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Three Statistics that Will Change the Way You Think about Generation Z

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders. How well do you think you know Generation Z? Years ago I was speaking to a group of adults who were leading students in schools across the country. While most of them were leading…

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How Generation Z is Changing the World of Dating

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you noticed? High school and college students from Generation Z are approaching “dating”…uh…differently. I just spoke to Sophia, a sophomore in high school. The last time she and I talked she was dating a guy named Conner. In our recent conversation I asked if they were still dating…

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What Short-Term Thinking Does to Our Kids

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you read the latest updates on the largest college admissions bribery scandal in our history?  The original story was—at least 50 parents paid bribes to get their children admitted into prestigious universities, like Stanford, Yale, UCLA, Wake Forest, USC and others. It was an atrocious attempt by parents…

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Six Defining Characteristics of Generation Z

191shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I wish you could meet Lizzy. Or Dane. Or, for that matter, Seth and Carly. These students have all been born since September 11, 2001—a marker in our U.S. history that will always divide those born in the 20th century from those born afterward. I was with these students…

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How to Prevent a Negative Social Media Impact

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Everyone reading this already knows about the negative impact social media has had on our students and our world. While social media apps are neutral in themselves, people have misused and abused those sites, fostering anxiety, depression, cyber-bullying and even suicide among preteens and teens. The good news is,…

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Parents Are Losing Their Kids to Video Games

32shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders. I recently read a commentary from a parent in the Chicago Tribune that was equally troubling and hilarious. This dad detailed the strange habits of his “Fortnite-obsessed” kids: waking up early to play the…

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Seven Emotions That Follow a Sense of Entitlement

35shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Follow @TimElmore A few short years ago, corporate executives were asked what single word best describes the recent college graduates entering their workplace. The word they selected? Entitled. Interestingly, when recent graduates were asked to guess what descriptive word these executives had chosen that begins with the letter “e,”…

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