The Motivation to Actively Care


How You Can Make it Happen

The storyline of this 250-page realistic novel follows from the prior storybook: “The Courage to Actively Care.” However, readers do not need to read the first novel in this series to understand, appreciate, and apply the evidence-based leadership lessons presented in this novel. Twenty research-based and practical leadership lessons are interspersed throughout the narrative as each lesson becomes relevant for a particular episode in the true-to-life story. Then at the end of this page-turner, several discussion questions are provided for each chapter—designed to stimulate personal reflection and interpersonal conversation about the real-life ramifications of the leadership and motivational lessons revealed throughout the narrative.

Dr. Gordon F. Pitz, Scott Geller’s Ph.D. advisor, and mentor testified that, “This book reflects the full complexity of human behavior, and illustrates the difficulties one encounters when trying to make effective changes in organizational culture.”

Dave Johnson, Editor of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News, reported, “This novel shows how courage, determination, family, friends and mentors can all help us keep on keeping on, stretch our abilities, and realize aspirations we thought were beyond our reach.”



E. Scott Geller, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech (VT), is cofounder and senior partner of Safety Performance Solutions, Inc. For more than 50 years, Professor Geller has taught and conducted research as a faculty member and director of the Center for Applied Behavior Systems in the Department of Psychology at VT. He is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books, book chapters, magazine articles, and research articles addressing the development and evaluation of behavior-change interventions to improve quality of life on a large scale. Dr. Geller is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Association of Behavior Analysis International, and the World Academy of Productivity and Quality Sciences. 

Additional Information

Number of Pages 172
ISBN 1683504720
Dimensions 5.98 x 0.4 x 9.02 inches
Item Weight 9.1 ounces


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