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Six Strategies for Building Perseverance in Students

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I recently listened to an interview between two neuroscientists and a group of elderly people, all over the age of 80. In the conversation, it became clear that some of these elders were losing their short-term memories and even experiencing early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. They spoke to the…

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10 Visible Signs of Stress in Students—and How to Spot Them

17shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I listened in on a conversation between young women recently. The girls were from various high schools and colleges, and they were talking about surviving school. I was struck by how much they used the term stressed out. It was the most frequently verbalized term in their discussion. Today,…

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Five Sources of Stress in Teens

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Chad lives with his grandparents whose income is so low they live well below the poverty line in his school district. Because the school is understaffed and has only one counselor, Chad is consistently living in distress, possessing no coping skills. Sara is bullied and sexually harassed as a…

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Three Leadership Topics to Discuss with Your Team

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Since the beginning of this year, I have experienced new territory as a leader. Change is in the wind. Major change. Our organization, Growing Leaders, endured a plateau in its growth, and some team members moved out of state. It forced our leadership’s team members to examine ourselves in…

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What If Leadership Didn’t Just Come from the Team Captain?

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The first Monday Night Football game of 2019 between the Houston Texans and the New Orleans Saints was a great one. “The Saints took possession with 37 seconds remaining in the game, used 36 of those seconds to drive to the Texans’ 40-yard line, and put Wil Lutz on…

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How to Keep Rewards from Backfiring with Students

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Fourteen thousand students in California were surveyed recently. Each of their schools had given out awards to students for school attendance. The goal, of course, was to highlight the importance of showing up every day. What researchers discovered, in retrospect, was enlightening. Many of the students who received the…

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Three Leaders Who Made a Difference for Generation Z

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Jacob and Alexa are both sophomores in college. They’re like millions of other 19-year-olds in the U.S. They’re savvy to what’s happening in culture. They are smart and make good grades, and they plan to, one day, own their own company. Unlike millennials, however, Jacob and Alexa don’t feel…

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How to Lead Someone Older Than You

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I found myself talking about “generational diversity in the workplace” twice during podcasts recently. In response, I’ve had young leaders send a specific question: “How do you lead someone from an older generation who is, well…different from you?” It’s a good question. Generational diversity in the workplace can be…

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