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Tim Elmore’s Favorite Things from 2020

By: Tim Elmore Each year, I usually post a list of my favorite books I’ve read the previous 12 months. This year, I am going to mix it up and go wider. Below, I have listed “a few of my favorite things,” (thank you Julie Andrews) thinking this might stimulate your mind and imagination. No…

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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…

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Why I Remain Optimistic About Generation Z

By: Tim Elmore       I just met a young woman on a podcast interview who helped me recapture my hope for the future. Her name is Shamma Al Mazrui, and she is from the United Arab Emirates. Shamma graduated from New York University, Abu Dhabi, as her nation’s first Rhodes Scholar. Shamma was then…

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Five Ideas to Manage Your Kids’ Screen Time in a Pandemic

By: Tim Elmore This may not surprise you, but since the pandemic started, kids’ screen time has doubled. Qustodio, a monitoring device that tracks screen time reports that kids’ screen time has increased 100 percent since the COVID-19 outbreak started. One dad noted that his son played video games 40 hours in a single week.…

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Time’s 2019 Person of the Year Is a Teenager

Have you heard of Greta Thunberg? In many ways, she’s a typical 16-year old student from Sweden. She’s an adolescent on social media who wants to change the world. The big difference is—she actually is changing the world right now. Greta was just named TIME magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year. Yep. She’s the youngest…

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Four Signs of the Times from the College Entrance Scandal

Something almost unbelievable just happened between parents and colleges in the U.S. It may be a sign of the times. Fifty people either bribed or bought their child’s admission into a prestigious university—simply because they could. All of them are affluent, and some of them are famous. Below is a summary of what happened. “The…

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Sometimes Leadership Is a Life or Death Situation

Sometimes helping students goes far deeper than our usual activities on a typical day. Take Sheila Fedrick’s situation for instance. Sheila is a flight attendant with Alaska Airlines. She’s a fifteen-year veteran and is good at her job. Typically, this means she has a pleasant attitude and serves nice cold drinks to the passengers. Oh,…

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Are We Really Wasting Time When We Play?

Last month, I enjoyed hearing best-selling author Daniel Pink at our RoundTable for Principals in Atlanta. Dan shared some highlights from his newest book, “When,” which is all about the science behind the best ways to leverage our time. Part of his session was about when we (and our kids) take time to play. Fred…

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Why Cultures Beat Policies Every Time

Have you ever wondered why people act a certain way that may seem strange to you? Why does that executive assistant refuse to smile and not respond to emails? How come my boss gets so tense once a month? And why does the shipping room manager become aggressive in the afternoons? The “freshman” year of…

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