The hardest choices are also the most consequential. So why do we know so little about how to get them right? Big, life-altering decisions matter so much more than the decisions we make every day, and they’re also the most difficult: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, […]

Sound Financial Decision Making for Entrepreneurs: Can the GAAP Cash Flow Statement Mislead?(Report)

INTRODUCTION According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the annual number of start-up firms has been relatively stable for decades, hovering around 600,000 per year. Stangler and Kedrosky (2010) point out that the number remains constant over time despite changes in economic conditions and markets, and longer-cycle changes in population and education. Stable start-up rates require […]

Promoting Multicultural Personality Development: A Strengths-Based, Positive Psychology Worldview for Schools (Report)

This article extends the relevance of multicultural development to the Strengths-Based School Counseling (SBSC; Galassi & Akos, 2007) perspective. A relatively new construct for school counselors, the “multiculrural personality” (MP), is introduced and defined. The MP is conceptualized as a cluster of narrow personality traits that can be subsumed under broader models of personality. Research […]

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Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn’t get your work done? Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint presentation? Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less? Welcome to the land of Blah Blah Blah.The Problem: We talk so much that we don’t think very well. Powerful as words are, we fool ourselves […]

Effective Counseling Strategies for Supporting Long-Term Suspended Students (Perspectives FROM THE FIELD)

Long-term suspended (LTS) students are barred from the school system for lengthy periods, leaving them at risk of academic failure and vulnerable from lack of services. A program in a North Carolina public school system provided counselors to work with each LTS student. Outcome data were analyzed to determine the effectiveness of counseling services offered […]

Promoting Cultural Responsiveness and Closing the Achievement Gap with Standards Blending.

In this article, standards blending–the integration of core academic and school counseling standards–is demonstrated as a culturally responsive strategy to assist in closing the achievement gap for a group of third-grade African American males. The small-group intervention described resulted in knowledge gains in both the school counseling and academic curriculum content areas. All participants also […]