I had an interesting hour at Starbucks the other week with my friend, Derwood Snead. In the midst of our conversation, I had an epiphany. When we stop and think about the events that have shaped our world today -- we see defining moments took place at least once a decade. Consider the following: 1979 – Step one. Iran was in the

An Examination of Ownership and Incentive I just boarded a plane destined to fly from Kansas City to my home in Atlanta, and I learned a little leadership lesson. It was quite amusing. A passenger worked to stuff his oversized bag into the overhead bin. It clearly didn’t fit. He grew frustrated. No matter how hard he tried, that bag would just

Are you keeping up on cultural trends in American society? Examine the issue of teens obtaining a drivers license. The legal age for getting a license is 16 in most states in the U.S. In 1978, 50% of 16-year-olds had one, and 75% of 17-years-old had one. In 2008, only 31% of 16-year-olds had one and a mere 49% of 17-year-olds

I just met with a superintendent and her associate for a school district event in Georgia. My respect for them went up as we talked. We found ourselves drifting to the topic of student success and the ineffectiveness of schools today. As educators, I suspected they might be a bit defensive. They were not in the least. In fact, they got

Here is my third concern for the year 2030. For my first concern, click here, and for my second concern, click here. 3. Immediate responses they receive for any craving or inquiry they express. Receiving instant response to any and all requests is not healthy for any human being, yet we’ve all become accustomed to it. By and large, our

Here is my second concern for the year 2030. 2.  The homogenous interactions limited to their own age group. I mention this one in a previous post. It used to be that students attended a one-room schoolhouse. While there are some downsides to this environment, one of the upsides is that they were forced to interact all the time with younger kids

Some time ago, my friend, Michael Hyatt, posted a “comments policy” on his blog site. I liked it so much -- I decided to tweak it and use it here for your consideration. Thanks Mike for your inspiration. 1. You may comment without registering. You can log in via IntenseDebate, OpenID, Twitter, Facebook -- or not at all. It’s up to