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Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers
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Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers

Individual Wellbeing and Career Experiences

9781783474097 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by the late Ronald J. Burke, formerly Professor Emeritus, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada, Kathryn M. Page, Honorary Fellow, Centre for Population Health Research, Deakin University, Australia and Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK
Publication Date: 2015 ISBN: 978 1 78347 409 7 Extent: 424 pp
Happiness in one aspect of our life can positively impact upon our satisfaction within other domains of our life. The opposite also rings true. Today’s generation of working people have often been called the generation who want it all. But can we really have it all? And at what cost to our and others’ happiness? Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers explores ways in which contemporary working people can thrive in a complex, volatile and uncertain world. Combining both research and practice, the contributors of this book cover all bases from individual wellbeing, family, work and career experiences, to leadership. They conclude by providing the reader with tools to combine what they have learnt and apply it to their own lives.

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Happiness in one aspect of our life can positively impact our satisfaction within other domains of our life. The opposite also rings true. Today's generation of working people have often been called the generation who want it all. But can we really have it all? And at what cost to our and others' happiness? Flourishing in Life, Work and Careers explores ways in which contemporary working people can thrive in a complex, volatile and uncertain world.

Combining both research and practice, the contributors of this book cover all bases from individual wellbeing, family and work, to career experiences and leadership. They conclude by providing the reader with tools to combine what they have learnt and apply it to their lives.

Researchers and PhD students interested in positive psychology and related disciplines will find this to be an intriguing book. Human resource managers and human resource development consultants will also find the tools in this book useful for their work.
Critical Acclaim
'Suitable for employers, practitioners and researchers interested in conducting wellness programmes and interventions. The
chapters are written in an easy-to-read style, and should be accessible to a wide audience.'
- The Occupational Health Psychologist
Contributors
Contributors: S.L. Albrecht, P.W.B. Atkins, S. Aziz, J.P. Briscoe, P. Brough, R.J. Burke, W. Burton, A.R. Cooklin, C.L. Cooper, P. Cotton, A. Davda, S. Dawkins, G. Dole, E. Donaldson-Feilder, M. Donia, L. Duxbury, G.L. Flett, J. Flint-Taylor, V.J. Fogliati, H. Fricke, S.D. Friedman, P.C. Gibbs, D.T. Hall, P.M. Hart, C. Hassed, P.L. Hewitt, B. Jones, A.D. LaMontagne, R. Lewis, R.C. Liden, S. Lyubomirsky, A. Martin, S.K. Nelson, M.P. O’Driscoll, K.M. Page, A. Panaccio, R.W. Rebele, S. Saint-Michel, C.E. Scollay, K. Thompson-Westra, K. Vitiello, L. Wang, L. Waters, A.F. Westring,

Contents
Contents:

PART I: INDIVIDUAL WELLBEING
1. Flourishing in Love and Work
Ronald J. Burke

2. Being ‘Otherish’: Resolving the False Choice Between Personal and Prosocial Goals
Robert W. Rebele

3. Managing Perfectionism and the Excessive Striving that Undermines Flourishing: Implications for Leading the Perfect Life
Gordon L. Flett and Paul L. Hewitt

4. Understanding and Developing Personal Resilience
Jill Flint-Taylor and Alex Davda

PART II FAMILY AND EXTRA-WORK EXPERIENCES AND ACTIVITIES
5. Helping Fathers Flourish in all Parts of their Lives
Alyssa F. Westring, Stewart D. Friedman and Kyle Thompson-Westra

6. Juggling Family and Career: Parents’ Pathways to a Balanced and Happy Life
S. Katherine Nelson and Sonja Lyubomirsky

7. A Multilevel Intervention Model for Promoting Work–family Enrichment During Early Parenting
Angela Martin, Amanda R. Cooklin and Sarah Dawkins

8. Squeezed in the Middle: Balancing Paid Employment, Childcare and Eldercare
Linda Duxbury and Gregory Dole

PART III WORK AND CAREER EXPERIENCES AND ACTIVITIES
9. Managing Workaholism
Shahnaz Aziz and Katie Vitiello

10. Mindfulness Improves Work Engagement, Wellbeing and Performance in a University Setting
Paul W.B. Atkins, Craig Hassed and Vincent J. Fogliati

11. Meaningful Work: Some Key Questions for Research and Practice.
Simon L. Albrecht

12. Protean Career Orientation: A Review of Existing and Emerging Research
Lea Waters, Douglas T. Hall, Lan Wang and Jon P. Briscoe

13. Creating Flourishing Organizations Through Organizational Wellness Programmes
Philip C. Gibbs, Breckon Jones and Wayne Burton

14. Flourishing at Work: Improving Wellbeing and Engagement
Peter M Hart, Peter Cotton and Clare E. Scollay

PART IV LEADERSHIP AND WELLBEING
15. Positive Manager Behavior for Engagement and Wellbeing
Emma Donaldson-Feilder and Rachel Lewis

16. Servant Leadership and Well-being
Alexandra Panaccio, Magda Donia, Sarah Saint-Michel and Robert C. Liden

17. The Leaders’ Guide to Work-related Stress
Kathryn M. Page, Hayden Fricke, Cary L. Cooper and Anthony D. LaMontagne

PART V THE WAY FORWARD-PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
18. Integrating Work and Personal Life
Paula Brough and Michael P. O’Driscoll

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