Yesterday, I wrote about the power of both “events” and “process” in the training of new leaders. Today, I will launch into just what that “process” (following the event) looks like. So what is required in the leader development process? No doubt the process can take on many forms. No two may look alike. I believe, however, the essential elements are

It’s not a new thought. People need more than “conferences” to grow and become effective. We’ve been saying for years now -- people need both EVENTS and an on-going PROCESS following the event to experience life change. Events stimulate and motivate -- but they’re not enough. After attending a training event, most people require an on-going journey; a community of

Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing the president of Delta Airlines, Ed Bastian. Ed is a warm and intelligent leader who possesses both a high IQ and high EQ. Prior to becoming president he served as Vice President of Finance and Controller of Delta Airlines, Inc. For a “numbers” guy, Ed demonstrates a keen awareness of the priority of

Last week, the New York Times ran an article called, “What is it About Twenty-Somethings?” It was a treatment of the rising population who are aptly called “emerging adults” by author Jeffrey Jensen Arnett. You can find the article here on lemondrop. The article cleverly shares 10 clues that you really are a twenty-something, including: You plan to move back home

Tomorrow, I will reach another milestone. I’m a bit emotional about it because this milestone touches my heart so deeply. My twenty fifth book will be released tomorrow on Amazon. It is the result of two solid years of research and writing. I have been talking about it for four years (sorry for those of you who read my stuff daily),

Yesterday, I began a list of observations that will help adults better understand and guide students today. Let me suggest another couple of observations about Generation iY: Observation #2: They want an experience before an explanation. Author, Leonard Sweet, describes today’s culture and its young people as EPIC: Experiential, Participatory, Image-rich, and Connected. Teachers must remember that a lecture isn’t enough anymore

Because of the rapid cycles of change we’re experiencing these days, I propose that we must rethink how we connect with students every four years. Let me suggest a few. The following observations are about Generation iY that may help you as you attempt to communicate and connect with students today. Observation #1: They want to belong before they believe. Today’s student

In my last two blog posts, I’ve attempted to sound a warning about the potential crisis of Generation Y, because of their gigantic population. They will be the largest generation in modern history. In past gigantic generations, violence has followed. Big time violence, due to the fact that the economy could not sustain so many young people entering the adult

Yesterday, I provided two big statistics on the swelling population of this emerging generation of young people around the world. First, nearly half the world’s population is age 25 or younger. Second, when a population of youth bulges beyond 30%, violence tends to follow. It’s happening now worldwide. Today, 66 countries fit the criteria and 60 of those countries are

This simple blog post contains one of the most sobering discoveries made in recent history. Every year, I am in front of 50,000 to 60,000 students, staff and parents, talking about this next generation -- who they are and what adults can do to mentor them well. It always makes for a lively question and answer time. One question seems to come

I am certain you’ve heard some of the same stories I’ve heard over the last ten years. In communities around America, local hardware stores have been driven out of business by the entrance of a new Home Depot in town. Communities feel a similar impact when a Walmart sets up shop in town. Local discount stores just can’t compete with