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Habitudes® for Athletes
Tim Elmore's New Book
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Growing Leaders helps schools, universities and civic groups prepare tomorrow’s leaders today. Over 6,000 organizations use our unique curriculum, Habitudes. Since 2003, we’ve helped students and teachers:
  • Create environments conductive to higher grades
  • Raise Empathy and minimize bullying
  • Break out of the herd mentality to positively lead others
  • Guide unprepared adolescents to productive adulthood
  • Equip students to think and act like authentic leaders

The Latest From Tim’s Blog

  • Six Habits of Lasting Leaders

    I had an 18-year old student tell me last month that he had benefited greatly from our Habitudes® books and videos. But after discussing the original four book series, he had a question: “What are the habits and attitudes of leaders who last for ...

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What Others Are Saying

  • The Georgia Tech School of Engineering runs a successful industry-mentoring program. This is a result of the dedicated participants and the excellent training from Growing Leaders. The response to the training from both the mentors and mentees has been enthusiastic.
    -Dr. Mary Lynn Realff
    Director of Undergraduate Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Growing Leaders offers a clear plan to address the 'stall' that so many students experience today. They provide specific measures that we, as parents, coaches, teachers, employers and youth workers, can implement. In fact, I am using their Habitudes with the interns in my office.
    -Travis Holdman
    Indiana State Senator
  • Growing Leaders provides exactly what we need to prepare our students for the world they will graduate into and lead some day. What Growing Leaders does is needed now more than ever. It is helping us mentor our students each year.
    -Beth Olney
    Director of Student Success, Olivet Nazarene University
  • As a university dean, I believe anyone who cares about the future of this generation should digest the materials from Growing Leaders. They understand what students need and how to deliver it in a relevant fashion.
    -Mary Gerardy
    Dean, Wake Forest University
  • The training sessions Growing Leaders offered to us were outstanding. Each one was perfectly tailored to the audience and had a lasting impact on students and staff alike.
    -Dr. Arnold Hyndman
    Dean, Rutgers University
  • I encourage schools and school districts to partner with Dr. Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders to help both educators and students to enhance their leadership skills. They have inspired our teacher-leaders, applying the 'Habitudes' to our everyday situations in the classroom.
    -Dr. Diane Ray
    Professional Association of Georgia Educators
  • In my experience as a mother and a corporate executive, I know the importance of bringing along the next generation of leaders. Dr. Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders outline a solid plan and provide resources to do just that. I do not know of another group that equips parents or teachers as they do. They get the job done!
    -Tami Heim
    Mother and former President of Borders Books, Inc.
  • I share with people the impact Tim Elmore and Growing Leaders have made on me personally as a dad and as a leader every chance that I get.. Again and again my relationship with my daughter confirms to me what Tim has instilled in my life through his blog and books. My daughter is 13. I want to say thanks for your part in the development of her life. I am deeply grateful.
    -Josh Beers
    Dad and Vice President of Lancaster Bible College
  • The need to provide strong leadership for our children has never been greater. Growing Leaders continues to create groundbreaking resources to help us understand and equip them as they grow up into healthy, happy adults. I recommend them to parents, teachers, coaches and youth workers everywhere.
    -Jo Kirchner
    mother, grandmother, CEO of Primrose Schools
  • This Habitudes conference was the best event I have ever attended. As a college student, I serve in three leadership positions on campus. I found each of the images so practical for my life and have begun practicing them already. Thank you, thank you for coming.
    Virginia Tech
  • I received your Habitudes book from my supervisor this fall and wanted to tell you—I have enjoyed it more than any other leadership book I have read yet. Your understanding, appreciation and passion for growing leaders is contagious.
    Kansas State University
  • I didn't realize how fun learning leadership could be. The Growing Leaders conference has been a catalyst for me in my journey as an student officer. I am already teaching my team the images and our discussions have been awesome. Thanks.
    University of South Carolina