Today I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and writer for Growing Leaders. He also is the coauthor of our newest book, Marching Off the Map. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Andrew McPeak: The future, sometimes, can be a scary thought. It’s especially scary for students today, because all students think

This column was originally published on on September 28, 2017. You may not be shocked to learn that the majority of today’s emerging youth population see themselves as entrepreneurs. Instead of seeking that corner office in a large company, they envision creating or curating something and then selling it as a product or service. What’s amazing is—sometimes their lack of experience

Do you remember the 1990 movie, “Problem Child,” starring John Ritter and Michael Oliver? It was a comedy about a couple who adopt a boy, only to find out he’s terribly troubled, dysfunctional and even destructive to others. The film sparked two sequels, as it hit home with so many viewers. It’s a story that hits home with us because it’s

I get to meet some of the most amazing students as I travel. In fact, our entire team of speakers (at Growing Leaders) meets them, from secondary schools, to universities to international schools in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. As I meet these students, I am noticing something different. They are examples of the global research done

Not long ago, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, wrote and posted a letter to his newborn daughter. If you read it, you’ll find it interesting that he specifically encourages her (and her older sister) to “go outside and play.” Wow. That advice seems to be at odds with the empire Mark has built. Isn’t it interesting that tech icons such as Zuckerberg or

Change is in the wind when it comes to higher education in America. And it is changing the way both schools and students navigate a post-secondary education. Let’s start with tuition. Recently, The Wall Street Journal carried an article about how U.S. college tuition is growing at the slowest pace in decades. Seriously. On the heels of a nearly 400 percent