Medicine for The Mind: Healing Words to Help You Soar

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Now in it's third printing, Medicine for the Mind is a moving compilation of inspirational and motivational words designed to open the readers' mind to the infinite possibilities we all face. This collection of simple and compelling stories, poems and quotes will soothe the spirit and re-ignite the passion needed to realize the dreams and the true potential we all seek to find.

This book is intended for any course in Psychology, Business, or Communications.

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Dr. Christopher P. Neck is currently an associate professor of management at Arizona State University, where he held the title University Master Teacher. From 1994 to 2009, he was part of the Pamplin College of Business faculty at Virginia Tech. He received his PhD in management from Arizona State University and his MBA from Louisiana State University. Dr. Neck is author of the books Beyond Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself and Others to Personal Excellence (forthcoming, SAGE); Fit To Lead: The Proven Eight-Week Solution for Shaping Up Your Body, Your Mind, and Your Career (St. Martin s 2004; Carpenter s Sons Publishing 2012); Mastering Self-Leadership: Empowering Yourself for Personal Excellence, sixth edition (Pearson 2013); The Wisdom of Solomon at Work (Berrett-Koehler 2001); For Team Members Only: Making Your Workplace Team Productive and Hassle-Free (Amacom Books 1997); and Medicine for the Mind: Healing Words to Help You Soar, fourth edition (Wiley 2012). Dr. Neck is also the coauthor of the principles of management textbook, Management: A Balanced Approach to the 21st Century (Wiley 2013); and the upcoming introduction to entrepreneurship textbook, Entrepreneurship (SAGE forthcoming).Dr. Neck s research specialties include employee/executive fitness, self-leadership, leadership, group decision-making processes, and self-managing teams. He has more than 100 publications in the form of books, chapters, and articles in various journals. Some of the outlets in which his work has appeared include Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Academy of Management Executive, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Executive Excellence, Human Relations, Human Resource Development Quarterly, Journal of Leadership Studies, Educational Leadership, and Commercial Law Journal.Because of Dr. Neck s expertise in management, he has been cited in numerous national publications, including the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Houston Chronicle, and the Chicago Tribune. Additionally, each semester Dr. Neck teaches an introductory management course to a single class of anywhere from 500 to 1,000 students.Dr. Neck was the recipient of the 2007 Business Week Favorite Professor Award. He is featured on www.businessweek.com as one of the approximately 20 professors from across the world receiving this award.Dr. Neck currently teaches a mega-section of management principles to approximately 500 students at Arizona State University. He recently received the Order of Omega Outstanding Teaching Award for 2012. This award is awarded to one professor at Arizona State by the Alpha Lambda chapter of this leadership fraternity. His class sizes at Virginia Tech filled rooms with up to 1,000 students. He received numerous teaching awards during his tenure at Virginia Tech, including the 2002 Wine Award for Teaching Excellence. Also, Dr. Neck was the 10-time winner (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009) of the Students Choice Teacher of The Year Award (voted by the students for the best teacher of the year within the entire university).Some of the organizations that have participated in Dr. Neck s management development training include GE/Toshiba, Busch Gardens, Clark Construction, the US Army, Crestar, American Family Insurance, Sales and Marketing Executives International, American Airlines, American Electric Power, W. L. Gore & Associates, Dillard s Department Stores, and Prudential Life Insurance. Dr. Neck is also an avid runner. He has completed 12 marathons, including the Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon, and the San Diego Marathon. In fact, his personal record for a single long distance run is a 40-mile run.

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