I believe we must harness people’s aspirations if we have any hope of progress. If we teach students, we must help them harness their aspirations. If they don’t know “why” they are learning something they may never engage in the “what.” By looking at aspirations and results, both leaders and followers “soar.”

I’ve lost count of the number of occasions where I had to confront a person who I was leading or mentoring. Although it’s a natural part of leading a family, team or organization, I would often try to talk myself out of doing it, thinking that if I just ignored the problem it would go away. That, of course, is

It seems everyone is talking about leadership these days. Everyone’s an expert and everyone wants to write a book. While there’s nothing wrong with that in itself, the more folks jump into the pond, the more muddy it becomes. Leadership now has a thousand definitions. I’m convinced there are certain issues that cannot be separated from the practice of healthy leadership. 

Recently, I asked a faculty focus group what they hear students “say” in class. The top answers didn’t surprise me, but they did reveal a pattern in kids today: “I’m bored.” “This is too hard.” “Will this be on the test?” “What does this have to do with my life?” Granted, these are honest statements made by teenagers. They reveal a “Touch Screen Generation” who

Yesterday, I blogged about how young people today are part of a generation of “firsts.” Just like the Boomers were the first generation to grow up with TV,  high school and college students today are among a generation who are the first to experience several realities. In fact, because they’re initiating these realities, they may present a challenge to you