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Author Provitera, Michael J
Title Mastering self-motivation [electronic resource] : bringing together the academic and popular literature / Michael J. Provitera
Imprint [New York, N.Y.] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Business Expert Press, 2012
book jacket
Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 electronic text (150 p.) : digital file
Series Human resource management and organizational behavior collection, 1946-5645
2012 digital library
Human resource management and organizational behavior collection. 1946-5645
Note Part of: 2012 digital library
Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I. Introduction to motivation -- 1. Developing a motivational mind-set -- Part II. Perspectives on motivation -- 2. Motivation and you! -- Part III. Personal and professional needs -- 3. Managing your needs -- Part IV. Managing your expectations -- 4. Motivating and leading yourself -- Part V. Contemporary motivational perspectives -- 5. Recognizing your strengths -- 6. Standing on the shoulders of giants -- 7. A look at positive psychology -- Part VI. Motivation and self-leadership -- 8. Make the change now! -- 9. Reinventing yourself -- About the author -- Notes -- References -- Index
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The surge of motivational titles flooding bookstore shelves amid the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression is evidence of our society's growing obsession with self-improvement. Recently two areas of growing interest among academics have been positive organizational behavior and psychological capital. While books on these subjects have led to a new understanding of motivation, they have limited their focus to two ends of a continuum. On one side a plethora of empirical data support the academic literature, while at the other extreme is a tidal wave of self-help books, almost all of which lack academic rigor. The popular volumes ignore rich veins of research, while the academic books pay scant attention to bestseller lists. Both markets seem content with what they get. Scholars read their colleagues' books, while self-help gurus rehash the same old themes and programs. This book gives equal time to both sides. It heeds to the extensive research and careful conclusions of academicians, and then crosses into the realm of self-help and mass-market literature
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Link Print version: 9781606495087
Subject Employee motivation
Self-actualization (Psychology)
business ownership
human resource management
motivation workbook
organizational behavior
positive organizational behavior
psychological capital
small business management
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