This title was first published in 2000. Economic competitiveness depends on having the smartest workforce possible. Organizations who want to survive and grow need to be open to new ways of uncovering and developing their people’s abilities. Profiting from Multiple Intelligences in the Workplace turns Howard Gardner’s revolutionary theory of multiple intelligences into user-friendly tools for understanding and assessing success in everyone from CEOs to cleaners. It provides a complete system for: the examination of staff needs matching applicants and job specifications successful interviewing and induction effective supervision focused training and development. The results not only allow the identification of individual skills but also uncover the mosaic of skills needed for multiskilling, multitasking and efficient teamwork. No other book provides a method of translating the theory of multiple intelligences into workplace practice and, unlike other books which centre on only one intelligence (for example emotional intelligence), the inventories presented here work towards a balance between traditional skills, general competencies and social skills.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; To change or not to change? The Gardner revolution; Intelligences which make you successful; Personal profiles; Intelligent hiring; Putting intelligences to work; Multiple intelligences and profiting in the new millennium; Bibliography.
Joyce Martin, a lecturer in social psychology at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney, has been involved in adult education and training for over 20 years. She has produced a wide range of research papers, books for working with diversity and career advisement materials for Zonta International, Sydney, and has worked as a consultant with the NSW Police on the use of action learning.
’The book is unusual, thought provoking and inspiring, and is likely to throw up a lot of questions. It is a must read for any manager.’ Management Review There are seven chapters in this book supported by ample, current bibliographic references. The chapter headings are sequential and logical and aid in making this a very readable book. ... This resource is exceptionally well set out and applicable to just about every setting. It is also a good read! It can be recommended for inclusion in just about every library, and a good many personal collections as well.' Library Link News, January 2004