Walter’s Career Guide: Why Getting a Job is Not Enough (Series Training and Consulting, Vol. 1) presents a fresh approach to brainsmart effective learning and career design, for young audiences.
The book doesn’t offer quick fixes for developing your career. It presents an approach to raise the awareness level of the whole of the person. The author contends that true selfhelp must encourage the reader to be critical in the first place, and develop their self-thinking abilities, which is one quality of several when designing a first-hand life and becoming truly responsible for your destiny.
To be critical means to question tradition and authority, in the first place and to rely on your god-given gifts and talents. We are all unique individuals, with each of us coming into the career arena with a treasure box of personal talents and skills. While our educational systems do not encourage our individuation, nor acknowledge our individuality, we need as creative people swim against the stream and develop ourselves not because, but despite we received a ‘good education.’
The main focus of the guide is upon developing and using creativity as a primary tool for personal growth and expansion, and further, the creative expansion of the whole self.
The author's approach is holistic and spiritual in the sense that it considers the human being as a functional and organic unit embedded in a contextual and systemic environment, which is primarily self-organizing and driven by an inner program. We are directing our destinies through the inner programs we are writing, while most people do this unconsciously. From the moment we begin to take charge of our lives and begin living a first-hand life, we begin to consciously direct our destiny. We do this first of all by reprogramming ourselves.
There are few selfhelp guides that are deliberately holistic in their approach, that offer an encyclopedic approach to knowledge, which encompasses non-mainstream knowledge, that are beyond giving quick fixes and that are academic in the sense to be based on almost three decades of academic research. This book gives you the key to begin leading a first-hand life, a life of your own creation!
The book comes with a complete contextual bibliography.
Walter’s Leadership Guide: Why Good Leadership Starts with Self-Leadership (Series Training and Consulting, Vol. 2) presents a novel approach to understanding and training the new servant leadership approach for top and middle management audiences. This guide to servant leadership addresses college students who are looking for a way to prepare for their upcoming exposure to the corporate environment. Many of the ideas the author comes up with in this guide are non-standard, and the result of his own creative thinking.
The author's approach is original in the sense that he has enriched and transformed the traditional leadership paradigm through basic elements of timeless wisdom, taken from Zen and the I Ching, thereby expanding the paradigm beyond the borders of the strictly Western corporate culture, adapting it for international, and particularly, Asian audiences.
This book doesn’t offer quick fixes for developing leadership skills. It presents an approach to raise the awareness level of the whole of the person. The author contends that leaders must develop not only values like integrity and accountability, but must also expand their critical thinking ability, which is one quality of several for becoming accountable as a leader in the corporate or political world.
To be critical means to question tradition and authority, in the first place; it means to look for realizing our personal style and cognitive preferences and to activate our heart, which according to newest HeartMath® research is essentially contributing to the sharpness of our cognitive apparatus, and thus a factor for right decision-making.
The main focus of the guide is upon developing the broad-mindedness and the human qualities that make a servant leader being followed not because of obedience, but because of the willingness to share with him a personal growth experience that ultimately will be to the benefit of the organization as a whole.
As uncanny as it sounds, but 2600 years ago, the Taoist sage Lao-tzu has described precisely the qualities of the servant leader in the Tao Te Ching with the laconic dictum that when the task is accomplished, and the leader had the right qualities in place, the people will say ‘We have done it all by ourselves.’ That such a form of leading is not child play, but requires self-discipline and years of practice, everybody will know who is familiar with the requirements of leading organizations in our time of global challenges.
The guide comes with a complete contextual bibliography.
Walter’s Inner Child Coaching: A Guide For Your Inner Journey (Series Training and Consulting, Vol, 3), 2015 is a systematic road map for the whole of the procedure of Inner Child Recovery, Healing and Artwork. It is a selfhelp guide and provides many examples and sample dialogues.
The content has been structured so as to provide some meat for all tastes. Each of the main chapters is different in style and addresses issues that speak to a different inner self.
Exclusiveness in fostering only the Inner Child is unwise and not recommended since the other main actors of our inner stage, your Inner Parent and your Inner Adult which compose your inner team, are always present and active; thus, they have to be involved if an effective outcome of voice dialogue is to be achieved.
Only once a flexible and dynamic equilibrium within this inner team is achieved, the person can be said to play out her full potential of personal power, creativeness and inner strength.
That means this inner process is a truly religious quest; this, however, does not imply that it is for that reason a strictly serious affair. In the contrary, working with the Inner Child is highly amusing at times, and that punch of humor and wit is one of the most rewarding aspects of Inner Child work, for it is one of the most typical character traits of the recovered and healed Inner Child.
The guide comes with an Inner Child Glossary and a complete contextual Bibliography.