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10 Steps to Cultivate Courage in Students


3shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I am moved, just as you likely are, when I hear a story of a kid who somehow found it within herself to do something very brave. Last year, we all heard of Malala Yousafzai, the 17-year old girl who was shot three times by the Taliban in Pakistan for…

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How to Define Courage for Students

4shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn This week, I’m blogging about the virtue of courage (specifically, how we build courage in students today). Courage has always been challenging to cultivate. We humans tend to shrink from doing what is difficult, unpopular or may garner enemies. However, it’s my belief that our society today makes displaying courage…

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The Case for Well Rounded Kids

11shares Facebook Twitter 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 parents…

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Two Paths to Preparing for a Career

0share Facebook Twitter 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 Puck……

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Enabling Students to Navigate Risks (Part 1)

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I recently heard three news stories, each a narrative about students “acting out” both on and off the campus. What do these stories have in common? A skateboarder was hit and killed by a train at a railroad crossing when he tried to beat the train while riding across the…

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Two Essential Ingredients to Form a Young Leader

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2shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Follow @TimElmore Check out our new FREE video series, The Missing Piece to Career Readiness, where we discuss why students aren’t graduating career ready and how adults can help them prepare before leaving school. Get Free Access Here In 2011, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates gave his final speech at West Point. It was…

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Major Leaders Who Missed the Point of Vision

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Follow @TimElmore It’s hard to separate good leadership from clear vision. The two just go together. If you were building a house, your vision would be the blueprint. If you were shooting arrows, vision would be the target. If you were a soldier in a war, vision would be your…

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