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The Timothy Alexander Story: How He Overcame Two Tragedies

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Each week—leading up to Giving Tuesday—we are posting a story of a person who has experienced someone’s generosity. We call it “The Art of Generosity.” We shared the story of Truett Cathy and John Maxwell, and today, I want you to meet Timothy Alexander. Timothy has become one of…

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Seven Symptoms of an Under-Functioning Parent

31shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn It almost seems as if today’s parents can be divided into subsets, depending on how they approach their duties. We’ve all heard about the “snowplow” or the “lawnmower” parents—these are intrusive moms and dads who plow or mow down any obstacle in the way of their child’s progress. According…

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It’s Time to Evaluate Your Parenting Style

15shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently had the privilege of meeting with parents and grandparents to discuss parenting styles across the country and through the years. As you might imagine, we laughed a lot at how times have changed—and how parenting methods and priorities have shifted as well. We had four generations represented…

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Three Common Missteps Leaders Must Avoid

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I read two articles recently that caught my attention. They did so because each published a report illustrating a moral failure that 21st-century leaders commit far too often. In fact, we hear stories like this every year. I believe our problem is—we value production over principles. Ford Knew Their…

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What We Can Learn from the Perry Preschool Project

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Recently, I wrote about James Heckman who evaluated the GED Program results after five decades and recorded his findings. Heckman is an economist and a 2000 Nobel Peace Prize Winner from the University of Chicago. He noticed that even young adults who earned their GED (General Education Development) were…

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Five Errors Parents Must Correct to Prepare Generation Z for a Career

17shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A friend of mine sent me a Twitter thread that vividly illustrates the need for better leadership in our homes. I will keep the people involved anonymous, as the story you’re about to read borders on unbelievable. It happened recently at a workplace and involved a supervisor and her…

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The Danger of Single Sport Athletes

26shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Parents have made another shift in a single generation. While parents raising Millennials became famous for giving trophies or ribbons to their children just for participating, parents of Generation Z (often Millennial parents) have pushed their kids to the other extreme, driving them to compete at a high level…

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Leading Adolescents Through the Paradox of Their Teenage Years

6shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Teenagers experience a strange paradox. During adolescence kids feel two chemical tugs on their heart that can seem contradictory. On the one hand, they feel pulled toward independence and autonomy as their brains are being pruned and they seek to find their unique place in society. It’s during this…

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