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Category Archives: Social Sciences

A High School Student-Athlete Explores Truth

The effects of physical warfare create trauma and confusion, however, most people do not even realize the extent of corruption and pain causing an intellectual war that rages around them. Make no mistake: everyone is in this battle; everyone has already chosen a side. This intellectual battle has two camps: one side is advocates of…

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Psychological Hardiness & Emotional Intelligence

A reflection by graduate student Mick Howland. I was reading an article the other day about a quote from Chinese President Xi Jinping stating that The Emotional Quotient is more important than the Intelligence Quotient. This is ironic coming from a leader of a nation that prides itself on educational standards and relentless pursuit of academic superiority. This brought me back to my…

Attitude

We have all seen the news about our heroes who came and come home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Seeing the stories in the media is different than knowing these people firsthand. I have had the pleasure of knowing one of those heroes and watching his return to civilian life—the good and the disappointing. There is…

Happy New Year! Forget writing resolutions…write your obituary.

Annually, people make resolutions only to quietly fail within weeks of January 1. How much do health clubs and gyms profit on failed resolutions? Behavioral economics and organizational research explains this and offers some ideas to overcome resolutions that do not stick. Behavioral economics research suggest decisions are generally emotion-based (see separate Nobel Prize winning…

Happy Thanksgiving

President George Washington declared Thursday, November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God.” Washington’s proclamation of a day for the nation to stop and thank God has seen many legal iterations. However, it is essentially the…

Owning Your Failure

Part of the Human Journey We live in a time of extensive ethical failure at the institutional level accentuated by a disturbing trend of an ever-fading sense of morality and personal responsibility.  If you want proof of how important leadership is simply review the lack of it as evidenced in the excuses put forth daily by…

We’ve Been Busy, But We’re Not Done

The flow of content hasn’t been as strong as previous months, but all of us at Gavriels-Horn are still excited to share our thoughts/ideas with everyone and hope that you’ll join us to do the same – after all, the human race has perpetually demonstrated that we operate better together as opposed to separate introverts. …

Pace and Management

Dr. Kevin Blanchard – Dean of the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University – shares thoughts on Pace and Management.                 Like what you’ve read?  Don’t miss a single thought! Subscribe to receive e-mail alerts each time a new blog entry is uploaded.Leave Blank:Do Not…

Entertainers In Society

My daughter’s class is learning about medieval history, and as we chatted about what life was like in those times, it struck me that the value society places on entertainers has been turned on its head. Back then, they had gladiators who were pretty much slaves, and if they performed well, they got to live. …

Problem Solving Lessons From Econometrics

Economists use Econometric Modeling to help explain market phenomena, to investigate causation between variables, and to potentially forecast where we are headed.  Predicting the future is tough!  The best forecasters utilize complex statistical software and mind numbing probability theory to generate the most accurate guesses possible – don’t feel sorry for forecasters, the 7-figure salaries…