John D. Krumboltz and Al Levin - Luck is No Accident, 2nd Edition - Little, Brown Book Group

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Luck is No Accident, 2nd Edition

Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career

By John D. Krumboltz and Al Levin

  • Paperback
  • £13.99

Unplanned events - chance occurrences -more often determine life and career choices than all the careful planning we do. A chance meeting, a broken appointment, a spontaneous vacation trip, a 'fill-in' job, a hobby - these are the kinds of experiences that lead to unexpected life directions and career choices.
Newly revised and updated with fresh examples and current issues for today's challenging times, Luck is No Accident actively encourages readers to create their own unplanned events, to anticipate changing their plans frequently, to take advantage of chance events when they happen, and to make the most of what life offers. The book has a friendly, easy style about it, and is packed with personal stories that really bring the ideas into focus.

Biographical Notes

John D. Krumboltz (Author)
John D. Krumboltz, PhD, Professor of Education and Psychology at Stanford University, is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received the prestigious Leona Tyler Award in Counseling Psychology (1990) and the Distinguished Professional Contributions to Knowledge Award (2002) from the American Psychological Association, as well as designation as one of only five "Living Legends in Counseling" by the American Counseling Association (2004).

Al Levin (Author)
Al S. Levin, EdD, Professor of Counselor Education at California State University, Sacramento, was formerly Assistant Director of Stanford University's Career Development Center, MBA Career Management Center, and Lecturer at Stanford's School of Education. Dr. Levin has authored numerous career development publications, led training workshops, and made presentations at professional conferences throughout the United States.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781886230033
  • Publication date: 31 Oct 2016
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Impact Publishers
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