Original Title: "Hayatın Hakkını Vermek" Sağlıklı, Uzun ve Mutlu Yaşamak"
First Edition: 2020
Edition Language: Turkish
Doğan Kitap Yayınları 344 Pages
Publication Date: 12/2020
"Living Life to the Fullest
Having a Healthy, Long and Happy Life"
Regardless of our age, we all try to fulfil our lives and ourselves. It is because a life in the search of meaning is always under construction.
Life slips by.
We want to live longer but not grow older.
We think the longer we live, the happier we will be.
We never want to feel sad.
We live life to enjoy it and we think we will be happy if we enjoy it.
We set goals, take steps.
We listen to the experts’ opinions, do what is told to us, but still we are confused.
We want lives worth living, but we precisely don't know how.
Well, how much do our actions match with the findings of long-term scientific research?
This book aims to accompany the readers and give them the opportunity to evaluate their lives. Acar Baltaş questions common beliefs in the light of scientific knowledge, comprehensively discusses the rights and wrongs of long living and the principles leading oneself to happiness.
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Original Title: Bir Yolculuk Olarak Liderlik
The race to reach the South Pole between the British Robert F. Scott and the Norwegian Roald Amundsen in 1911 is a rare opportunity to compare “good leadership” with “bad leadership”.
The return of Sir Ernest Shackleton, yet another South Pole discoverer, back to Britain with his entire crew two years after losing his ship that got stuck in the ice, is another story that remains as a source of inspiration for the contemporary leaders.
The discovery journeys made to the South Pole were much like the ventures to discover new continents in the middle ages, to set foot on the moon in the 1960s and the current attempts to travel to Mars and Venus today. Understanding the aspirations of the people who dare undertake these extremely dangerous journeys and to form bridges between the problems they faced and today’s leaders will cause heightened awareness in the reader on the understanding of leadership and management.
Original Title: Türk Kültüründe Yönetmek, Managing in Turkish Culture
Remzi Kitapevi Publications 240 Pages
Publication date: 02/2013
First Edition: 2010
Edition Language: English, Turkish
"Managing in Turkish Culture" written by Prof. Dr. Acar Baltaş, has been made available for the readers by the publisher Remzi Kitabevi.
This book is a look at the business life with the eyes of a psychologist.
Western languages do not have the equivalents of words that wrap up unclear concepts of bondage, loyalty or obligation in approaching relationships as in our language because the cultural resources of these languages lack these concepts. In contrast, the equivalents of concepts of “vision”, mission, strategy and planning are not found in our language. Accoding to our tradition “the caravan sets out and its steam comes from behind”.
Language psychology which reflect the thinking style of a culture demonstrates the reasons for the formation and not formation of these types of concepts and their traces in the present life. This book, as does language psychology, searches how the Turkish business world is affected by its own cultural values and aims at showing the leader interested in these values how to be successful at home and abroad.
Original Title: Kurum İçi Koçluk
“In-house Coaching” written by Prof. Dr. Zuhal Baltaş has been presented to the readers by the publishers Remzi Kitabevi.
Following the effective participation of the generation Y with significantly altered business habits into business life, the importance of coaching has increased by many folds. In-house coaching written by Prof. Dr. Zuhal Baltaş gives the reader clues about creating work satisfaction and increasing productivity.
Coaching in the institution is a learning and development project yielding fast results in creating work satisfaction and increasing productivity by helping those employees, identified with scientifically based evaluations, gain the intellectual acquisitions of the institution.
Through this work the institution provides the managers, whose coaching skills are helped to develop, the opportunity for
Original Title: Akılsız Duyguların Cezasını Kararlar Çeker
Remzi Kitabevi Yayınları 256 Pages
Publication Date: 10/2015
Decisions Suffer The Punishment Of Foolish Decisions
Why do intelligent people make wrong decisions? A thin line separates the “good” and the “bad” decisions of humans. This book focuses on a thin line that has great significance in life. The decisions that we believe to result from our conscious and free will are mostly directed by external factors we are not aware of. This book searches the neuroscientific basis of the decisions made in life and qualifies as a valuable guide book for becoming aware of our irrational yet consistent behaviours and ‘“deciding without making a mistake” as against “thinking without thinking”.
What was said about the book
Acar Baltaş discusses the issue of decision making from multiple angles. With his fluent style, he presents to the reader a blend of the latest developments on the subject in different branches of science with his own experiences and observations. This is a work to be kept next to a manager’s reference books after reading it with pleasure.
Dr. CEM KOZLU, Director, author and consultant for the Coca Cola Company.
Acar Baltaş has explained very well how erroneous it is to try to make a decison without a mistake. Read the book and make peace with yourself. There cannot be unmistaken feelings or decisions without a mistake.
EGE CANSEN, Economist, economy analyst of the Sözcü newspaper.
Do we, the people, have a free will or not? Are we beings with long predetermined fortunes? Acar Baltaş answers these questions from a current and very important point that touches life. Are “we” and our brain separate beings? So well written to be read in a single breath, this improtant book puts the discussions of many centuries before us.
İSMET BERKAN, Hürriyet Newspaper columnist
In this book of his, Acar Baltaş shares with his usual open and effective style the answers he has found in the light of brain and behavioural sciences to the basic questions about our decisions.
Prof. Dr. YANKI YAZGAN, Marmara Üniversity Faculty of Medicine, Yale Child Study Center lecturer
Original Title: Hayalini Yorganına Göre Uzat
Remzi Kitapevi Publications 144 Pages
Publication date: 12/2007
Stretch Your Imagination Up To Your Limit
According to the understanding of the latest years, the secret of success is only in wanting. Doubtless, the “successful” emerge from among the those who “want”, yet not all those who want reach success. Besides wanting, individuals have to be aware of their realities and follow them for a successful and happy life. This book provides different and striking approaches not included in the generalised understanding in business and personal lives.
Original Title: İnsana ve İşe Değer Katan Yeni İK
The New Hr: Adding Value To Humans And To Work
This book by Prof. Dr. Acar Baltaş, who is well acquainted with the path stretching from Personnel Management to Human Resources (HR) Management, stands as a guide book in the subject of human resources. It is written with the belief that a radical change was needed in the views of human resourcing on business life.
In his evaluations, Prof. Dr. Acar Baltaş argues that the business world experiencing a stormy process of fast change in the passage from the industrial stage with the dominance of value added by labour to that of information processing has forced HR workers and managers into a struggle they have not been used to. He states that HR, by going beyond being a supportive unit serving the internal client and improving the internal processes of the institution, has to understand the competition the institution is in, produce solutions suiting the client opinion and to create all of this within the logic of trading.
This book, which will impart the business sector a different perspective, aims to alter the passive role of HR from that of adaptation to the changing world to an effective contemporary role in triggering change and realising conversion.
Original Title: Duygusal Zeka
First Edition: 2006
Edition Language: Turkish
Remzi Kitabevi Publications 72 Pages
Publication Date: 03/2006
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, the illumination of the human world that is reflected onto human business, is the talent for recognising, understanding and effective use of emotions that enables one to cope with the self and the others. Recently done studies have shown that emotional intelligence is as effective as the cognitive intelligence in all aspects of life.
Mental power cannot be productive without the maturity reflected to life by emotional intelligence. The meaning and tolerability of life is hidden within the synergy born from the effective use of the mind and the emotions. In this book you will recognise your
Original Title: İşinin Lideri Olmak
“Being The Leader of One’s Business”, the second book of the “At A Single Breath” (typical in Turkish for “at a single attempt”) written by Prof. Dr. Acar Baltaş and İdil Sevil has been made avialable by the publishers Remzi Kitabevi.
Efforts to be acceptible in a community requires displaying behaviours such as communicating, collaboration and being supportive.
In every community, individuals come into prominence and reach the forefront by playing their roles well. Those who do their business well, produce effective solutions to problems, manage and affect well others in their environment gain a front position by the “going to the front line” behaviour. Those who succeed in “getting along well” and “getting to the front” rise to the leardership position.
“Being The Leader of One’s Business” offers open and lasting information on the rules enabling “getting along well” and “getting to the front” by presenting examples from business life.
Original Title: Satışta İletişim ve Bedenin Dili
Communication And Body Language In Sales
Current approaches to sales cannot be conceived as just selling the stocked product to the customer. A successful sale relies on concomitantly establishing a strong, lasting and good quality relationship with the customer. A great proportion of sales negotiations fail when the sales representative does not consider forming relationship with the potential customer. There is a strong corelation between sales and the “level of maturity” of this seller-customer realtionship. Hence, a good sales representative should also be a good “relationship manager”.
This book, written to assist the reader to obtain the desired results in sales, includes the following:
Original Title: Yeni Yöneticinin El Kitabı
The Handbook Of The New Manager
It is not possible to know where the next problem will emerge from when working with hard to manage subordinates and superiors with unrealistic expectations. The success of new managers in such a position relies on the success of their subordinates.
The Handbook of the New Manager includes the ways and methods to be successful by inspiring, exciting and activating those working for the new manager which ensure gaining the trust and respect of both the subordinates and the superiors.
Original Title: Değişimde Değer Yaratmak
Creating Value With Change
In the book on "Creating Value With Change” gives the reader basic information and keys on
It has thus been aimed to cope with and to facilitate the process of change and to maintain the institutional productivity at the highest level. While merging the information and accumulated experience in coping with the realities currently experienced in change, the book also confers the reader a new perspective for controlling personal and business life and the ability to plan the future.
Original Title: Rekabette Fark Yaratan Ekip Çalışması
Team Work Creating A Difference In Competition
Accord in the team is perceived by many as good relationships and the absence of problems within the team. In such an environment aiming at not having any problems in human relationships, nobody forces another, priorities of business are not given the required attention. The price of such an “accord” is paid by the institution. Successful teamwork is achieved by changing this attitutde. The aims of team leaders should be to catch the synergy by turning conflicts to understanding, to obtain their demands without force and being forced, to focus on the corporate values and not on their egos.
Original Title: Değer Katan Ekip Çalışması
Value Adding Teamwork
Individuals with the right characteristics and experience in teamwork can come together for a defined aim and produce novel ideas and products. What ensures the intra-team synergy are these differences in personal assets, because “none of us can think as well as all of us”.
Original Title: Akılda ve Yürekte İz Bırakan Sunuş
Presentations Making Impressions In The Mind And Heart
Presentations Making Impressions in the Mind and Heart includes technical information and the methods for effective use of this information since technical knowledge serves the objecives only when joined by effective usage skills.
Original Title: Verimli İş Hayatının Sırrı:Stres
The Secret Of Productive Business Life: Stress
If knowledge, skills and competence as the means are below the level of the expected business success, or if the individual feels incapacitated for coping with the strains involved, it be can be said that the conditions leading to stress are ready. If a large difference is perceived between what we do and what we want to do or who we are and who we want to be, stress appears. However, it is up to the individual to use burdensome stress as a power source for becoming more successful and productive.
Original Title: Krizde Fırsatları Görmek
Seeing Opportunities In Crisis
The aims of the book “Seeing Opportunities in Crises” are to help the management determine new institutional targets, to introduce the employees the behavioral factors necessary to achieve these targets and thereby to facilitate for the management the way to cope with crises.
In this book, it has been intended to present information and experiences in relation to management in crisis overlapping with the realities of the crisis environment, in order to impart a new perspective to managers to be able to control their businesses and lives, plan their futures and produce a selection of solutions within the context of these plans.
Original Title: Yeni Binyılda İş Başarısının 12 Anahtarı
The 12 Keys Of Business Success İn The New Millenium
As competition increases in the business world, the pressure on the employees is also increasing. Workers have to spend longer hours in the workplace and have to spend the total of their energies to be productive. Novel solutions are needed in such a world where we cannot be successful by repeating what we have been doing; and, what’s more, nobody has the solutions to these problems. However, this small book is there to help being successful in the new millenium by including 12 fundemental rules.
Original Title: Ekip Çalışması ve Liderlik
Team Work And Leadership
Leadership in all stages of life has gained importance. The concept of management, previously referred to as directorship, is not able to meet the complicated needs of the current world. The information in the weekend issue of a major newspaper is in excess of the information to be encountered in the life of an individual in the 17th century. It is difficult to “manage” much in the present world. We can only provide leadership, which is to affect and to change the outcome. Nothing more, nothing less.
While, on the other hand, the reality for the industrial community is “produce, stock and sell”, it is “sell, produce and deliver” for the informed community, such that it is difficult to solve the problems faced by the informed community with the mental maps of the industrial community. Hence, a business leader should
The contemporary leader has to think with the mental maps of today to give value to past experiences.
Original Title: Bedenin Dili
In face to face communication
If it is desired to collaborate more easily with others, to ensure being liked more by highly regarded persons and to understand those in one’s environment with their true feelings and thoughts, this book will teach better understanding and interpretation of body language and provide important clues for increasing the effectiveness of what is said and done and also what is hidden in the body language of others.
Original Title: Üstün Başarı
This book offers the keys for the ways of being successful by reaching the core of learning, one’s own working behaviours, special tests for estimating examination anxiety and the level of stress, fast reading and assimilating information, special methods for preventing forgetting and developing the memory, the scientific basis of learning and to reach SUPERIOR SUCCESS.
Original Title:Stres ve Başaçıkma Yolları
Stress and Coping Ways
If one cannot form close emotional relationships, take pleasure of living, be productive and successful in business, stress is the probable underlying reason. One should not expect to become ill when having complaints which cannot be diagnosed as a real disease. The reader will find in this book ways of coping with stress, being successful under stress and of protecting one’s health.
Original Title: Anababa El Kitabı
The Parent Handbook
In this book the parents are given the keys of the approach to enable their children on
Original Title: Sağlık Psikolojisi
Health Psychology, Behavioral Sciences In Public Health
Contributing to the community and human values by feeling contentment with one’s own life adds to the worth of human existence. The fundamental condition for this is being healthy. There is need for a point of view encompassing all variables that affect health in order to recognise health problems and find and produce the appropriate solutions and treatment ways on an individual basis. One of these variables is health psychology.
Health psychology, using the principles of psychology to change the thoughts, attitudes and behaviours of humans on health and disease, assumes an important mission to form the foundation of all protective and developmental studies principally in the health sector and also in every area centered on human resources.
“Health Psychology”, written by Prof. Dr. Zuhal Baltaş, has reached its 5th edition. It comprises health behaviour parallel to the subject of stress, health belief models, standardisation of psychological tests, life styles, communications on health and health psychology at work. It is the first output in the subject of health psychology and the bridges it forms with medical science.
Original Title:Bir Solukta Ekip Yönetimi
Team Management At A Single Breath
Business leaders are individuals who together with their teams reach and maintain successful outcomes in competition. Success of leaders depend on the high performance of their staff. Leaders must realise the strong reflection of the energy and creativity of their teams on the work environment and to form a synergy with the energy and creativity of the others. Team Management ‘At A Single Breath’ (typical in Turkish for ‘at a single attempt’) clearly explains the rules of successful team leadership by giving examples from the business world and gives applicable and lasting information.
Original Title: Güçlü Şirketleri Yaratan İş Liderleri
Business Leaders Who Create Powerful Companies
It is the employees who carry a company towards success. The success of the employees is correlated with the company culture. This is a ‘seed and soil’ type of relationship. Obtaining a good product is possible by planting the good quality seed in fertile and suitable soil and taking good care of it. This book demonstrates this relationship in a simple style.
Remzi Kitabevi Publications 256 Pages
Publications Date: 1990
The Parent School
The subjects stressed in this book include:
Remzi Kitabevi Publications 139 Pages
Publication Date: 1993
In this book, the reader will find
Cerrahpaşa Medical Falulty Publications, Soft Cover, 824 Pages
Publication Date: 2008
Public Health Handbook
Public health studies are described as the academic studies pursued at the communal, organisational and individual level to prevent disease, prolong life span and promote health.
“Public Health Handbook”, written in the fourtieth year of founding of Istanbul University Cerrahpaşa Medical Faculty with the original approaches of academic staff from different disciplines with the aim to transfer the mission of public health to the physicians of the future.
Editors: Prof. Dr. Haydar Sur, Uzm. Dr. Tunçay Palteki
Publishers: Nobel Tıp Kitabevi
Publicaiton Date: 02/2013
Cilt/Sayfa Sayısı: 1 adet ciltsiz normal kapaklı / 1125 sayfa
“Hospital Management” has been written with the aim of establishing the principles of the contemporary methods of hospital management. This book, prepared on the principle that the process of management in the health sector relies on a multidirectional knowledge and skills, qualifies as a guide book for the education of healthcare personnel and to be consulted for the development of the healthcare professionals who aleady have a position in the field.
Prof. Dr. Zuhal Baltaş and Prof. Dr. Acar Baltaş are among the authors of this book. Dr. Zuhal Baltaş has contributed the sections on “Coaching and Mentoring in Healthcare Services”, “Satisfaction Studies”; and Dr. Acar Baltaş has written the sections on “Personality and Life Span”, “Management and Leadership in Healthcare Services” and “Managing Health Institutions with Values”.