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Decision science brings together special expertise in decision support systems, enterprise information systems, enterprise integration, management science, business statistics, operations/technology management, and operations. This article series has been extracted from the lecture notes of  Professor Grace M. DiLeo. In addition to holding a Doctor of Science [in Law and Economy with Specializations in Business Law, Economics, Management, and Finance], Doctor of Philosophy [in Business and Public Administration], Master of Business Administration [in Finance], and Bachelor of Commerce [in Accounting], Professor DiLeo has nearly two decades of academic and practical expertise in the field of decision science. The topics presented in the series are related to business, finance, management, entrepreneurship, and decision sciences, including core knowledge, competencies, tools, techniques, and critical skills. Ultimately, articles are directed toward the application of quantitative methods to real-world problems through modern methodologies adopted from statistics, operations research, and management science. This series is an excellent resource for M.B.A. students.



Article 01: Affirmative Action for the future

Article 02: An analysis of Management by Whose Objectives

Article 03: An analysis of The Best-Laid Incentive Plans

Article 04: An analysis of They’re Not Employees, They’re People

Article 05: Business ethics

Article 06: Conducting an analysis of variance

Article 07: Developmental organizational change

Article 08: Essential skills and qualifications for overseas assignments

Article 09: Financial management: The role of governmental systems

Article 10: Inflation, deficit, and resource managemenet

Article 11: Introduction to public administration

Article 12: Public agencies and ethical obligations

Article 13: Puerto Rico: An island in crisis

Article 14: Puerto Rico E-Government

Article 15: Spin doctors

Article 16: The components of an evaluation process

Article 17: The death of Filiberto Ojeda Ríos

Article 18: The evolution of affirmative action

Article 19: The leadership of Rudolph W. Giuliani

Article 20: The Moldy Grapes ‘whistle-blowing’ case

Article 21: Public debate and Affirmative Action

Article 22: Publicity vs. advertising

Article 23: The War on Poverty

Article 24: The War on Poverty and Affirmative Action

Article 25: Transformational organizational change

Article 26: Transitional organizational change



Article 27: Bases psicosociales del comportamiento organizacional

Article 28: Finanza internacional

Article 29: Presupuesto y financiamiento público en las operaciones fiscales municipales

Article 30: Principios de administración pública

Article 31: Sistema de fondos federales en el gobierno municipal

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Coaching as a profession is a relatively recent development and includes practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, including consulting, Human Relations (HR) and Organizational Development (OD), training, sports, education, and philosophy. Practitioners also proceed from any number of disciplines such as industrial/organizational (I/O) psychology, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, and social psychology (see Institute of Coaching for additional information). Given the varied backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives that coaches bring, it is not surprising to see a lack of consensus about definitions, methods, and techniques. Notwithstanding, the International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as: "Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential" (see ICF Code of Ethics). Although coaching is informed by psychology, it is not a psychotherapeutic treatment for disorders but rather focuses on developing client strengths and moving towards client stated goals. This article series, extracted from the lecture notes of The Rt. Revd. Dr. Andrew Vujisić, (in the world, Dr. Zoran Vujisić), presents topics related to executive and life coaching, including core knowledge, reflection, competencies, tools, techniques, and critical skills. Ultimately, the various articles are directed toward the integration of the conceptual and theoretical knowledge of coaching with practical application to the workplace and/or a chosen sphere of activity.


Article 01: An analysis of the Rogerian model

Article 02: The benefits/risks of using the Rogerian model in coaching

Article 03: The benefits of the coaching contract

Article 04: Boundary abuse disorer (BAD)

Article 05: The coaching competencies framework

Article 06: Coaching qualities and skills

Article 07: Coaching's similarities/differences with counseling/therapy

Article 08: Coaching skills, positive regard, and empathic understanding

Article 09: Coaching Winnie-the-Pooh

Article 10: The coach's responsibility in the psychological domain

Article 11: The coach's signature presence

Article 12: Creating a professional development workplan

Article 13: Critical awareness of the role of a life coach

Article 14: Critical awareness of the role of an executive coach

Article 15: A critical review of the purpose/role of executive coaching

Article 16: Development as a life coach through reflective commentary

Article 17: Design/implementation of anexecutive coaching program

Article 18: Executive coaching skills that facilitate client change

Article 19: 'Flow' in the coaching process

Article 20: Implementing a personal development plan (PDP)

Article 21: The importance and application of supervision for coaches

Article 22: The key requirements for a successful coaching practice

Article 23: The legal, ethical, and diversity implications for life coaching

Article 24: Models of therapy with a potential to inform coaching

Article 25: The organizational context for executive coaching

Article 26: A personal coaching journey

Article 27: The ethical and legal responsibilities of an executive coach

Article 28: The purpose/process of raising client awareness in coaching

Article 29: The purpose, role, and application of life coaching

Article 30: Rational emotive behavior therapy and coaching

Article 31: Reflections on cognitive-behavioral therapy and coaching

Article 32: Reflections on Gestalt therapy and coaching

Article 33: The role of the the Rogerian model in coaching

Article 34: Signature presence: aligning principles, values, and actions

Article 35: Socratic questioning

Article 36: 'Stuckness' in the coaching process

Article 37: Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-bound goals

Article 38: Values the coach brings to coaching

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According to Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi (2001), Positive Psychology is "the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life". Positive Psychology is concerned with eudaimonia, or "the good life", (i.e., a reflection about what holds the greatest value in life and the factors that contribute the most to a well-lived and fulfilling life). Positive Psychology began as a new domain of psychology in 1998 when Martin Seligman chose it as the theme for his term as president of the American Psychological Association. The model builds on the humanistic movement, which encouraged an emphasis on happiness, well-being, and positivity. This article series presents the following topics related to Seligman's Positive Psychology.


Article 1: Positive psychology: The other lung

Article 2: Love, hope, gratitude, and forgiveness

Article 3: Motivation and meaning

Article 4: Pleasures and gratifications

Article 5: Positive emotion, optimism, and illness

Article 6: Stress inoculation and spirituality

Article 7: Work, leadership, institutions, and culture


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Modern psychology is a virtual marketplace reflecting a myriad of differing popular philosophies of life. Each psychology’s interpretive system sets up categories and labels that project, ('with no right way up'), onto the globe of reality like a Dymaxion map. Norms and ideals set standards against which diagnoses are made, and psychotherapies aspire to alter behavior, conduct, habits, and ultimately lifestyle. Even psychologists lament the aparent irresolvable chaos in the field. Robert Coles (1995, xxv), in The minds fate: A Psychiatrist looks at his profession,  writes: "This is... a ‘field’ all too prone toward ideological splits and antagonisms, if not outright internecine war." No bridging theory reconciles conflicting and competing views; and eclecticism is the order of the day. Eclecticism, however, only offers a pragmatic way to keep going, but is in itself, an intellectual counsel of despair. This article series, extracted from the lecture notes of The Rt. Revd. Dr. Andrew Vujisić, (in the world, Dr. Zoran Vujisić), offers a careful presentation and anylysis, and a penetrating critique and evaluation from an Eastern Christian perspective of the psychologies listed below. Each article begins with a summary of the historical background and key figures of the school, (model/approach), followed by its key concepts, and concludes with an evaluation as to whether the psychology/psychotherapy is consistent with Orthodox cosmology, soteriology, and phronema. The ultimate purpose is to provide the layperson with an overview that will allow him/her to make a spiritually intelligent decision regarding model's use.


Article 01: Activity-oriented theory

Article 02: Analytical psychology

Article 03: Anti-psychiatry

Article 04: Anomalistic psychology

Article 05: Associationism

Article 06: Behavior therapy

Article 07: Behavioral genetics

Article 08: Bio-energetics

Article 09: Biological psychology

Article 10: Biopsychosocial therapy

Article 11: Client-centered therapy

Article 12: Cognitivie psychology

Article 13: Cognitive-behavioral psychology

Article 14: Cultural-historical psychology

Article 15: Depth psychology

Article 16: Descriptive psychology

Article 17: Developmental psychology

Article 18: Eco-psychology

Article 19: Ecological psychology

Article 20: Ecological systems theory

Article 21: Ego psychology

Article 22: Environmental psychology

Article 23: Evolutionary psychology

Article 24: Existential psychology

Article 25: Experimental analysis

Article 26: Functionalism

Article 27: Gestalt therapy

Article 28: Grounding techniques in therapy

Article 29: Humanistic psychology

Article 30: Individual psychology

Article 31: Industrial psychology

Article 32: Jungian theory

Article 33: Liberation psychology

Article 34: Logotherapy

Article 35: Multimodal therapy

Article 36: Organismic psychology

Article 37: Organizational psychology

Article 38: Phenomenological psychology

Article 39: Philosophical therapy

Article 40: Positive psychology

Article 41: Process psychology

Aricle 42: Psychoanalysis

Article 43: Psycho-history

Article 44: Radical behaviorism

Article 45: Rational emotive therapy

Article 46: Social psychology

Article 47: Strength-based practice

Article 48: Structuralism

Article 49: Systems psychology

Article 50: Transactional analysis

Article 51: Transpersonal psychology

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Behold, through the truth of Christian humility you will be able to achieve victory over every vice, that is by attributing to God rather than to yourself the fact that you have won.

St. Martin of Braga 

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