Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Dr. Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. With over 20 years of educational experience, Dr. Carstarphen has an impressive record of transformative educational leadership. She will also be a speaker at our upcoming National Leadership Forum 2017. Below are some highlights from our conversation. Here is the full audio of

Yesterday, I blogged about the damages of multi-tasking. As a multi-tasking addict, I have become a convert to mono-tasking—concentrating on one clear task at a time. I reject FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and embrace MONO . . . as in mono-tasking. Today, I want to offer some practical steps to become more mindful. As I noted yesterday, “mindfulness” has become

I remember becoming acutely aware of students’ multi-tasking abilities in 2005. I watched my daughter, who was a senior in high school, do her homework while also enjoying four other inputs—music from her iPod, a television show, her laptop and her phone, which enabled her to continue an ongoing conversation with a friend about a boy. Today, most of us can’t

Growing Leaders recently hosted three “Global Voices Gatherings” at our Atlanta offices. They were compelling meetings with youth executives from around the world. While there are differences in every nation, we all drew one conclusion: [Tweet "Today's youth need to be equipped to serve and lead."] As we consider the price tag for expanding our work with students internationally, the following statistics

I’ve drawn a conclusion. Because our young adults today are growing up in such a different world than the one their parents or employers did, we often see only the downside, rather than the upside of those differences. We can too easily spot how they’ve drifted from a good work ethic, good values and good social skills. It’s easy for me