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The Many Unseen Roles Teachers Fill Today

After a faculty training event, I was approached by a professor who admitted to me that while he enjoyed my presentation—he was exhausted by his classroom work. He told me he’d been teaching for thirty-one years and frankly, “kids don’t pay attention or work as hard as they did back in the 80s.” It was…

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How to Correct a Student’s Negative Perception

Note: I’m excited to announce that our National Leadership Forum 2017 has now officially sold out! If you are still interested in registering than you can join the waitlist by clicking here. I’m looking forward to being with you all next week on June 22-23. _________________________________________________________________________________________ I recently spoke to a university faculty member who…

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The Four Seasons of Growth for Students

Recently, I spoke to teachers who said they’d each received notes or calls from former students, years after they graduated. The good news is, in every case, the young adult wanted to thank their instructor for a particular conversation, for a unique experience or for a class discussion that marked them. Permanently. We all love…

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Ten Ideas to Build Confidence in Teens

We just received survey responses from students in a variety of locations around the world. In our survey, we asked what leadership skill or quality students believe they lack the most. While respondents were kids of various ages and from a variety of locations (low income and high affluence), most shared something in common. They…

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How to Undo Our Biggest Mistake in Leading Students

Today, we hear from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders.  I’ve been reading a lot about brains lately. Did you know that our brains rewire themselves based on activity or inactivity? This can happen in a relatively short amount of time—just a few weeks, typically. Did you know that “we…

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Is a Savvy Student a Mature Student?

This month, I took a week to celebrate the graduation of both of my adult children. Our family traveled to London and Paris and enjoyed the sites and tastes of Europe. While there, we had a number of people recommend we see the show, “Moulin Rouge.” In the words of several of them, it was…

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A Graduation Speech You Can Believe

I just gave a commencement speech for my daughter’s graduating class. I’m a proud dad. She just finished three grueling years as a graduate student going into the field of counseling. I believe in those young professionals as they enter this vital field. But reflecting on what words I would share with those young grads…

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