The Adult Years Mastering the Art of Self-Renewal

Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 1999-07-19
Publisher(s): Jossey-Bass
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The Adult Years is a compelling look at adulthood as an opportunity for continual revitalization, reorientation, and positive change. In this revised edition, Frederic Hudson updates and refines his vision, reflecting the extraordinary challenges we all face in today's fast-paced, ever-changing society. Whether you are eighteen or eighty-eight, this classic best-selling guide will inspire you to unlock the power of personal renewal. Praise for the First Edition "The most compelling book ever written on personal transition and transformation. If you are concerned about your own renewal and the renewal of our planet, you must read this book."--James M. Kouzes, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge, Second Edition

Author Biography

FREDERIC M. HUDSON, Ph.D. is founder of the Hudson Institute, which offers training programs for adult renewal, empowerment, and leadership. For more than 30 years, Hudson has worked with hundreds of corporations and governmental agencies and more than 17,000 individuals, coaching and conducting seminars for adults seeking fulfillment and a clearer direction in life.

Table of Contents

PrefaceAbout the AuthorPrologue
Part One: The Emerging Adult
1. In Over Our Heads
2. Finding Fulfillment in Cyclical LivesTable 1. Linear and Cyclical Views
Part Two: The Renewal Cycle: Life Chapters and Life Transitions
3. An Overview of the Renewal CycleDiagram 1. The Renewal Cycle: Life Chapters and Life TransitionsDiagram 2. Ten Life Skills for Sustaining Purpose and Passion in the Renewal Cycle
4. Life ChaptersDiagram 3. Phase 1_Dreaming, Planning, and PlateauingDiagram 4. Phase 2_Managing the Doldrums
5. Life TransitionsDiagram 5. Phase 3_Cocooning: Coming to Terms with YourselfDiagram 6. Phase 4_Getting Ready for the Next Chapter: A Time for Experimenting
Part Three: The Adult Life Cycle
6. Meaning and Mission Across the Life CycleDiagram 7. The Life CycleDiagram 8. The Adult Life Cycle: Eight Versions of Human PurposeTable 2. Decade Orientations in the Life Cycle
7. The Twenties, Thirties, and Midlife Transition: Breaking Out, Staking Out, and Making It
8. The Forties and Fifties: Taking Stock, Individuating, and Enjoying Life
9. The Sixties, Seventies, Eighties, and Nineties: The Longest and Least-Defined Life Phase
10. Getting from Here to There: Six Principles of Developmental ChangeTable 3. Historical Values
Part Four: Adults and Global Change
11. Valuing the Global Context: The Adult Challenges of the Twenty-First Century
12. The Self-Renewing Adult, the Resilient Society: Ten Qualities of Self-Renewing Persons
13. A New Profession of Adult Mentors and Coaches Notes
Reading ListIndex

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