Crisis Management

Adapting and Thriving in the New Normal

A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform is a seminal report. Considered a landmark event in modern American educational history, it was published in 1983 by the U.S. National Commission on Excellence in Education. More than three decades later, the overarching question remains: have we improved educational opportunities for all students? It Just …

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We’re Still a Nation at Risk

The upheaval of the 1960’s with the civil rights and anit-war movements preceded a decade ushering in a recession.  All of which exposed two endemic concerns for the United States: Structural educational inequality which disproportionately impacted people of color. Students being unprepared to contribute to a rapidly changing, more competitive economy.  The fear that these …

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Psychological Study on Boys and Men Heralds Paradigm Shift

There was something different this time about the shouting coming from the kitchen. Jim had heard his parents argue before, but his mother’s crying frightened him. He ran from his bedroom into the kitchen and saw his father hitting and pushing his wife.  “Stop hitting my mother, stop hitting my mother,” Jim screamed as he …

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How does emotional intelligence help end the boy crisis?

You don’t have to be a clinical psychologist to see girls have made indisputable strides during the past few decades. One of the main reasons for their progress is because of their emotional intelligence. Girls develop emotional intelligence during their early socialization process, but it’s not second nature to boys. “There is an ever-widening gap between …

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Surviving World War C

The World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001 have, among other things, significantly impacted security and travel. Nearly two decades later, World War C (Covid-19) has changed the way we must now interact, work, play, and educate our children. As a crisis counselor, traumatologist, educator, and social justice advocate, I see families being challenged …

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Why is there a “boy crisis?”

The Chair of the Commission to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men is a renowned speaker. Warren Farrell, Ph.D, has also written books published in seventeen languages, including two award-winning international bestsellers. Why did he declare a “boy crisis?” To answer such a broad question, let’s first consider more fundamental ones. What has caused …

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What’s the Link Between School Shootings and Father-Son Relationships?

The signs are in bullying incidents and low self-esteem. In increasing rates of teenage suicide. And in the disturbingly frequent school shootings. These “red flags” call attention to one aspect of parenting getting too little attention. The relationship between fathers and sons. The impact of fathers on the well-being and behavior of their children has been …

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Transforming Crisis and Uncertainty to Opportunity and Legacy

You don’t need to be an organizational psychologist to know the impact of behavioral differences. Nor must you be researcher to understand why these differences cause most business and life performance challenges.  Transformational leaders understand behavior matters, and behavioral leaders know the importance of understanding their leadership style. They know the value of using their natural …

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