Tuesday, I began a series of blogs suggesting timely new years’ resolutions for us. Yesterday, I suggested the model the life you want others to live. Today’s post is huge and was sparked by a USA Today article in yesterday’s paper. Like many of you -- I like sports. I mean, I really like sports. At Growing Leaders, we work with dozens

Yesterday, I posed a question to you. I asked if you needed help with a new year’s resolution. Maybe you are not the type who makes these anymore, since they often wear off by March. But -- if you’d like help on one, I have some thoughts. How about this one… Model the life you want others to live. I hate it

The new year is upon us -- a time when millions of Americans make “resolutions” they plan to keep for the new year. Most of them have something to do with personal improvement; like losing weight, saving money, working out, etc. I was wondering this week if you needed some help on yours? If so, for the next few days, I plan

Pew Research released their latest findings in 2010 about the various generations living in America and their online habits. It was interesting. As you could predict, online activity was up for every generation -- especially those over 74-years-old. (It seems many elders finally bought in!) One shift, however, was a decrease in activity among Generation Y. They are declining in an

I remember serving on a leadership team as a twenty-something. It was long ago, but the memory is still fresh, because something happened that’s been repeated over and over since that time. There was a strange person on our team. By strange I mean -- she often said things that either didn’t fit the topic we were discussing, or she blurted

Two movies came out this fall. In fact, they were showing in cinemas across our nation simultaneously. Their titles: “Conviction” starring Hillary Swank, and “The Next Three Days” starring Russell Crowe. Both are intense movies involving a similar plot: The lead character feels compelled to rescue a convicted murderer from prison, whom they know is innocent. Both are great stories. The

Today is my final post in my “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour. We have covered how to cultivate generosity, patience, gratitude, service, perspective, love, faith, positive attitudes, obedience, kindness, and peacefulness in your kids at Christmas. In this final post, I will share with you how you can grow joy in your kids this Christmas. If you missed

Today, is day 11 of my “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour. I’ve been giving ideas for parents to help them navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and creating family moments with life long impact. Yesterday, I shared how we cultivate kindness in our homes at Christmas on Daniel Decker’s blog. You may be amazed at how viral kindness

Yesterday, I gave some ideas on how we can cultivate obedience in our children during this holiday season on Jenni Catron’s blog. My hope is you’re finding ways to implement these ideas from my “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour posts. In short, we’re talking about tips for parents to help them navigate the difficult traps of the holidays,

I’ve been giving tips for parents to help them navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and creating family moments with life long impact in my “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour. I started this week with talking about growing faith in your kids on Eric Bryant’s blog and yesterday, I talked about growing positive attitudes in your kids on

I’m continuing the “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour. Over the past week, I’ve been giving ideas for parents to help them navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and creating family moments with life long impact. Over the weekend, I talked about growing faith in your kids on Eric Bryant’s blog, and growing love with your kids on Maurilio

This weekend, I’m continuing the “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour. We’re talking about tips for parents to help them navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and creating family moments with life long impact. Yesterday, I talked about growing love with your kids on Maurilio Amorim’s blog. Today, Eric Bryant is hosting my blog. Eric serves as an elder, speaker

This weekend, I’m continuing the “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour. We’re talking about tips for parents to help them navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and creating family moments with life long impact. Yesterday, I talked about creating perspective with your kids on Greg Surratt's blog. Today, my good friend, Maurilio Amorim, is hosting my blog. Maurilio is the

I hope you are finding my posts on the “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” insightful as you invest in your own children. We’re talking about tips for parents to help them navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and create family moments with life long impact. I began my blog tour on Michael Hyatt’s blog talking about helping your kids develop

Today is day 4 of my “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour. We’re talking about tips for parents to help them navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and create family moments with life long impact. I kicked things off on Michael Hyatt’s blog talking about helping your kids develop a sense of generosity this season. On Tuesday, we

I’m having a blast doing this “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour.  We’re talking about tips for parents to help them navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and create family moments with life long impact. I kicked things off on Michael Hyatt’s blog talking about helping your kids develop a sense of generosity this season, and then we

Yesterday, Michael Hyatt kicked-off my “12 Days of Christmas Parenting” blog tour. Incase you missed it, the 1st idea was: Growing generosity in your kids at Christmas. I'm guest posting on the blog sites of some of my favorite people. We're sharing tips for parents on how to navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and creating moments with life long

Christmas is right around the corner. Over the next 2 weeks, I’ll be posting a holiday blog tour called: "The 12 Days of Christmas Parenting.” You’ll find me visiting and posting on the blog sites of some of my favorite people. I’ll share tips for parents on how to navigate the difficult traps of the holidays, and create moments with life long

I had the opportunity to interview Connie Podesta at Chick-fil-A’s Leadercast 2010 earlier this year. She is an entertaining, professional keynote speaker and change expert focused on leadership, sales, communication, and relationships. In this interview, Connie tells me, “Know what you’re worth or no one else will.” I agree. We need to understand our value, believe in our value and measure

Incase this is your first time reading my blog, I have asked people to send us, Growing Leaders, stories of iY students who have made a difference in their world. I have received several stories via email and Facebook. Below is Katrina Winnett’s story. Thanks for sharing with me, Thereasa. ---------- Katrina is the daughter of Greg & Thereasa Winnett. Katrina is