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Four Ways to Refuel This Summer

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn So many leaders today seek a life of balance. For years, we’ve discussed the elusive work/life balance—and I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who perfectly achieved it. Balance as we understood it doesn’t exist. No one perfectly divides his or her life into equal slices. Instead, life ebbs and…

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How to Say “No” Without Damaging Morale

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Let me ask you a question. How do you suppose you’d feel if you offered several suggestions to your supervisor, only to have every one of them rejected? It’s a rhetorical question. We all know it doesn’t feel good. So—how do we lead our teams, and even more so, our…

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Three Phases that Make Learning Stick: Podcast #45

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Dr. Britt Andreatta. Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader, author, and speaker on learning and leadership. She will also be a speaker at our upcoming National Leadership Forum 2017. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim Elmore: In your first book,…

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Three Things I Did Right in 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Yesterday, I hung out my dirty laundry. I blogged about five mistakes I made in 2016 as a leader. They were: focusing so much on outcomes that I missed some outcasts and outliers; assuming I could do more than possible in a day but less than possible in a year;…

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Five Mistakes I Made as a Leader in 2016

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I spend time each January processing the mistakes and progress I made the previous year. Like many, I find January is a great month to make adjustments and course corrections on my life. Below, I’ve included five mistakes I made this past year. I hope my transparency will benefit you…

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How Adults Sabotage a Growth Mindset in Students

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I just read some research that gave me pause. Did you know that parents who view failure as a “negative experience,” have kids who are more likely to believe that intelligence is fixed and can’t be increased? I don’t think that’s something we want to cultivate, is it? When my…

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The Wonderful Role Discomfort Plays in Students’ Growth

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A significant spat occurred last fall on more than one Ivy League college campus. In one exchange, a student reprimanded a teacher for pushing them into too much independence and self-reliance. (Hmm. Isn’t that what becoming an adult is about?) The student blasted these words: “It is your job to…

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