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The First Two Steps in a Student’s Leadership Journey

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A great news story broke not long ago in Denver, Colorado. On July 15th, 23-year old Nathan Patterson was attending a Colorado Rockies ballgame. At Coors Field, like in most baseball stadiums today, there are amusements all over the stadium for fans who get bored just watching the game.…

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Seven Steps to Help Students Create Margin and Reduce Stress

9shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Gary Davison, Principal of Lambert High School, noticed the rise in stress and anxiety levels in his students and decided to think outside of the box. When he asked students why they were so “stressed out,” many said it was because they had demands on both ends of their…

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The Hidden Advantages of Staying in School

1shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn In 1942, the G.E.D. program was launched to enable World War II veterans return home after serving in the military to complete their high school education. By 1947, the state of New York allowed civilians to enroll to get their General Education Development (GED) and earn a high school…

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Six Ways to Help Students Make Good Summer Decisions

11shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn With summer upon us, many parents are processing how their kids can best use their time. It’s a difficult balance to strike. Too often, a typical school year consists of mom rushing her kids through a drive-through, grabbing some chicken nuggets and hustling over to a practice or rehearsal.…

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Mental Toughness Exercises for You and Your Students (Part Two)

6shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Yesterday, I offered four simple exercises for students to grow their “grit.” Today, I will offer four more, in Part Two of the Eight Ideas to Develop Mental Toughness list. Before I do—consider the day we live in. When we reflect on the realities that Generation Z grows up…

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The Role of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Student Athletes

11shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I just spent some time with athletic coaches from the Southeastern Conference. These are stellar people, many of whom have coached for decades. And they are coaching at the Division One level, the highest tier for student-athletes. So, I was a bit surprised when three of them spoke to…

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Six Steps to Help Young Team Members Manage Expectations

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn As Generation Z moves from school to career, many of them enter their first job with different expectations than those of their employers. They want to move up the organizational chart faster than their manager believes they are ready for that move. “More than 75% of Gen Z members…

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One Solution to Spark Change in Your Students

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Life changes fast. Sometimes we can see it change before our very eyes, but at other times, we must step back and observe. Consider this fact. Less than a hundred years ago, in my grandparents’ day, many Americans saw some realities in life differently. Less Than a Century Ago…

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Why You Should Have High Expectations of the Students You Lead

23shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’ve written about my experience mentoring young college students in leadership back in the 1990s. I led a group of six students who chose and discussed various topics each week. I got an email from a student one evening asking who was going to choose the topic for next…

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