Well, the latest Pew Research Center report is in on the Millennial Generation. Some of the report was a yawn. It confirmed our knowledge that these young Americans are confident, self-expressive, upbeat, open to change, and addicted to technology. That’s old news. The core finding in the Pew’s findings was on “Religion Among the Millennials.” Young Americans are less likely to

I am concerned. One word describes millions of young people today better than any other: Overwhelmed. In 2007, the American College of Health Association surveyed the largest randomized sample of students since its inception. It revealed these results: a. 94% of students reported feeling overwhelmed by their lifestyles. b. 44% said they felt so depressed it was almost difficult to function. c. Almost 10%

Last week, I blogged Part One of this two part blog post. I suggested that a strange phenomenon is happening in the U.S. and around the world in Asia and Europe as well. It is the prolonging of adolescence and the delay of adulthood in young people. As I mentioned, several university deans have said to me: 26 is the

I just saw the movie “Alice in Wonderland.” I went primarily because I enjoy Johnny Depp portraying eccentric roles in stories. From Edward Scissorshands to Willie Wonka to Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean, he is always fun to watch. In “Alice,” Depp plays the Mad Hatter and says something to Alice that could be said to many of us today.

Over the next two weeks, I plan to blog on an issue that should be a high priority for American society today. It is a phenomenon that’s happening across the country, and while most see it, few people have put their finger on why it’s happening. Let me weigh in with part one here, and I will follow up next

I spent my entire day yesterday with two of our team members at Growing Leaders in Surprise, Arizona. Jeremy Slayden, Holly Moore and I were back at spring training with the Kansas City Royals, for the third season. They are taking their minor league players through the third round of “Habitudes For Athletes.” Dayton Moore, the General Manager of the Royals,

I just returned from an invigorating day with faculty at a university near Dallas. During our time together, we discussed two themes that preoccupy school administrators as much as any: 1. Student Engagement 2. Student Success In our morning session, one instructor shared a note he’d recently received from a student. The young man had decided to drop out of school. Here’s what

Last week, I blogged about the idea that good things can come from bad situations, when those situations force us to do something good we normally wouldn’t do. Often due to laziness or lack of motivation, our intentions are better than our actions. Today, we see millions of Americans getting rid of credit card debt and saving money, because of the