Do you understand me? – How understanding others will improve your life

An anonymous English author once said, “To empathize is to see with the eyes of another, to hear with the ears of another, and to feel with the heart of another.” Have you ever heard the expression, “Try walking a mile in her shoes?” Well, that is exactly what this [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Anger Management, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Decision Making

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”- Peter F. Drucker In this quote, Professor Peter F. Drucker makes a significant observation about the importance of decision making: Success can only come from good decision making. Think about a time you made an a good decision. [...]

By | September 16th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Problem Solving

“Problems are meant to be solved, but unfortunately, a lot of people choose to complain, worry, and cry about them.” ― Edmond Mbiaka In this quote, self-help writer Edmond Mbiaka identifies a key issue in our society. Instead of seeking to solve problems, many of us choose to simply complain [...]

By | September 9th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence, Soft Skills|0 Comments

Special Education in Virtual Schools

Technology is amazing. For millions of people across the world, it opens doors that would have remained closed in the past. A patient in the U.S. can have his X-rays viewed in India to get results quickly and save money in the process. You can hail a taxi with your [...]

By | September 8th, 2016|Career Assessment, Education|0 Comments

Anger Management – You Can’t Discipline Your Way Out of the Problem

Recently the U.S. Department of Education sent guidance from the director of the Office of Special Education Programs, Ruth Ryder, to all public schools stating that schools are required to provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities. One major reason these supports are needed is because these students frequently [...]

Forming a Hypothesis

The TV scientist who mutters sadly, "The experiment is a failure; we have failed to achieve what we had hoped for," is suffering mainly from a bad script writer. An experiment is never a failure solely because it fails to achieve predicted results. An experiment is a failure only when [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

A Nonprofit’s Experience With Conover

Riverview Gardens (RVG) is an innovative nonprofit organization with a mission to transform a community located in Appleton, Wisconsin. RVG provides transferable skill-based job training called ServiceWorks® for our community members with significant barriers to obtaining and maintaining stable employment. After graduation from ServiceWorks, RVG helps place graduates into stable [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Emotional Intelligence|0 Comments

Applying Information

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies. - Groucho Marx Many of the failures of our society are reflected in this quote by Groucho. Groucho Marx was a very popular comedian in his day. Many of his comments [...]

By | August 19th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Analyzing Information

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. - Albert Einstein Albert Einstein did not consider himself to be very intelligent and many of his teachers echoed that thought. What made him so successful was his ability to sort things out and understand [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Gathering Information

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education" - Martin Luther King Jr. Critical Thinking starts with gathering information. Most people skip this step and go right to the decision making process [...]

By | August 5th, 2016|Soft Skills|0 Comments