This invaluable source book offers guidance, support and advice for those contemplating or involved in academic careers. The contributions provide rich, personal, sometimes poignant and often humorous accounts of shared and unique experiences of those in the world of academia.

Confronting the Tensions in an Academic Career

Confronting the Tensions in an Academic Career

Confronting the tensions in an academic career
Robert E.Quinn
Regina M.O'Neill

Once there was a panel of significant people who were asked to address the topic of success in professional life. They had much wisdom to impart and the session went very well. Toward the end, a young member of the audience raised his hand and asked about the integration of professional and personal life. There was a hesitation, and then members of the panel shared some useful advice on the topic. Afterward, one of the members of the panel was talking to a close colleague. The panel member indicated that the last question had been very sobering, and when his colleague asked why, he replied, “I looked down the table ...

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