Last week, Jenny McCarthy posted an intriguing question in her blog. She’d just visited a restaurant in North Carolina who had placed a sign near the entrance. It simply read: “Screaming Children Will Not Be Tolerated.” Jenny’s question, of course, was: Is this discriminatory or brilliant? She went on to suggest that while she understands young children will experience outbursts from time-to-time,

I just read the numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. The population of kids worldwide from birth to college age is 2,987,230,232. In case this number represents too many digits for you -- that’s nearly three billion people. It’s about half of the world’s population. There is a worldwide swelling of young people. In China and India (the two largest

Last month, I spoke to a CEO who just finished hiring a batch of twenty-somethings. When I asked what college they’d graduated from, he said he didn’t know, because he’d stopped hiring American graduates. He was going to India to find young talent because -- unlike Americans -- they are ready for the workplace. The American kids, he said, were

Yesterday, I began to address the specific struggles young males have in Generation Y. I suggested there are at least seven reasons boys struggle. Here is part two of the list: 4. The Media: Television, Movies and Music TV dilemmas are resolved in thirty minutes. The Internet can be manipulated at will. Students can log off Facebook -- and visit Second Life.

If you read my blogs each week -- you know I believe in kids. At Growing Leaders, we are committed to equipping this emerging generation to be healthy, life-giving leaders. However, worldwide, adults are experiencing a dilemma as they attempt to connect with and teach students. One primary trouble spot among Generation Y is the male gender. Something has happened on

Yesterday, I began a two-part series. I am sharing 8 ideas for leaders on working with young adults from Generation Y. Yesterday, I relayed the first 4 ideas: 1. Create incentive for them. 2. Micro-manage at first. 3. Let them share ideas. 4. Launch a mutual-mentoring initiative. Let me share another 4 ideas that I hope will spark some of your own. 5. Communicate the importance

For the last three months, recent college graduates have been hunting for work. They represent the most unemployed demographic in the American population. They are forced to make adjustments from campus life to the corporate world. For many, it’s a huge chasm. In this blog and tomorrows, I’d like to share a handful of practical ideas I’ve seen work as employers

I’m sure you’ve heard about it on the news. A Gainesville, Florida pastor named Terry Jones and his church congregation threatened to burn copies of the Quran this past Saturday, September 11th, the anniversary of terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. This was their way of responding to the Islamic activities from that day and since that time. Pastor Jones got

This past Friday, I spoke at Jefferson High School in East Texas. I met with the school superintendant and her staff, then did an assembly for the student body, met with the football team, and finally had lunch with the head football coach. It was the coach that arranged this series of meetings. His name is Scott Hale. He has been

I have the privilege of meeting fairly regularly with an extremely intelligent man named Mark Bauerlein. Mark is a writer for The Wall Street Journal, he’s authored numerous books and he’s a faculty member at Emory University in Atlanta. This last time we met, I brought a camera man. I wanted to get Mark’s observations on students today, the kids that

I have the privilege of meeting fairly regularly with an extremely intelligent man named Mark Bauerlein. Mark is a writer for The Wall Street Journal, he’s authored numerous books and he’s a faculty member at Emory University in Atlanta. This last time we met, I brought a camera man. I wanted to get Mark’s observations on students today, the kids that

I have the privilege of meeting fairly regularly with an extremely intelligent man named Mark Bauerlein. Mark is a writer for The Wall Street Journal, he's authored numerous books and he's a faculty member at Emory University in Atlanta. This last time we met, I brought a camera man. I wanted to get Mark's observations on students today, the kids that

There’s something you should know about these young employees who are just now gracing your workplace. In many ways, the newest hires are not like Generation X or the Baby Boomers before them. They are Generation iY, who grew up in the “I” world, online. Their world has produced a set of expectations that leaders should recognize. Below is a

This is a question worth our attention today: Can texting from a cell phone become addictive? Should it be treated like other addictive narcotics or stimulants? I know that sounds a bit crazy, but doctors and psychologists are now answering the question and their answers my surprise you. Their conclusion? According to a CBS report from Philadelphia, “Teenagers are becoming addicted

For the past two days, I have blogged about what ingredients are needed in the leadership development process. Following a great conference (event), what must be part of the follow-up if you plan to sustain the momentum you gained at the event? I shared the first 3 essentials yesterday. Here are the others: 4. Real-Time Modeling A good process always includes a