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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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Three Ways to Help Students Choose the Right Major

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn If you asked the average high school student from Generation Z about their plans after graduation, they’d likely say: I plan to go to college, then start my own company. However, if you could fast forward to see what actually happens, it’ll likely be: I changed my major a…

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The Importance of Radical Independence

1shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This week, Americans celebrate our anniversary as a nation. But did you know that when the initial battles in the Revolutionary War broke out in April 1775, few colonists desired complete independence from Great Britain, and those who did were considered radical. Although some politicians advocated independence from England—the average American,…

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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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Leadership Lessons from Three Heroes at a School Shooting

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Can you believe it?  Another school shooting took place last week. Although youth violence has gone down over the last three decades, we still hear of too many tragic episodes like the one that took place just 20 minutes from my former home, in Highlands Ranch, Colorado (just south…

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When You Change a Student, You Change the Future

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn May I tell you a great story? This year, we began working with a partner organization in the Domincan Republic, called “Global Effect.” They exist to empower local residents to bring about sustainable transformation to their communities, addressing economic, social and physical needs in those communities. A few years…

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The One Soft Skill That Can Make or Break a Person    

48shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A new survey was taken among both educators and parents—which revealed that each has different perspectives when it comes to our kids. We gain a fresh perspective when we see life from the classroom as well as the family room. Both teachers and parents, however, agree on one thing…

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Four Ordinary Traits of Extraordinary Leaders

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn During my doctoral studies in leadership development, one question framed more conversations than almost any other: do great leaders form in any age and under any circumstance—or do contrary circumstances actually “summon” leaders to step forward?  For example, would we have ever heard of attorney Abraham Lincoln had we…

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