Dr. Provitera is a Doctor of Business Administration, an Expert in Motivation and Organizational Behavior
The Mastering Self-Motivation book nicely markets itself to a targeted audience of aspiring, predominantly young, professionals who aspire to a personally fulfilling career. This concise book is contemporary and relevant as a popular self-help/motivational book. Dr. Provitera brings a wealth of research and experience to bear on the subject of motivation. The field of "positive thinking" à la Dale Carnegie is rife with clichés and Dr. Provitera avoids them. The Mastering Self-Motivation Complimentary Workbook provides a roadmap for success that further engages the reader to reach personal excellence. Readers will feel energized, motivated, and inspired!
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Motivation and You!
Chapter 2: Managing Your Needs
Chapter 3: Motivating and Leading Yourself
Chapter 4: Recognizing Your Strengths
Chapter 5: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
Chapter 6: Butterflies Are Free: A Look at Positive Psychology
Chapter 7: Make the Change Now!
Chapter 8: Reinventing Yourself
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. 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 supports the academic literature; 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 pays heed to the extensive research and careful conclusions of academicians, then crosses into the realm of self-help and mass-market literature.
The book’s eight chapters blend topics that I have studied and taught over two decades in the classroom and practiced in motivational-leadership consulting. Each chapter invites readers to learn theoretical concepts and encourages them to apply this knowledge to their day-to-day lives. My goal is to show readers how to master self-motivation. The book thus seeks to mediate market-driven dreams and scholarly research.
About The Author
Dr. Provitera teaches management at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In addition to Dr. Provitera’s academic credentials, he has fifteen years of Wall Street corporate experience at various investment banks. In his last position at Mizuho Financial Group, he was an Assistant Vice President of Fixed Income Operations where he managed fourteen people.
Although this is Dr. Provitera's first book, he is not new to scholarly writing. He has authored and coauthored a number of presentations and papers in a variety of national (i.e., Montreal Canada, Texas, California, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Hawaii, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Washington DC) forums and outlets, as well as publications in the Academic Exchange Quarterly, the Academy of Management Executive, the Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems, the Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, the Journal of Business and Economic Research, the Journal of College Teaching and Learning, the Journal of Management Education, the Management Case Study Journal, and the Marketing Management Journal. Moreover and to his credit, he has complemented these presentations and papers with extensive professional development activities and service, including serving as an editorial board member and peer reviewer, conference session chair, textbook reviewer, and article referee for the Academy of Management, the International Journal of Management, and the Southwest Academy of Management
Dr. Provitera is very active at the Academy of Management annual meetings. He has presented various research, facilitated and co-chaired doctoral professional development workshops, and created and attended several professional development workshops. He is also a certified leadership trainer for Situational Leadership® from the Center for Leadership Studies, Escondido, California. He was trained by Dr. Paul Hersey, who is a Behavioralist and well-known management trainer.
Dr. Provitera volunteers his time to the Kids and the Power of Work Program at elementary schools in Miami, Florida. In this capacity, he teaches business skills to fourth graders.
Dr. Provitera serves as a Subject Specialist for the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) as site evaluator, graduate and undergraduate course evaluator, and overall program evaluation. The DETC is a global leader in distance learning accreditation.
Dr. Provitera is the president of his company called Motivational Leadership Training, located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida USA. In this capacity, Dr. Provitera consults with both large and small organizations, individual executives, as well as educational and governmental institutions.
In 2012, Dr. Provitera will be offering speaking events with his BOOK TOUR at universities and organizations across North America and throughout the world. Most importantly, Dr. Provitera is available for speaking events on talk-shows, television, radio, and the internet. Contact Dr. Provitera to schedule an event at 954 438 9566.
Book Tour 2012 - Past events - Barry University, Miami, Florida 2/3/12; Brevard Community College, Florida 4/11/12; Florida Air Academy, Melbourne, Florida 4/12/12; Fort Lauderdale Westin 6/15/12; Boston, Massachusettes, 8/3/2012; Barry University, Miami 10/12/12.
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