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Flying Without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life

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Joanie B. Connell, Ph.D, a talent management expert, asks the questions that others are too afraid to ask and makes connections others are too bogged down to notice to suggest how parents, educators, and managers can help young people excel in the workplace. Learn how to: produce healthy, independent, and self-reliant employees; prevent stress and burnout among twenty-some ...more
Paperback, 170 pages
Published December 11th 2014 by iUniverse
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John E. Smith
“The cliche’ of the millenials is they want a trophy for just showing up. (And why not? They have received trophies for that in the past.)” …

Apparently Dr. Joanie Connell has been listening in to my kitchen table rants, because the entire first section of Flying Without A Helicopter is a powerful and complete description of a situation about which I have railed often and loudly, although not nearly as eloquently or astutely as her observations, solid research, and clearly communicated perception
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Sabrina Laitinen
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Simply put, this book is AMAZING!!! I won a copy through a GOODREADS giveaway and was thrilled beyond! It is chocked full of pertinent information for young adults entering the workforce, and just as import, a MUST read for parents and employers alike! It outlines effective approaches and give detailed examples to prepare a person entering the workforce, with a slant towards first time employees. It offers in depth scenarios and situations and covers the full gamut! Ms. Connell has spared nothin ...more
Jane
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Flying Without a Helicopter How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life - Joanie B. Connell PhD

“What is a helicopter parent?” This, I asked my friend who stared back at me in disbelief. To think I had raised 3 kids and was on round two with a grandson and I had never heard that term before! For those reading this who are as in the dark as I was just a few years ago, a helicopter parent hovers. Right! They are constantly looking to make sure their child gets attention at least equal to that of
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Meredith Bell
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A must-read for Millennials, their parents and their bosses

In this important book, author Joanie Connell, Ph.D., explains that the generation of millennials has grown up protected and sheltered, entering the workforce:
- with unrealistic expectations about opportunities
- unwilling or unable to accept constructive feedback about their work
- afraid to take risks
- with an expectation or need to be praised daily or even more often
- without the communication skills necessary to work in teams

Dr. Conne
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Paul
Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Technicially it's 4.5 stars, but i'm rounding up to five since Amazon.com doesn't allow half stars. While i'm neither a manager nor a millennial, and I don't have kids, I still found this book insightful regarding myself and how I view coworkers. I particularly enjoyed the varied examples from studies, successful leaders, and personal experiences. The last of these to me, showed how personal this topic is and I definitely look forward to the next book about the society as a whole.
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I got this book from goodreads for an honest review. All im saying is I haven't had the time to really finish it but it was good from what I did read.
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Joanie B. Connell, Ph.D., is a talent management expert and career coach for people across job levels, ages, and industries. She works with companies to attract, develop, and retain top talent and she works with individuals to improve their success and happiness in their careers.

She has advanced degrees in psychology from UC Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Harvard. As a profes
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