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Four Things You Should Watch to Better Understand Generation Z

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today’s blog is from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker and the Vice President of Content for Growing Leaders. He is also the co-author of Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing Nine Hidden Challenges of the Most Anxious Population. When I’m on the road and in conversations with…

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The State of Today’s Students Around the World

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Three years ago, our organization, Growing Leaders, hosted focus groups of international leaders called Global Voices Gatherings. More than 30 leaders of youth organizations and educational institutions from 10 countries (including Singapore, Great Britain, Brazil, Ethiopia, Mexico, Canada, Egypt, South Africa, Italy, and the United States) joined us in…

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Three Leadership Topics to Discuss with Your Team

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Since the beginning of this year, I have experienced new territory as a leader. Change is in the wind. Major change. Our organization, Growing Leaders, endured a plateau in its growth, and some team members moved out of state. It forced our leadership’s team members to examine ourselves in…

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The Latest Research on the Mental Effects of Social Media Usage

29shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I have a deal to make with you. If you’ll read the research below on what screen time is doing to teenagers in America, and you feel it might be helpful for your young people to know about this research—print this article, grab a latte together and talk it…

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Survey Results: Today’s Students Are Skipping College

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’ll never forget reading the statistic, “90 percent of millennials who graduate from high school attend college within eight years.” That was the highest number on record and would have tilted the workforce in both positive and negative ways. (Very good to have so many college-educated professionals. Not so…

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Six Ways to Separate Your Kids from Their Phones

17shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Do you remember what life was like before we had smartphones? How about life before cell phones? I do. And while I love my iPhone today, sometimes I miss the days when we weren’t tethered to our portable devices. The New York Times recently ran an article that caught…

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Is it OK for Boomerang Kids to Move Back Home?

1shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I frequently have parents ask me if it’s wrong to allow young adult children to move back home with them after they have moved out or following graduation from college. In some countries around the world it is perfectly normal. In others, it is a sign of unreadiness and…

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The Importance of Reducing Moral Hazards with Students

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Last year, two educators shared a similar story with me about students who learned how to work the “school system.” Each of the students purposely did poorly on their exams at the beginning of the school year. They answered questions almost randomly. By midterm, they put more thought into…

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The Importance of Radical Independence

1shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This week, Americans celebrate our anniversary as a nation. But did you know that when the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical. Although some politicians advocated independence from England—the average American,…

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