Richard Ellison

A Solid Program For Students To Select Their Best Major

Dr. John Krumboltz is a Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, a former Guggenheim Fellow, and holder of the Leona Tyler Award of the American Psychological Association — the nation’s foremost award in the field of Counseling Psychology.  He is widely recognized as an expert in career selection.  In a 1991 article, Dr. Krumboltz discussed the…

Crisis In Workforce Readiness Of College Students

A 2017 Strada-Gallup survey found that a majority of students don’t believe they will graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the job market. Alarmingly: Only 1/3 of college students believe they will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in the job market and in the workplace. Just…

Enormous National Effects Of 6 Years College Norm

Much research has been done on the potential negative effects that changing majors 1-to-3 times and taking 6 years to graduate has on college students. These individual effects have substantial national impacts that are seldom researched or discussed.  These include: Wasting the potential talent of almost 50% (or 25 million) of the U.S. workforce with…

Self-Motivation Is Your Most Valuable Trait

In business, school, and sports we often observe cases where the most talented and/or the brightest don’t succeed anywhere near the level expected. Often, the cause of this situation is that those who are most naturally talented are not motivated nearly as much as individuals with less capability. When people lack self-motivation, they typically will…

Important Happiness And Success Relationship

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that you’ll automatically be happier when you become successful and make more money. That certainly won’t be the case if you don’t truly enjoy the work you do. Many people have studied the relationship between happiness and success, and almost universally conclude that success is not the key…

Why Aren’t I Happy?

It’s a timeless question, followed by, “What’s wrong with me?” At some point, most of us wonder why we’re not happy or at least happier. Thus, part 2 of this question seems reasonable, “What IS wrong with us?” If happiness is the goal, why aren’t we happy?  After studying the subject of happiness, I’ve concluded…