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Five Hints for Starting Your Career Well

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Some time ago, our team received a note describing an all too frequent scenario: I am a 23-year-old male, single (recently dumped), employed as a restaurant server, a former high school soccer athlete, and an intermediate violinist. I identify as an agnostic and I plan on returning to school…

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Five Steps to Ensure a Positive Mood

15shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The one thing I hated most about my leadership in my early career was the unpredictability of my moods. I don’t think I was unusually moody, but I was aware that my disposition—sometimes volatile—affected the team I led. No doubt, they often wondered: Is this a good day to…

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How to Build Lasting Integrity in Kids

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Icebergs and Ice Cubes An iceberg has been used over and over again by instructors to illustrate hidden realities. We often talk about the “tip of the iceberg” meaning there’s a larger amount of unseen substance than what’s visible. It’s an analogy. The iceberg is one of our most…

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Five Gifts Athletes Need From Coaches

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Recently, I had the opportunity to share with the NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) community the following thoughts. I wanted to share them with you as well… I made an observation some time ago that’s been confirmed over and over, among student athletes. Most want to be…

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Six Tips to Building Raw Discipline This Year

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn January is a month when millions of people decide to become more disciplined. We commit to losing weight, focusing better, eating right, exercising more, etc. etc. Of course, those resolutions fade by March for most of us. Ugh. Our problem is that most of us misunderstand the art of…

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Re-Defining the High School Experience

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I just interviewed Leslie Smith, Head of School for Orange Lutheran High School in Orange County, California. Leslie and her incredible staff have become dear friends over the past three years—and we just honored her with our 2016 Growing Leaders Award for her work in cultivating a leadership culture…

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Are You a Coach or a Teacher?

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Follow @TimElmore Years ago, legendary basketball coach John Wooden told people that he didn’t see himself as a coach as much as a teacher. He referred to himself as an educator, and the game of basketball was merely a platform to instruct his athletes about winning in life. He…

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The Rise of Visual Intelligence

3shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Developmental psychologists have reminded us for years that people learn in different ways. Students, for instance, may be auditory learners, visual learners or kinesthetic learners—but all have to sit in the same classroom with a teacher who cannot possibly invest the time to specialize in each learning style. In…

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The Case for Well Rounded Kids

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Follow @TimElmore We live in a day when adults are pushing kids to discover their strengths and focus their lives. Thanks to the Gallup organization and author Marcus Buckingham, we have learned to concentrate on building strengths and to only play in that space. Not surprisingly, this has caused…

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Two Paths to Preparing for a Career

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn All of our lives, we’ve heard stories of people who are “outliers.” Men and women who dropped out of college (or never attended in the first place) and made their mark on the world anyway—people like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Ted Turner, Walt Disney, Wolfgang…

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