School, The Fortress of Hope

Reading Time: 11 minutes Dr. Nathaniel Branden, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem TO MANY CHILDREN, SCHOOL REPRESENTS A “SECOND CHANCE”—an opportunity to acquire a better sense of self and a better vision of life than was offered in their home. A teacher who projects confidence in a child’s competence and goodness can be a powerful antidote to a family in which such confidence is lacking and in which perhaps the opposite perspective is conveyed….A teacher who refuses to accept a child’s negative self-concept and relentlessly holds to a better view of the child’s potential has the power—sometimes—to save a life.

The Evaluation of The Quality of Hiring Decisions

Reading Time: 8 minutes First Who, Then What? – get the right people on the bus, a concept developed in Good to Great by Jim Collins – is crucial if the lessons from the global downturn 2007- 2008 have managed to get engrained into our organizational cultures and processes’ DNAs. The stakes now are higher than ever. Persistent wrong hiring for an SME may lead to annihilation and its valuable economic contribution and job creation potential along with it.

The World of A Child – Entry By Invitation Only

Reading Time: 6 minutes Music and arts and crafts education develop children’s manual dexterity, teamwork, discipline, self-confidence, provide an outlet for creativity and a constructive release of energy. Music and art also enable us to elevate into a different type of humans altogether where we no longer think about what makes us different from one another, but they join us in a bond of humanity.

Resiliency In Children For The 21st Century In Pandemic Times

Reading Time: 5 minutes I had the pleasure of working with Miss Tammy Tusek during her tenure at Dubai Arabian American School (DAAS) where she occupied the position of Principal. Considering her success in school performance turnaround, I was thrilled when she accepted to share some of her thoughts on the evolution in education and the integration of technology in the classroom.