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The Adult Years: Mastering The Art Of Self Renewal (Jossey Bass Social And Behavioral Science Series)

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The most compelling book ever written on personal transition and transformation.
--James M. Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge Designed for adults who wish to establish a life course, manage changes, and engage in lifelong learning, The Adult Years is an important guide for self-renewal and reorientation. Frederic Hudson's study is a fresh and thoughful approach
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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published September 15th 1991 by Jossey-Bass
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Siobhan Markwell
May 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Maybe I was overtired while reading this book but I found it a bit repetitive, too American, slightly dated and almost "corporate does non-corporate" sounding. It's well-written, and parts are very interesting, but only small parts. It was on a list of reading from some extended CPD I did. All the other recommendations were much better for my money. I think Brene Brown has a similar slant, without the focus on the ageing process, but with a much more up-to-date feel.
Tiffany
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great resource for those in the coaching field, this book has so many great lessons. One of my favorite parts begins on page 216:
Frederic Hudson writes: "Longevity means to be as well and active as you can, for as long as you can. To stay engaged with life, to take responsibility for designing the future you want, to stay vitally connected to friends and loved ones and to the society at large. Some of the key ideas: The sooner you commit to living to one hundred, the sooner you commit to
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Deb Rudnick
meh. This book could have done with being about 1/3 its current length, if it was more organized and less redundant. I just didn't get much out of it, other than the idea that life is cyclical and so are we. Its great to be the analyst sitting behind the couch where you can proffer your third-party rendition of the psychological stages that people go through; far harder to be in it, and recognize what is actually happening. I just didn't find this book engaging or all that useful to helping me ...more
Jeff Lampson
An excellent introduction to Hudson's cycle of renewal and the stages of adult development. Highly recommneded for coaching and learning professionals.
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