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Senyo Adjibolosoo

 

Professor Senyo Adjibolosoo has PhD in Economics as well an MA Degree in Education Specialist and a Teaching Certificate. His expertise is in Econometrics, Economic Theory, and International Development. His journey to these designations followed a long, winding, and complicated route from a small Fishing Village in Ghana through Toronto and Vancouver (Canada) to San Diego, California.

He is the Founder and President of the International Institute for Human Factor Development (IIHFD). He now oversees an educational program—Human Factor Leadership Academy (HFLA) in Akatsi, Ghana, from Preschool through High School where the children’s transformational development education program is heavily informed and influenced by the Human Factor Theory that he developed and has written about extensively.

Dr. Adjibolosoo has been an educator all of his life; teaching economics at Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University, and Point Loma Nazarene University. He is a prolific scholar and writer and his scholarship reveals and confirms the human factor foundation of our successes and failures in life. He is an ordained Reverend Minister, Preacher, Church Planter, Motivational Speaker, and a Master Class Teacher on Leadership and Spiritual Formation as well as an inspirational Poet. He conducts seminars on Marriage Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Living Consciously. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) and often invited to speak on his topics of expertise.

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Spiritual Capital

 

This book is written to help anyone interested in knowing and understanding what spiritual capital is and how to develop it. The book discusses how those interested in gaining a deeper insight

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into the spiritual dimension of life can objectively plumb the inner reaches of the core of inner being. It is argued that to strengthen relationships and enhance the quality of life, people must hone their spiritual capital. Since spiritual capital is sine qua non to the attainment of a satisfying lifestyle, improved quality of life, and a nonviolent community environment, it is imperative to create a fertile and propelling educational environment within which people can develop their own spiritual capital.

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Portraits of Human Behavior

 

Each day, a new set of programs and technologies is created to help solve the social, economic, and political problems we face in our immediate and global communities. To successfully overcome

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these problems, it is essential that we comprehend the extent to which the human quality impacts the performance effectiveness of the social institutions, cultural activities, governance structures, economic, and political systems. In Portraits of Human Behavior and Performance, Senyo B-S.K. Adjibolosoo discusses the various portraits of human behavior and their impact on performance effectiveness. Adjibolosoo argues that due to the relationship between human behavior and performance, institutions and programs that fail are human failures.

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International Perspectives on the Human Factor in Economic Development

 

Focusing on the development agenda of selected developed and developing countries, the contributors in this volume show that the varying degrees of success or failure in the programs of different

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countries are due to the way they deal with human factor development. Each essay clearly shows that a nation cannot achieve development if it continuously fails to develop its own national human factor. The contributors maintain that what different parts of the world, particularly Southeast Asia, call a development miracle is not a miracle at all.

 

 

Countries such as Japan and Singapore have experienced significant development in recent decades because their programs have focused intently on building the human factor. Countries such as Mexico, Nigeria, Bolivia, and India, on the other hand, are struggling to develop because their ongoing development programs do not address the human factor. Nations that aspire to achieve sustained human-centered development in the 21st century should focus on human factor development now.

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The Human Factor in Developing Africa

 

Sub-Saharan Africa has languished behind other developing parts of the world. Rich in natural resources, it has yet to develop more fully its human resources and effect the cultural changes necessary to economic

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growth and development. Adjibolosoo explores the explanation for the problems of economic underdevelopment in Africa, seeking the relevant human qualities necessary for economic development and presenting an alternative approach to traditional economic development thinking, policymaking, and program development. Students and researchers in developmental economics, regional economics, African Studies, international economics, and international business will find Adjibolosoo’s interpretation of the realities of economic underdevelopment constructive.

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The Human Factor in Leadership Effectiveness

 

Thorough approach to principles of leadership. What effective leaders do, how they think, what role integrity plays; along with unique new tools of measurement: the individual’s Map of Being, and the FEET

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principle for leadership and management.

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Human Factor Engineering and the Political Economy of African Development

 

Education and training are important in nation building and development. Properly articulated, implemented, and operated, educational and training programs can help develop the necessary human

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qualities and skills required for economic development. Although many African countries have paid a great deal of attention to and invested significant resources in these programs, they have been unsuccessful in developing the caliber of people needed. This failure is due to the fact that the programs pursued have focussed primarily on human capital acquisitions. Yet with human factor, human capital alone is not sufficient to make development happen. This work is an exploration of the reasons for the failure, and it discusses how African countries can develop the type of labor force needed to initiate and manage the development process.

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Rethinking Development Theory and Policy: A Human Factor Critique

 

For many decades post-colonial leaders in developing countries have tried various development plans based on orthodox development thinking and theorizing. Yet the developing world has failed to achieve

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sustained human-centered development. Many of the development plans have failed or been abandoned. Why does the developing world run the risk of falling behind their previously attained standards of living? This book takes a detailed look at the key paradigms of orthodox development thinking, discusses the various theories about economic growth, and concludes that the myths of orthodox development thinking regarding the origins of and obstacles to economic growth and human factor decay are the cause of economic underdevelopment in developing countries.

 

 

The book goes on to argue that developing countries need to establish and maintain efficient and effective human factor development programs in order to set the stage for human-centered development and to experience positive economic growth and a development turnaround.

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The International Development Program of Activities: What Are We Doing Wrong?

 

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The development problems of many countries continue to escalate despite the huge sums of money that are spent on social, economic, and political programs. In order to determine why particular

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solutions to these problems often do not work, it is necessary to identify and evaluate the human factor traits that give rise to specific attitudes, behaviors, and actions. Human factor traits include personality characteristics and other dimensions of human performance that enable social, economic, and political institutions to function and remain functional over time. In this fascinating volume, contributors examine the role of human factor traits that may promote or hinder the effectiveness of economic development programs. It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to discuss the relevance of human factor traits in shaping history and development, with the ultimate goal of providing information that will help create safer and more prosperous societies in the future. Original and thought provoking, this volume will be of value to scholars studying international development and economic planning.

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Addressing Misconceptions About Africa's Development

 

This collection of essays examines certain notions about African economic underdevelopment problems. Contributions are divided into four sections: social issues; gender, environment

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and rural development; regional economic development issues; and structural adjustment and development.

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Global Development the Human Factor Way

 

Scarcity is the basic economic problem confronting all humanity, and humanity has struggled for centuries to overcome it. Yet, despite new ideas and new technology, little has been achieved in dealing with

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scarcity. Moreover, despite successes in conquering space and in developing technological innovations, humanity has failed to deal successfully with social, economic, environmental, political, and educational problems. This book analyzes these successes and failures and argues that the root of developmental problems lies in continuing human factor decay and underdevelopment. For successful economic development, every country must focus on human factor development.

 

 

Traditional books on economic development focus on items like investment, human capital acquisition, population control, foreign aid and technical assistance, international trade, and technology transfer. This book argues that the integrating core of every development program is human factor development. In the presence of human factor decay, no nation can develop, even when the necessary resources are made available.

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Ghana Our Beloved Country: Severe Human Factor Decay Our Achilles Heel (Volume 1)

 

It is concluded in this first volume of the two-part series on Ghana that the primary source of Ghana’s hydra-headed problems is severe human factor decay—our Achilles Heel. Only in recognizing this truth can

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Ghanaians and others who come in to assist them commit to work together hand-in-hand to ensure the painful failures of the past are never repeated. Through our successes in this venture and effective teamwork, I have no doubt that we will become excellent sources of advancement in Ghana—working perennially harder to leave our desired legacy to the members of the generations that come after ours. As you read through this book, you will come to the understanding that any significant improvements Ghanaians make in their individual and their combined human factor qualities will guide them to successfully restart the engine of the perennially troubled and ailing Ghanaian Development Train. To succeed in doing so is to produce long term positive transformation in the Ghanaian quality of life.

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Spiritual Intimacy

 

Experience Intimate Communication with God. Learn how to develop and deepen a loving, intimate relationship with God. Enhance your awareness of His eternal presence. Pursue a principle-centered

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lifestyle. Kindle the desire and passion to grow in Christ. Bask in the divine wisdom of the teachings of Christ. Discover how to grow in and show unconditional love, grace, compassion, forgiveness and caring to others in your daily affairs. Engage in the kind of studies that teaches you how to experience the power of transformational truth. Spiritual Intimacy shows you how and why the God of the Universe intends to draw you into a closer relationship with Him. Experience refreshing spiritual transformation as you open yourself to the spiritual disciplines of meditation, prayer, and fasting. Learn how to expand your repertoire of the concepts of God by applying the disciplines of spiritual seekers who have learned to petition God in word, thought, and deed.

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The Human Factor Approach to Managerial and Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness

 

This book argues that human factor development is the key to organizational success. The author describes the human factor as the diverse personality characteristics that allow employees within

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the social institutions to function and remain operational over time. A lack of appreciation for the significance of personality traits in performance has resulted in organizational inefficiency, but Adjibolosoo proposes a framework that analyzes spiritual capital, moral capital, human capital, aesthetic capital, human ability and human potential and addresses any human factor deficiencies. Further, case studies show that employee effectiveness and profitability of organizations can be attained through effective human factor engineering programs. The contents of this book will serve as powerful eye-openers to scholars in HRM as well as leaders and managers looking to achieve and sustain higher levels of productivity, growth, and profitability at work.

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The Significance of the Human Factor in African Economic Development

 

The lack of effective leadership and disciplined workforce is a major contributor to the lack of economic development and progress in the Sub-Saharan African countries. The essays in

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this book take a fresh look at Sub-Saharan African problems of underdevelopment and argue the need for African countries to incorporate appropriate personality characteristics in the education and training of their labor force. The volume is aimed at providing international development scholars and agencies, Sub-Saharan African countries, and non-governmental organizations with an overview of the problems in Sub-Saharan Africa, and supplying some possible solutions.

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Ghana Our Beloved Country II: Transcending Severe Human Factor Decay (Volume 2)

 

In Volume I of this book on the problems of underdevelopment in Ghana and the possible solutions, it is concluded that the primary source of the hydra-headed problems is severe human factor decay.

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In Volume II, you will gain deeper insights into and better understanding of how to propel the process of community development and nation building in Ghana. It is also pointed out that the full realization of the goals of the Ghanaian Development Train will provide the people with excellent opportunities for a much better future. Together, while the contents of Volume I spell out in detail the primary sources of the hindrances to the Ghanaian Development Train, those of Volume II outline in detail the best possible path toward the resuscitation and revitalization of the Ghanaian economy.

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