Follow @TimElmore Think for a moment about the changes that have taken place over the last few generations. It sounds cliché, but we’re definitely living in a new day. As I observe the realities of our time, I notice people have the same needs we did 50 years ago — the only difference is that we’ve found new ways to meet

Follow @TimElmore Let’s walk down memory lane. Do you remember the hilarious segments of Jay Leno on The Tonight Show called “Jay Walking”, in which he interviewed everyday people on the street about familiar facts from U.S. history? Here are a few of the questions he asked: Q: What country did America fight in the Revolutionary War? A: France. Or, was it

Follow @TimElmore As the 2016 presidential campaign heats up, we can be sure of one thing: the cost of a college education will be a primary topic. More and more politicians, as well as business leaders, are hopping into the conversation, suggesting that education is migrating toward ”free.” Every kid deserves a chance at higher education without amassing huge debt. It’s an

Follow @TimElmore Have you heard of “Hikikomori”? It’s a phenomenon that we first read about in Japan, but it has spread to other cultures such as Spain, France, Italy, and Latin America. It’s a trend describing socially withdrawn youth. And the trend is spreading. According to the University of Michigan, “They are modern day hermits—hundreds of thousands of young people who have

Follow @TimElmore You remember first reading about the Millennial Generation, don’t you? These were the new kids fifteen years ago who all wanted to start non-profits, dedicate their lives to helping other people, and change the world before ever buying a home. And, they would not “settle” for those materialistic priorities mom and dad pursued. A new poll, however — sponsored by

Follow @TimElmore Get ready. Over the next few years, we’ll be hearing more and more about the “next” generation of kids emerging into young adulthood. They’re the kids following Generation Y, often called Generation Z. According to studies that classify Generation Z as students born since 2001, they are a smaller population who grew up with different realities than the Millennials.

Follow @TimElmore As I travel, I meet leaders who consistently ask about hiring and firing staff. How do we find good members and how do we cultivate their talent? How do we find young staff members who possess a strong work ethic and great attitudes? Great questions. Whether you’re student affairs staff or an HR executive in business, we all face