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The Impact of One Generous Leader

11shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Leading up to “Giving Tuesday” and Thanksgiving this year, we thought we’d do something different. I plan to post simple stories of leaders I know who’ve encountered generous people during their lifetime. This first is from my friend, Glen Jackson who tells of his first encounter with Truett Cathy. Our…

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The Six Best Summer Jobs for Students and Why

6shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I recently met Geoff Goodman, president of Orange Leaf Yogurt. He oversees 300 frozen yogurt stores all over the country. Orange Leaf was founded in 2008 and now employs thousands of young team members across America. The majority of them are high school or college students…much like the ones you…

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A New Approach to Leadership: Podcast #28

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Follow @TimElmore Today I’m excited to share with you a conversation I recently had with my good friend Zach Thomas. He is an accomplished leader who studied at West Point, served as a Ranger instructor, started his own business, and now leads young people at a Chick-fil-A. We discussed a new approach…

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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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How to Find, Keep and Grow the Best Young Team Members at Work

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0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Click Here to Listen Recently I had the great privilege to talk with Andy Lorenzen, Senior Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Development for Chick-fil-A, and discuss the importance of leading the next generation and creating a culture they will respond to in the workplace. Here are a few notes from our discussion.…

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Why Generosity Sets Leaders Apart

0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn For centuries, this holiday season—may I use the word Christmas—has been about generous giving. It is during this season we hear stories that warm our hearts. They restore our faith in people. I live in the greater Atlanta area. There has been a phenomenon taking place in the metro area…

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Accepting the Reality of Life After College


0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn The following is a guest blog, from Joe Ninowski, a current intern at Growing Leaders. Joe shares about his transition from backpack to briefcase. (He has been so teachable and productive—we offered him a full-time position in January). Enjoy. The last thing I expected to do after graduating college was…

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Two Ways Students Earn the Right to Influence


0share Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn I just read a story about a young student who decided to stop complaining about problems and start solving them. It all began when 11-year old Peyton Robertson watched Superstorm Sandy wreak havoc across the U.S. coastline. He was intrigued at how the sandbags weren’t efficient to stop the flooding.…

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