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The Top Five Issues Generation Z & Millennials Say They Care About

24shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I asked an 18-year old high school senior what she cared about most. “I don’t just mean your family and friends,” I clarified. “I mean what issues and concerns do you think about most.” She blinked and stared at me for a moment, then replied, “No adult has ever…

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What We Can Learn About Leading Students from Instagram

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Angela is in the sixth grade. Her parents have chosen to not purchase a smart phone for her yet, because they see the anxiety social media platforms cause Angela’s peers. When my teammate Andrew McPeak asked her if she wishes she had a phone, her response was insightful.  She…

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“In Other Words” – Why is Teaching with Images so Effective? (Part 1)

41shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Over a period of five days, I plan to blog about the research and history behind the idea of teaching with pictures. It’s actually quite fascinating, and sets up our release of three Habitudes® resources this month. Yesterday, we took a brief look at history and how cultures engaged…

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Seven Emotions That Follow a Sense of Entitlement

52shares 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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12 Must Read Leadership Books for Young Adults

65shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn As I travel and speak to college students, I’m often asked what are the best books for a young leader to read. Years ago, I created a list of “Must Reads” for established leaders, but below, I list what I consider great reads for emerging leaders—teens and twenty-somethings who…

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Five Signs of Entitlement in Our Kids

33shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A New York based firm met with a group of recent college graduates to talk about their careers. During the conversation, the potential employer asked the grads this question: What’s the one word HR execs use more than any other to describe the mindset of your generation? It begins…

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Four Workplace Rules Gen Z Team Members Should Learn

24shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This past month, I found myself speaking at events to business managers, university executives and athletic directors about “generational diversity.” Today, we not only experience ethnic diversity and gender diversity in the workplace, but a diversity of generations attempting to work together, including Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and…

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A Good Change Between Millennials and Generation Z

6shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I probably don’t need to tell you—the kids who make up Generation Z are not merely a continuation of the Millennial Generation. The times are different; culture has shifted and more realities are uncertain than ever before. Let me illustrate some of the shifts that have happened from one…

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My Commitment: To Make Myself Useful to Generation Z

21shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently spoke to a university student who candidly told me what he was up to. As he shared his political views, his plans for a career, his spiritual beliefs and his fluid gender identification—I immediately smiled, as I knew it was a departure from his parents’ worldview. When I…

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