How to Help Students Fight a Victim Mentality
By: Tim Elmore I read two recent news stories that left me stunned. One young man from India chose to sue his parents for giving birth to him. He argued that he never asked to be born into this crazy world, and he wants some cash for having to endure it. I am not kidding. Another news story reported that a set of
What Do We Do When Kids Show More Courage than Police?
By: Tim Elmore Did you hear what just happened? Last week, Girl Scouts of the USA posthumously awarded ten-year-old Amerie Jo Garza of Uvalde, Texas, one of the highest honors bestowed in Girl Scouting: the “Bronze Cross.” Notice—the honor was given to Amerie Jo after she died. The Bronze Cross is awarded for saving or attempting to save a life at the risk
Five Ways the Pandemic Changed Team Members From Generation Z
By: Tim Elmore I distinctly remember interviewing for a full-time job with John C. Maxwell in 1982. John was not famous yet, except in certain circles, but he already displayed lots of agency. His personality filled the room. I was graduating college that year, and he expressed an interest in my skills. When I look back at that exchange, which later turned
How to Make the Most of Your Brain Based on Your Generation
By: Tim Elmore I just made a discovery. For the first time in my life, I realized I know people who are from seven sociological generations. My aunt and uncle are from the Senior generation (1902-1928). My mother and father-in-law are from the Builders generation (1929-1945). My wife and I are both from the baby boomer generation (1946-1964). My teammates Shawn and