this book considers the cultural applications of theory in a diverse range of populations. Structured in three parts with chapters written by internationally renowned leaders in the field, this collection features a critical examination of the current history of the field; thirteen theory chapters, each enhanced by a case study; and a final chapter that draws the previous chapters together through key themes, broadening the reader’s knowledge of theoretical perspectives and their interrelations. Each theory chapter author comments on and critiques his or her own theory, inviting readers to engage with these theories at both a practical and theoretical level through the case studies. Detailed, with reader-friendly descriptions and supplemented by international research, case examples, and discussion questions, Contemporary Theories of Career Development: International Perspectives is the ideal reference work for students studying the topic as well as a stimulus for researchers and practitioners looking to implement the theories in their work.

Bullshit Jobs

Vom wahren Sinn der Arbeit
Author: David Graeber
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 3608115064
Category: Political Science
Page: 560
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Ein Bullshit-Job ist eine Beschäftigungsform, die so völlig sinnlos, unnötig oder schädlich ist, dass selbst der Arbeitnehmer ihre Existenz nicht rechtfertigen kann. Es geht also gerade nicht um Jobs, die niemand machen will, sondern um solche, die eigentlich niemand braucht. Im Zuge des technischen Fortschritts sind zahlreiche Arbeitsplätze durch Maschinen ersetzt worden. Trotzdem ist die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit nicht etwa gesunken, sondern auf durchschnittlich 41,5 Wochenstunden gestiegen. Wie konnte es dazu kommen? David Graeber zeigt in seinem bahnbrechenden neuen Buch, warum immer mehr überflüssige Jobs entstehen und welche verheerenden Konsequenzen diese Entwicklung für unsere Gesellschaft hat. Im Jahr 1930 sagte der britische Ökonom John Maynard Keynes voraus, dass durch den technischen Fortschritt heute niemand mehr als 15 Stunden pro Woche arbeiten müsse. Fast ein Jahrhundert danach stellt David Graeber fest, dass die Gegenwart anders aussieht: Die durchschnittliche Arbeitszeit ist gestiegen und immer mehr Menschen üben Tätigkeiten aus, die unproduktiv und daher eigentlich überflüssig sind – als Immobilienmakler, Investmentbanker oder Unternehmensberater. Es sind Jobs, die keinen sinnvollen gesellschaftlichen Beitrag leisten. Es sind Bullshit-Jobs. Warum bezahlt eine Ökonomie solche Tätigkeiten, die sie nicht braucht? Wie ist es zu dieser Entwicklung gekommen? Und was können wir dagegen tun? David Graeber, einer der radikalsten politischen Denker unserer Zeit, geht diesem Phänomen auf den Grund. Ein packendes Plädoyer gegen die Ausweitung sinnloser Arbeit, die die moralischen Grundfesten unserer Gesellschaft ins Wanken bringt.

Career Development and Systems Theory

Connecting Theory and Practice
Author: Wendy Patton,Mary McMahon
Publisher: Sense Publishers
ISBN: 9077874135
Category: Education
Page: 408
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The Systems Theory Framework was developed to produce a metatheoretical framework through which the contribution of all theories to our understanding of career behaviour could be recognised. In addition it emphasises the individual as the site for the integration of theory and practice. Its utility has become more broadly acknowledged through its application to a range of cultural groups and settings, qualitative assessment processes, career counselling, and multicultural career counselling. For these reasons, the STF is a very valuable addition to the field of career theory. In viewing the field of career theory as a system, open to changes and developments from within itself and through constantly interrelating with other systems, the STF and this book is adding to the pattern of knowledge and relationships within the career field. The contents of this book will be integrated within the field as representative of a shift in understanding existing relationships within and between theories. In the same way, each reader will integrate the contents of the book within their existing views about the current state of career theory and within their current theory-practice relationship. This book should be required reading for anyone involved in career theory. It is also highly suitable as a text for an advanced career counselling or theory course. The first edition of this book appeared under the title Career Development and Systems Theory: A New Relationship. Reviewers' comments on the first edition: ."a thought provoking addition to career development literature." Canadian Journal of Counselling ."a landmark in the field of career development." Australian Journal of Career Development ."it is written in an admirable clear and concise style." British Journal of Guidance and Counseling

Chaos Theory

Origins, Applications and Limitations
Author: Anthony Reed
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781536103373
Category:
Page: 170
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This book provides new research on Chaos Theory. Chapter One begins with a discussion on the applications of Chaos Theory to financial statements. Chapter Two describes how the Chaos Theory of Careers developed out of discontent with previous career development theories and how fundamental concepts such as non-linearity, emergence, systems thinking, attraction, unplanned change, could be applied to work and career development to produce new insights for theory, research, assessment and counseling in the field. Chapter Three examines the application of Chaos Theory to ventricular wall biomechanics. Chapter Four numerically investigates a model of a diffusively coupled ring of cells. Chapter Five reveals the escape properties of orbits in a dynamical system of a two-dimensional perturbed harmonic oscillator, which is a characteristic example of open Hamiltonian systems.

Die Macht des Schmetterlings


Author: Matt Dickinson
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838725263
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 351
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Kann der Flügelschlag eines Schmetterlings in Brasilien einen Tornado in Texas auslösen? Der Chaostheorie zufolge ja. Alles beginnt um 7:37 Uhr in einem kleinen Ort in England: Ein Schmetterling schlägt mit den Flügeln. Das führt dazu, dass ein Hase zwischen die Beine eines Pferdes gerät, das daraufhin stolpert und sich verletzt. Aus diesem Grund gewinnt ein anderes Pferd das wenig später stattfindende Pferderennen. Ein Mann namens Dean hatte auf diese Pferd gesetzt und kauft seiner Tochter, die Geburtstag hat, von dem Gewinn einen Haufen Luftballons. Doch das Mädchen lässt sie los. Sie steigen in den Himmel und geraten in die Triebwerke eines Flugzeugs ...

Die Information

Geschichte, Theorie, Flut
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864142245
Category: Science
Page: 500
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Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die Information zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen.

Exploring New Horizons in Career Counselling

Turning Challenge into Opportunities
Author: Kobus Maree,Annamaria Di Fabio
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463001549
Category: Education
Page: 350
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"This book brings together eminent global theorists and practitioners to share their views on the evolution of career counselling in recent decades. Multiple changes of a fundamental and complex nature, as well as related challenges in the world of work, have necessitated career counselling to undergo such an evolution. The authors examine the future nature and scope of new directions in the field of career counselling psychology and they critically reflect on, as well as promote the predominant theoretical and conceptual framework of the field of career counselling. The latest models and methods in and for the 21st century are explored and teased out, including Mark Savickas’ proposal to shift the focus in interventions from conceptualising the self as content to seeing the self as a process. This approach is in keeping with the notion of career as a story and consistent with leading theories such as Jean Guichard’s self-construction framework and the life design paradigm. The authors deliver an avant garde text that is easy to read and use without diluting the conceptual and terminological complexities of the field. The book is an invaluable resource for new, emerging and experienced researchers, academics, scholars, researchers, psychologists, social workers, teachers and clients: • It merges what is known about the field with emerging approaches.• It gives an overview of theoretical paradigms that can be applied to a changing world of work.• It makes a critical analysis of germane questions such as “What does the future hold for the field of career counselling and how can challenges be turned into opportunities?” and “How can different paradigms, approaches and strategies be harnessed to promote clients’ career-life wellbeing and resilience?”.• It facilitates an understanding of the skills necessary to deal with career-related transitions, challenges and barriers to help people acquire transferable career-life skills and career(-choice) readiness. • It examines the importance of career adaptability and how people can develop this vital 21st century (survival) competency.• It challenges career counsellors to grasp and acquire skills to promote and advocate social justice agendas.• It promotes and demonstrates the exciting and promising notion of dialogue writing to enhance the dialogical work of the career counsellor and client.Individually and collectively, the authors team up to blend retrospect and prospect, and they make a concerted effort to convert 21st century challenges and frontiers in career counselling into opportunities, hurt into hope, hopelessness into inspiration."

Strategische Personalentwicklung

Psychologische, pädagogische und betriebswirtschaftliche Kernthemen
Author: Andrea Beinicke,Tanja Bipp
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662556898
Category: Psychology
Page: 231
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In diesem Buch beantworten führende Expertinnen und Experten aus den Bereichen der Psychologie, Erwachsenenbildung und Betriebswirtschaftslehre praxisbezogene relevante Fragen zur Thematik der beruflichen Weiterbildung in der heutigen Arbeitswelt. Sie erfahren mehr zum Thema Personalentwicklung im Wandel der Zeit, verschiedene Weiterbildungssettings und wie Weiterbildungsserfolge sichergestellt werden können. Sie erhalten auch wissenschaftlich fundierte Erkenntnisse über Coaching und Mentoring und weitere Kernthemen wie: - Wie wirkt sich die alternde Arbeitsgesellschaft auf die betriebliche Weiterbildung aus? - Wie stellt man den Erfolg von Trainingsmaßnahmen im Arbeitsalltag sicher, so dass sich Investitionen in solche Maßnahmen lohnen? - Wie können Führungskräfte ihre Mitarbeitenden dazu befähigen, notwendige Kompetenzen für das heutige und zukünftige Arbeitsleben zu entwickeln? - Ist Coaching von Mitarbeitenden effektiv oder können auch negative Effekte auftreten? Dieses Buch richtet sich an Professionals aus der Praxis, die im Bereich Human Resource Development tätig sind wie Personalverantwortliche, Personalentwickler, Personalleiter sowie Mitarbeitende aus Weiterbildungseinrichtungen. Aber auch Studierende, Lehrende, und Wissenschaftler und alle, die Interesse haben, sich mit aktuellen und zukunftsweisenden Fragen der Personalentwicklung zu beschäftigen, sind zur Lektüre eingeladen.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!
Author: Jordan B. Peterson
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641239842
Category: Social Science
Page: 576
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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Das perfekte Chaos

warum unordentliche Menschen glücklicher und effizienter sind
Author: Eric Abrahamson,David H. Freedman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783430300094
Category:
Page: 283
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Counseling Adults in Transition, Fourth Edition

Linking Schlossberg’s Theory With Practice in a Diverse World
Author: Mary Anderson, PhD,Jane Goodman, PhD,Nancy K. Schlossberg, EdD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826106366
Category: Psychology
Page: 360
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The only textbook explicitly designed to address counseling with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions, this volume integrates the basic tenets of adult development with therapeutic practice. It is based on Schlossberg's theory of transitions, a new process and content model that offers effective techniques for helping adults to understand and successfully navigate normal life transitions. This revised edition addresses contemporary societal ills that exacerbate adult life transitions, such as a tumultuous economy, increased unemployment, bankruptcies, and foreclosures, and focuses on our increasing racial and cultural diversity. The volume also expands its consideration of spiritual and social justice issues and provides a more integrated and holistic approach to adult transitional counseling. Key Features of the New Edition: Based on Schlossberg's technique, a new model for counseling adults in transition Offers practical new strategies and exercises for use in transitional counseling Addresses unemployment and coping in an uncertain social/economic context Focuses on loss and resilience, diversity, culture, social justice, and spirituality Contains new sections on transitioning to adulthood, living arrangements including diverse family structures, mobility, siblings, in-laws, and retirement Introduces new concepts such as collectivist coping, hardiness, mindfulness, and transcendence

Durchstarten zum Traumjob

Das ultimative Handbuch für Ein-, Um- und Aufsteiger
Author: Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593507617
Category: Law
Page: 344
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"Die Bibel der Jobsuchenden" Die Zeit Richard Nelson Bolles zeigt in seinem Weltbestseller, welche Methoden der Jobsuche wirklich zum Erfolg führen, wie man im Jobinterview und in Gehaltsverhandlungen punktet und vieles mehr. Diese komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe wurde um wichtige Kapitel zum Umgang mit Social Media und Online-Bewerbungen ergänzt. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen und einen Anhang mit weiterführenden Adressen, Tipps und Informationen für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. "Dieses Buch ist und bleibt der ultimative Ratgeber für Wechselwillige in der Lebensmitte ebenso wie für Hochschulabsolventen und Berufseinsteiger. " New York Post

Creating Career Success: A Flexible Plan for the World of Work


Author: Francine Fabricant,Jennifer Miller,Debra Stark
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285687280
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Today's workplace is a dynamic, ever-changing environment. Job security is a thing of the past, layoffs are common, and people change jobs and careers frequently. Students need to be prepared to adapt to the unexpected twists and turns they may face. CREATING CAREER SUCCESS helps students develop a self-directed, proactive, flexible plan to launch and manage their careers over the years to come, using the latest technological resources and job search strategies. Through a process of self-assessment, career exploration, and self-promotion students discover how to connect their skills, interests and values to a variety of possible careers, build relationships, and present themselves in the best possible light to potential employers. Most importantly, students are encouraged to keep their minds and options open, and to engage themselves fully in the career development process. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Capitalizing on Career Chaos

Bringing Creativity and Purpose to Your Work and Life
Author: Helen Harkness
Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing
ISBN: 9780891062097
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 162
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Delivers tools and strategies to become authentic, trail-blazing pioneers who will thrive in this age of unprecedented uncertainty.

You Majored in What?

Designing Your Path from College to Career
Author: Katharine Brooks Ed.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101050439
Category: Education
Page: 320
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Fully revised and updated in 2017, the revolutionary career guide for a new generation of job-seekers, from one of the U.S.’s top career counselors “So what are you going to do with your major?” It’s an innocent question that can haunt students from high school to graduate school and beyond. Relax. Your major is just the starting point for designing a meaningful future. In this indispensable guide, Dr. Katharine Brooks shows you a creative, fun, and intelligent way to figure out what you want to do and how to get it—no matter what you studied in college. You will learn to map your experiences for insights into your strengths and passions, design possible lives, and create goals destined to take you wherever you want to go. Using techniques and ideas that have guided thousands of college students to successful careers, Dr. Brooks will teach you to outsmart and outperform your competition, with more Wisdom Builders and an easily applied career development process. No matter what career you aspire to, You Majored in What? offers a practical, creative, and successful approach to finding your path to career fulfillment.

Constructing New Professional Identities

Career Changers in Teacher Education
Author: Judy Williams
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9462092605
Category: Education
Page: 154
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This book provides a unique insight into the learning experiences of career change professionals in teacher education. Many studies have provided a brief glimpse into the experiences of people making a career change into teaching, but this book offers an in-depth analysis of the day to day struggles and triumphs of a small group of career change students studying teacher education in Australia. This study locates teacher professional learning within a sociocultural research paradigm, highlighting the importance of social, cultural and institutional contexts in learning. Learning to become a teacher is not merely the acquisition of a set of technical skills and propositional knowledge, but a far more complex personal struggle to construct a new professional identity. This book uncovers some of the trials, tribulations and joys of becoming a teacher for those who have already worked in other careers. It examines the impact of previous career experiences on the construction of a new professional identity as a teacher. This process is discussed using the conceptual framework of learning within communities of practice. Firstly, a broad-brush picture is presented through analysis and discussion of extensive quantitative data obtained via an on-line survey, after which a small group of survey respondents provide a more nuanced exploration of their experiences as student teachers. This is followed by three case studies that delve more deeply into the experiences, frustrations and joys of being an ‘expert novice’ in teacher education. These case studies examine the stories of three career changers who provide personal insights into what it is like to be an experienced professional embarking on a new journey as a novice student teacher.

Philosophischer Versuch über die Wahrscheinlichkeit


Author: Pierre S. de Laplace
Publisher: Harri Deutsch Verlag
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 211
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Codename Tesseract

Victor 1 - Thriller
Author: Tom Wood
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641056047
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Die perfekte Verbindung von Action, Spannung und einem brillanten Helden Victor, Codename „Tessaract“, ist Auftragskiller. Der beste, den es gibt. Er stellt keine Fragen, er hinterlässt keine Spuren, er macht keine Fehler. Auch sein jüngster Job in Paris scheint glattzulaufen: Victor soll einen Mann töten, bei dem Opfer einen USB-Stick sicherstellen und diesen weitergeben, sobald man ihm eine Adresse übermittelt. Doch plötzlich wird er selbst zur Zielscheibe. Durch seinen Auftrag gerät Victor ins Kreuzfeuer einer internationalen Verschwörung, bei der Jäger und Gejagte nicht mehr zu unterscheiden sind ...