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Tim Elmore

On Leading the Next Generation


Generation Z

How Three Young Leaders Went Beyond Boasting and Posting to Hosting

2shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn As sad as they are, I find that treasures often emerge after a tragedy. That’s exactly what we’ve seen in the aftermath of the George Floyd murder at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Over the last several weeks, the whole world has witnessed protesters, mostly young…

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How to Lead Generation Z When You’re Not in Charge

6shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Leading is never easy–especially when you don’t have a badge. And it can be even tougher when you attempt to lead students. By this, I mean gaining authority in a teen’s life is an accomplishment, especially if you have no title or position of leadership. Consider this case study…

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How Student Leadership is Morphing for Generation Z

21shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn “I see leadership differently than my parent’s generation does.” Those are the words of Brandon, a college sophomore, who ended his semester at home when the entire student body at Vanderbilt University left due to COVID-19. The coronavirus is changing us, and Brandon believes it is only accelerating a…

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Do You Know What Your Student-Athletes Need from You Now?

18shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I spoke to a couple of NCAA Division One coaches by phone last week. Both were holding up OK but were inquiring about how to manage their current reality as both student-athletes and coaches are separated, routines are upset, and so many are anxious. Recruiting looks different. Strength and…

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How to Help Generation Z Break Free from the All-or-Nothing Mindset

18shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you noticed what’s happening around our country? Psychologists call it all-or-nothing thinking. It’s when a person assumes: My life is either awesome or it’s terrible. My job is either fantastic or it’s disgusting. I am either beautiful or I am ugly. My classmates are either smart or they’re…

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How the Coronavirus Could Affect Generation Z

27shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Every time period in history is shaped by the significant events that occur during that season. Each generation is marked by shared experiences, music, heroes, villains, tragedies, TV shows and economies. Let’s walk down memory lane: My parents grew up during the Great Depression and brought a “waste not,…

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