I recently met with several NCAA Division One coaches to talk about building leadership in their student athletes. Almost everyone agreed that while today’s young athletes may be as gifted as ever, they usually come to college unable to lead their teammates. Or, perhaps a better term is—unwilling. Why? Few want to do the tough stuff of leadership. Confronting bad behavior in

For months, I’ve been talking about the data and predictions in my newest book, Marching Off the Map—Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World. It was written for anyone who cares about the emerging generation, regardless of whether you’re a parent, educator, coach, employer, aunt, uncle or youth worker. It’s a research-based book filled with intrigue and hope. Today, I’m pleased

Recently, I was interviewed for a radio broadcast on Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. I joined the program host Celeste Headlee and investigators J. Bahan Rich and Trebor Randle from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. It was a difficult conversation, as the topic was suicide prevention. Our state has seen a spike in teen suicides already this year, and people are wondering

Perhaps you heard the announcement. The president and CEO of Toshiba, Satoshi Tsunakawa, warned recently that the 142-year-old Japanese electronics giant may fold soon. They’re finding it hard to keep the company afloat. Let me remind you of why this is such incredible news. For decades, Toshiba was at the forefront of the tech revolution. They introduced Americans to high-end televisions and

So many leaders today seek a life of balance. For years, we’ve discussed the elusive work/life balance—and I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who perfectly achieved it. Balance as we understood it doesn’t exist. No one perfectly divides his or her life into equal slices. Instead, life ebbs and flows. From times of extreme investment to times of withdrawal

Breaking news hit the airwaves in June that reflected how much the digital world is changing the way we live our lives. In a first-of-its-kind story, Michelle Carter, 20 years old, was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, after her former boyfriend, Conrad Roy, committed suicide in his pickup truck in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. “Wait,” you say. “How could someone be guilty of manslaughter

The story unfolds before our very eyes. Legendary head basketball coach Rick Pitino, of the Louisville Cardinals, received a clear message from the NCAA: “You can’t claim you didn’t know what was going on.” You’ve likely heard the story. Last month, the NCAA released its findings on the prostitutes and strippers invited to “serve” the student athletes and recruits over a four-year

Today, we hear from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders.  I met two students recently who painted a perfect picture of the struggle that we all face . . . when trying to make leaders out of the next generation. I was speaking to a group of students at a school in Georgia. They actually came to

Today we celebrate our past. Independence Day is a remembrance of our ancestors that make up American history. Forefathers like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and Benjamin Franklin sacrificed their lives to live out what they believed. They fought for American independence and won our freedom in the 18th century. I join you in that celebration. At the same time, I propose we