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From Master Student to Master Employee 5th Edition

Dave Ellis

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FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE improves students' abilities to develop and apply the most relevant skills and strategies to both the classroom and the workplace. Each chapter integrates health content and shows students how to recognize and bring the skills they learn in the classroom, such as time-management, to the workplace. Through tools such as the Kolb Learning Style Inventory (LSI), journal entries, and hands-on activities, students gain a deeper understanding of themselves and learn to continually apply new skills as lifelong learners. The fifth edition includes new learning tools, new technology information, and a new feature with actions students can take in just one minute to make a positive change in their life.

Dave Ellis,

Dave Ellis is a leadership coach, author, educator, and philanthropist. He is a respected lecturer and electrifying workshop leader who has captivated audiences worldwide since first sharing his principles in 1979. Ellis got started in education in 1976, when he taught junior high school math. After getting a master's degree in mathematics, he taught computer science for six years at National American University, where he became Assistant Dean of Student Services. In 1979, he designed a course to improve student retention and then traveled the country for a decade conducting workshops for teachers on ways to improve student retention and test scores. He began training coaches in 1983 and started a public course for coaches in 1993. He puts into practice the principles he teaches, utilizing his remarkable system in his own life. His friends and colleagues often describe him as the happiest person they know with an amazingly wonderful life. He is president of Breakthrough Enterprises, a publishing and consulting company, as well as founder and president of The Brande Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering assistance to organizations working toward world sufficiency, environmental integrity, human rights, and personal transformation. Ellis has contributed millions of dollars to the work of his foundation and other organizations. You can visit Ellis's website at Ellis resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Trisha. They have four daughters and four grandchildren.

MindTap® is the digital learning solution that powers students from memorization to mastery. It gives you complete control of your course—to provide engaging content, to challenge every individual, and to build their confidence. Empower students to accelerate their progress with MindTap.

  • The Discovery and Intention journal entry system prompts students to explain the whys, whats, and hows of applying the chapter skills to themselves in writing, and offers instructors a more specific and measurable form of journal writing than any other text. Students have an opportunity to reflect on their discoveries while setting a plan for action by writing their intentions.
  • Short, unique motivational articles called Power Processes appear in the beginning of every chapter and emphasize success in terms of life skills and behaviors. The Power Process strategies empower students to achieve success not only in their academics but also their work and their lives. Two new Power Processes, "Persist" (Chapter 2) and "Embrace the new" (Chapter 8), encourage students to be open to new things that may be unfamiliar and to refine their ability to be both patient and persistent.
  • "Do you have a minute?" boxes throughout the book help students to put the skills they are learning into practice right away -- in one minute or less. By taking this proactive approach, students will be able to make the most of the core skills of FROM MASTER STUDENT TO MASTER EMPLOYEE.
  • Master Student Profiles in every chapter are brief articles about a real person who encompasses the qualities of successful students and employees, including S.L. Young (a business owner and author of 13 books), Matias Manzano (a teacher in Florida), and Lalita Booth (a once-homeless student who was accepted to Harvard University Business School).
  • Each chapter opens with a Master Student MAP (Metacognitive Application Process) that guides students in monitoring thinking and learning. A reasoning model based on the Learning Style Inventory, the map helps students understand why the chapter matters, what is included in the chapter, how they can use the chapter, and what to think about as they read ("What if . . . "). By utilizing the strengths of each learning style, students can implement the monitoring aspect of metacognition so they are aware of their own learning.
  • The Discovery Wheel is an activity that makes students think about the kind of person they are and the kind of person that they want to become. Assigned at the outset of the course, this exercise helps students assess their strengths and weaknesses in areas that apply to each chapter of the text. At the end of the course, students will be able to measure their progress by retaking the Discovery Wheel. This popular exercise is available for students to complete in the textbook or online.
  • The Kolb Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) helps students discover their preferred learning style. While every individual is capable of employing all four modes in the LSI, most people have a preferred way of learning. Students can use their preferred style to find new options for achieving goals, solving problems, listening more fully, speaking more persuasively, and resolving interpersonal conflicts.

From Master Student to Master Employee


Introduction: From Master Student to Master Employee.
1. First Steps.
2. Character.
3. Time.
4. Memory.
5. Reading.
6. Notes.
7. Tests.
8. Creative and Critical Thinking.
9. Communicating and Collaborating.
10. Career and Money Management.

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