Decision Making for Transformational Presence

The ability to quickly make good decisions is the hallmark for transformational presence. The ability to make decisions that work is an essential characteristic that the world has been, and is still yelling for. The world is crying, groaning, yelling for most of us to revisit our decision-making processes to incorporate transformational presence and to […]

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Using the Career Decision-Making System-Revised to Enhance Students’ Career Development. (Special Issue: Career Development and the Changing Workplace).

In this period of standards-based educational reform, much attention has been focused on the educational achievement of high school graduates. In the rush to achievement testing, schools may have lost sight of the 25 percent to 30 percent high school dropout rate over the past quarter century (Barton, 2002). Barton noted that many students, both […]

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Irresistible

“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age […]

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The Paralysis in Energy Decision Making

This analysis of decision-making in the energy field, especially electricity in the UK and Western Europe, provides a critique of the various claims that are made for different ways of approaching the critical need for vast amounts of new investment. It explores reasons for the paralysis in decision-making, which is contrasted with past periods of […]

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Students Who Self-Injure: School Counselor Ethical and Legal Considerations.

This article explores ethical considerations that school counselors may need to address when providing counseling services to self-injurious students. Ethical issues related to student confidentiality, responsibilities to parents and to the school, and professional competence are discussed in relation to the American School Counselor Association’s (2004) Ethical Standards for School Counselors. Implications and recommendations for […]

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Power

Pathological mind games. Covert and overt put-downs. Triangulation. Gaslighting. Projection. These are the manipulative tactics survivors of malignant narcissists are unfortunately all too familiar with. As victims of silent crimes where the perpetrators are rarely held accountable, survivors of narcissistic abuse have lived in a war zone of epic proportions, enduring an abuse cycle of […]

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Complex Decision Making

The increasingly complex environment of today’s world, characterized by technological innovation and global communication, generates myriads of possible and actual interactions while limited physical and intellectual resources severely impinge on decision makers, be it in the public or private domains. At the core of the decision-making process is the need for quality information that allows the decision […]

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Every Student Matters: Enhancing Strengths-Based School Counseling Through the Application of Mattering (Perspectives FROM THE Field) (Report)

Mattering to others involves individuals’ perceptions that they are important and are valued by other people in interpersonal relationships and within systems. Mattering is a foundational concept that can inform the implementation of comprehensive, K-12 Strengths-Based School Counseling (SBSC; Galassi & Akos, 2007) programs and can allow counselors to facilitate improvement in school climate, student […]

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The Sibling Effect

A senior writer at Time magazine explores what scientists and researchers are discovering about sibling bonds, the longest- lasting relationships we have in our lives. Nobody affects us as deeply as our brothers and sisters-not parents, not children, not friends. From the time we-and they-are born, our siblings are our collaborators and co-conspirators, our role […]

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The Application of Fuzzy Logic for Managerial Decision Making Processes

This book addresses the latest research and applications of fuzzy management methods for business decisions. It showcases a broad set of applications and discusses topics such as measures for the quality of analytics outcomes in big data environments; how fuzzy management methods support the inclusion of human thinking and human behavior in decision making processes; […]

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