By now, you may have already heard this story, but I wanted to wait until it was closer to Christmas to comment on it here. At this time of year, I always try to write a piece that offers ideas on how we can better develop students during the holiday season. This year, I begin with a very odd circumstance

Yes, you're reading this headline correctly. There is a new and robust sense of entitlement among the emerging generation globally. Several college students from around the world are protesting those who accuse them of wrongdoing when they cheat -- explaining that it is their human right. Throughout history, university students have been prone to demonstrate for rights. And they're prone to

Follow @TimElmore With the emergence of technology on portable devices and social media, there is a new kind of relationship pattern emerging with students today. “Generation iY” (which makes up the second half of Gen. Y) faces a new dilemma. You might call it the “artificial relationship.” Finding out that someone doesn’t love you anymore is hard—not hearing anything at all is

Follow @TimElmore Oregon quarterback, Marcus Mariota, is one of the nicest college athletes you’ll ever meet. His talent is unquestioned, as this year’s winner of the Heisman trophy. His teammates talk, however, about how restrained he is; how he picks up his own and other people’s trash on the ground; how he hands out food to homeless guys on the streets;

Follow @TimElmore I was stopped dead in my tracks one morning after reading an interview Steve Jobs gave to New York Times reporter Nick Bilton. Shortly before Jobs passed away, Bilton asked him, “So your kids must love the iPad?” Jobs responded: “They haven’t used it. We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” What? Wait… Steve Jobs said that? Yep, and

Yesterday, I blogged about the importance for us, as leaders, to climb out of our “boxes” and think fresh thoughts. The easiest trap any successful leader can fall into is to slip into a box of conventionality and get stuck. We’re blinded, assuming that what got us to where we are will also get us to where we want to

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase “think outside the box.” It’s become a cliché among Americans today. We must remember, however, that clichés can be true, even if they’re overused. In this case, “think outside the box” contains a timeless truth that leaders must understand if they wish to remain effective in their organizations. In short, boxes represent conventional thinking: they