I was recently reviewing some of our blogs over the last year and decided I'd share some of them with you. I know we're all busy, and that we can't read every article. But there might be one in the list below that you missed or want to read again. As you may know, there are leaders from many different fields that

Over the years, I’ve seen lots of changes in both high school and college sports. Better equipment, stronger pads and helmets, even better rules to foster sportsmanship among the players. But in my opinion, the last move made in Wisconsin is a well-intended mistake. The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association sent out a message (really a reminder of an existing rule they created)

Many of you who read my blog posts work in education. Perhaps you can shed some light on my topic today, one which I continue to grieve over—the challenges students are unable to work through on their university campuses. Did you know that Harvard University provides massage circles when tough topics are discussed that might traumatize their students? They also show

I write this blog with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek. I also write it as a parent of two young professionals, both of whom served in internships before stepping out into their careers. I have been an employer of college interns for more than thirty years as well. Yep. Three decades. I think I’ve seen it all: Students who

Years ago, I began to look for patterns of conduct in the finest coaches from college and professional sports. I met John Wooden, Pat Summit and Sue Enquist. I read of others like Vince Lombardi, Joe Paterno, Jim Valvano, Kay Yow and Dean Smith. All of these people were not only great coaches, they’re great people. While their styles varied, I

Today, I’m excited to share a conversation I had recently with Gene Smith. Gene not only serves as the Athletic Director at The Ohio State University, but also as Vice-President. Below are a few highlights from our conversation, but I encourage you to listen to the full conversation. https://growingleaders.com/podcast/Resources/Gene_Smith_Interview.mp3   Tim Elmore: You were an athlete nearly 35-40 years ago now, but

If you’re like most Americans, you bought a ticket and saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the biggest movie blockbuster of last year. It will likely break all kinds of records before its run in the movie theatres is over (indeed, it already has). Here’s a story about the movie, however, that I loved most. Movie star Daniel Craig, who’s played James

As 2015 came to a close, an unbelievable story resurfaced in the news. Do you remember hearing about Ethan Couch, the kid who got drunk, drove his pickup truck off the road, killed four people, and then ran from the accident to avoid the consequences? (I blogged about this story in 2014.) While this is appalling enough, the story went

I just met a junior from Miami University in Ohio. He was like so many others I meet: full of potential, but lacking clear ambition about a career. It’s not so much because he lacks a vision; it’s because he has twenty visions for his future, and it has paralyzed him from taking clear steps toward his future. Others, who