E-Journal Archives

An Examination of Motivational Factors in High School Dropouts Participating in General Education Development Degree Programs

Earning a GED affords individuals the opportunity to achieve goals which would have otherwise been unattainable. In order to earn a GED, participants must be self-determined, and possess a certain amount of motivation, as motivation plays a key role in anything that people do, especially when the task is not mandatory or required.  Read More >

Angela H. Herring

Fall/Winter 2013
And The Equity Gaps Continue in ACT Scores: A Multiyear Statewide Analysis

Lezotte (2009) stated that the birth rates of students who have historically been the easiest to teach is declining and the birth rates of those students who have historically been more difficult to teach is on the increase.  Each year approximately one-third of all graduating students from secondary public schools are academically underprepared for the rigors of college level courses (Bettinger & Long, 2005).   Read More >

John Slate

Fall/Winter 2013
Leadership Thoughts from Lincoln on Leadership

Lincoln on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips has become a widely respected book in both the education and business environment.  Phillips writes a compelling book on the sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, concerning his leadership principles. These principles are relevant to today’s leaders as Lincoln was known for truth, honesty, courage, and integrity.  The author captures the essence of his leadership and discusses the management technique of “Management by Walking Around” (MBWA). This book is a great read for anyone wanting to learn about leadership or wanting to become a more effective leader. For clarification purposes, the book is divided into four sections: People, Character, Endeavor, and Communication. Read More >

Adam A. Morris

Fall/Winter 2013
Identifying Universal Leadership Behaviors Using the Occupational Information Network’s (O*NET) Generalized Work Activities

After 60 years of theory building as to what constitutes leadership there is still no clear cut answer. Organizations have realized that there is a need for leadership skills within their managers (Antonakas et al., 2004; Northouse, 2004). To make managers more effective in their jobs, organizations need to train individuals in the leadership. However, to-date there is no codified list of work activities that make up the dimensions of leadership. Read More >

Andrew C. Hurt, Scott R. Homan

Fall/Winter 2013
Eight Buddhist Methods for Leaders

What makes an effective leader and can an effective leader use Buddhist meditation techniques and teachings to enhance leadership skills?  Many Western people consider those who aspire to follow Buddhist philosophy as passive, quiet people who sit in the lotus position meditating all day.  There is actually a lot more to following Buddhist teachings than sitting on the meditation cushion.  Buddhism is a very active way of life, requiring a great deal of effort internally and externally from those wishing to be peaceful and happy.  Those who adopt Buddhist values are urged to develop renunciation, compassion, and superior wisdom through studying, meditating, and practicing.  Read More >

Linda Atkinson, Jerelyn L. Duncan

Fall/Winter 2013
What is HR Leadership? A Twenty-First Century Perspective

Many writers and academics often refer to great human resource (HR) professionals as leaders; however, very little has been written about HR leadership.  Perhaps this is because, as suggested by one author on the subject, the very notion of HR professionals operating as leaders is still a relatively new insight (Holbeche, 2010).  Indeed, many top level HR professionals continue to fight for a seat at the table where decisions affecting their organization’s success are made.  Read More >

E. Abby Wells

Fall/Winter 2013