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What Generation Z Is Looking for in Leaders

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Have you heard the terms, “Finsta” and “Rinsta?” They represent a fresh vocabulary for a new generation that wants more privacy on-line than previous generations: Finsta is a term for fake or friendly Instagram accounts. They allow a teen to have an unreal platform to post but not get caught…

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Marches & Elections: Gen Z Isn’t Waiting for Permission to Change the World

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Sophie is a high school junior. I met her a few weeks ago during an invigorating conversation with several of her peers. When the topic of social change came up, she chimed in with a memorable line: “We’re not waiting for adults to make the changes we need in our…

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New Report Details the Devastating Effects Social Media Is Having on Generation Z

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today, we hear from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders.  A study released in Jan 2018 by Barna Research Group reveals that Generation Z is more emotionally affected by the perils of social media than other generations who are also online. Utilizing a quantitative survey…

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Five Strategies to Prevent Gen Z from Being a Distracted Generation

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Ah, we’re entering Oscar season again, where filmmakers and performers are awarded by the Academy for their work. It reminds me of what happened last year. Do you remember the fiasco that happened a year ago? It was at the 2017 Oscar Awards that one of the biggest mistakes in…

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How New Technology Shapes Each New Generation

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Oh, how each generation living on planet earth experiences life through their own lens. The Baby Boomers have become people who live to work, while Millennials are often seen as a population who works to live. Japan has invented a new phrase in the workplace: “death by overwork” and is…

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The Great Divide Between Generation Z and Millennials

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently met a woman who’s 99 years old. She’s amazing and still able to articulate the vast history she lived through during the 20th century. She was born on the heels of World War I and remembers people talking about the battles fought in Europe, women’s voting rights and…

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The Masked Generation: Five Ways to Build Confidence

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently watched a debate panel, made up of college students. Two sides were debating a controversial issue and one student, in particular, was dominating the argument. He was articulate, intelligent and, most of all, confident. After it was over, I approached this young sophomore. It was then I was…

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The Biggest Changes Generation Z Brings to the Adult World

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Susan Sawyer, M.D. of the Murdoch Children’s Institute confirmed something I have been saying for years now: being an adolescent today is very different than it was even 20 years ago. Certainly, it’s different than when I was a teen. The adolescent phase of human development now lasts much longer…

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Six Terms that Summarize Generation Z’s Mindset

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn In 2016, Growing Leaders hosted five focus groups, made up of high school and middle school teens, from various states across the U.S. Our purpose was to uncover the mindset of these students and how it has shifted from that of the Millennials. Today, I offer you six commonly used…

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Four Changes That Will Win the Heart of Generation Z Students

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Ours is a world where students are savvy and aware—and very difficult to “wow.” Many are well-informed, well-entertained and have already traveled to places we never traveled until we were well into our adult lives. They scroll through their phones looking for something that will capture their interest. Due to…

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