Thrive!: The Psychology Behind Achieving Professional Success

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About this ebook

"A practical and highly relevant leadership book for today's workplace... From college classes to corporate training, this is a great read that provides a relevant framework to help employees grow as leaders and build resiliency when facing adversity." —Steve Denault, Chief Operating Office, COUNTRY Financial ®

"Dr. Jawahar is an expert in the field of management... By reading this book you will find meaningful, time-tested strategies to apply the best of management theory in your real-life experiences. Wish I would have had this book early in my career!" —Dr. Doug Rahn, Healthcare Executive and Educator

"Jim Jawahar provides practical solutions to real-world scenarios that are supported by solid academic research. Whether you're wearing your 'management har' as a business leader, or an 'employee hat' looking for career advancement opportunities, you'll benefit from Thrive!" —Brent D. Bostrom, Vice President and General Counsel (retd), GROWMARK, Inc.

Although we learn something from every book, most popular management books aren't based on rigorous empirical research. Therefore, while the suggestions made by the author may have worked for some, there is no guarantee that they will work for you.

Professional advice based on rigorously tested theories has a higher likelihood of helping you achieve success. In Thrive! Professor Jim Jawahar asks eight successful individuals to share their career journeys and then explains the theoretical framework underlying the concepts and principles that contributed to their success. Each path shows the way to accomplishing a goal, including:

Reducing work stress

Ensuring a fair workplace

Enhancing workplace diversity

Achieving psychological well-being

Modifying a boring job into an exciting and meaningful job

Securing an excellent performance evaluation

Obtaining a significant pay raise or a promotion

Advancing in your career field

Jim gives you the knowledge to choose a path that aligns with your aspirations, outlines steps to achieve your goals, and Thrive!

About the author

Jim Jawahar received his Ph.D. degree from Oklahoma State University and is an applied behavioral scientist. He enjoys teaching and has significant academic leadership experience in the roles of department chair and associate provost. His research has been published in some of the top journals in his field. He has served the academic community through his service as editor of Career Development International, a careers journal. Jim enjoys mentoring students and junior faculty and consults with major corporations.

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