I recently spoke with a school administrator who offered one more example of how parents today are choosing to lead their children. I’ve heard this example twice in the last month—and it’s illustrative of far too many parents. Evidently, a high school student recently brought a note from her doctor to school. The note requested that this teen be moved to

Today, I’m thrilled to share a conversation with Dr. Wayne Hammond. Dr. Hammond is the President and Executive Director of Resiliency Initiatives where he and his team work to build resiliency in students to effectively cope with life’s challenges. Here are some highlights from our conversation. https://growingleaders.com/podcast/Resources/Wayne.Hammond.mp3 Tim Elmore: Wayne, you’ve worked in education and with educators for decades, take a moment

Some say today that leadership development is overrated. Folks talk about it too much. After all, not everyone is supposed to be a leader. Right? I suppose if you define a “leader” in a traditional way, meaning it’s the person with a position at the top of the organization, then, it’s true. Not everyone will be the CEO, the president, or

I just finished spending time with three professional baseball teams at spring training. During meetings with all three teams, I had conversations with managers and coaches about technology and athletes. The players’ addiction to cell phones remains an issue of contention. If he took them away, one coach argued, he’d have a revolt on his hands. Minimally, the players would go through

It happens every year. An incredible college athlete gets drafted to go pro, but one year into his career—it becomes clear he’s already reached his potential. He peaked in college. We’ve all seen a marvelous AP high school student—who everyone knew was going to take Yale or Princeton by storm— get stuck. She not only floundered at college, she dropped

The Harvard Graduate School of Education just released a report, performed in collaboration with dozens of educators across the nation, called, “Making Caring Common.” Its concern was the current culture among students toward selfishness and personal success, instead of community success and the common good. Evidently, selfish ambition at the expense of the community has gone viral. In the words of the

This week, I’ve teamed up with my colleague, Andrew McPeak, to offer two lists you may be interested in. Andrew and I are from two different generations; I am a Baby Boomer and Andrew is a Millennial. We enjoy a great relationship, and felt we could explore the lies each generation tells themselves about the other—and often, don’t even realize