Every Other Thursday

Every Other Thursday This Book Tells The Story Of A Professional Problem Solving Group That For Than 25 Years Has Empowered Its Members By Providing Practical And Emotional Support The Objective Of Group, As Ellen Daniell And Six Other Members Call Their Bimonthly Gatherings, Is Cooperation In A Competitive World And The Objective Of Every Other Thursday Is To Encourage Those Who Feel Isolated Or Stressed In A Work Or Academic Setting To Consider The Benefits Of Such A Group A Group In Which Everyone Is On Your Side.Each Of The High Achieving Individuals In Group Including Members Of The National Academy Of Sciences, A Senior Scientist At A Prestigious Research Institute, And University Professors And Administrators Has Found The Support Of The Others To Be An Essential Part Of Her Own Success Daniell Provides Detailed Examples Of How Members Help One Another Navigate Career Setbacks Or Other Difficulties She Shows That Group Support, Discussion, And Application Of Common Experience Bring To Light Practical Solutions And Broader Perspectives In An Inspirational Conclusion, The Author Offers Advice And Practical Guidelines For Those Who Would Like To Establish A Group Of Their Own. As someone who is just embarking on their career in acedemia, I found the personal struggles these woman have overcome both terrifying and comforting Reading a first hand account of how someone went through the process of not making tenure made the possibility a reality However, it also made clear that life goes on, not without some bouts with bitterness and self doubt, but it goes on It also demonstrates strategies to deal with issues common to scientists such as rejection, even if it occur As someone who is just embarking on their career in acedemia, I found the personal struggles these woman have overcome both terrifying and comforting Reading a first hand account of how someone went through the process of not making tenure made the possibility a reality However, it also made clear that life goes on, not without some bouts with bitt
I read this book for a book club meeting at AAUW where the topic of the books we read needed to deal with women s issues It was particularly insightful to read this book at this point in my academic career I m about a year away from hopefully achieving tenure Reading about a group of university employees who come together to work on various issues they face in academia reminded me that I am not alone in this endeavor and that there are many other people who are in my same situation I liked
The first and last chapters are stories about a group of scientists in the Bay Area who form a support group These are very good, and there are a lot of interesting tidbits about some UCSF faculty Also the idea of forming such a group is great But the middle portion, which is a self help dissection of how to run such and gro
This book is rambly and contains a lot of 60s 70s psychobabble, but if you can get past that, the idea is wonderful and some of the stories are very thought provoking and revealing If you re interested in starting your own group, the last section of the book is probably the best place to start and really the only part you need to read I was enthralled by the chapter about the author s experience being denied tenure, and how Group helped her shape her career afterwards, but most of the storie This book is rambly and contains a lot of 60s 70s psychobabble, but if you can get past that, the idea is wonderful and some of the stories are very though
This book is about a support group, mostly of scientists, who used concepts from Radical Psychiatry to address difficulties at work Parts of the book that describe the approach and go into depth are useful Most
Rec d on AstroBetter A MUST READ FOR ALL FEMALE SCIENTISTS Good advices for postdocs and junior faculty members. Clearly written I wish it hadanecdotes about the women in the group rather than strategies, but it is still changing how I think about my own work dynamic. Too much focus on The Group, not enough on what others could gain from reading it Interesting concept though.

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  • Hardcover
  • 296 pages
  • Every Other Thursday
  • Ellen Daniell
  • English
  • 20 February 2017
  • 0300113234