Willie Parker wants to be a starter more than he wants to stay with Steelers

Willie Parker, a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has recently made a significant career decision. After being a part of the Steelers organization for the past 6 years, he has now decided that he would like to become a member of a different organization within the National Football League. Parker wants to leave the Steelers because he lost his starting position this past season to Rashard Mendenhall . Although he had a great run with the Steelers franchise, winning 2 Super Bowls in 6 years, Parker has decided that he would rather have a starting position elsewhere than continue his career as a second-string running back for the Steelers.

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Levels of Analysis Applied to Organizational Involvement in Haiti Relief

The MLB and the LiveStrong Foundation are among the thousands or more organizations who have recently declared their tangible support for Haiti, a poor nation that was recently wrecked by a major earthquake.  The country is in dire need of help and these are two organizations that have offered much-needed financial aid to the country.

These pledges of large donations ($1 million from the MLB and $250,000 from the LiveStrong Foundation) are acts that almost all would describe as compassionate, generous, and honorable.  However, every single day organizations have the ability to do things that would fall under these categories.  As a result, it is important to analyze why these donations in particular were made, why the generosity came about at the time that it did, and why the compassionate acts were directed towards the causes that they were.  Analysis of such things may appear simple if done in a cursory manner, but factors exist at many levels that likely influenced the actions of the MLB and LiveStrong Foundation. Continue reading