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A Powerful Leadership Lesson from a Super Bowl Athlete

38shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn You don’t have to love football to know—the 2019 Super Bowl will take place this Sunday. The NFC champion Los Angeles Rams will take on the AFC champion New England Patriots in my hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. Two great teams will square off to determine who will be the champion…

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Nine Creative Ways You Can Support Teachers

17shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The numbers were just released. Government data shows “Teachers and other public education employees, such as community-college faculty, school psychologists and janitors, are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate on record,” reports The Wall Street Journal. Due to a tighter labor market and historically low unemployment rates, many…

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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 Unexpected Outcome of the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

16shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Every now and then, you hear a story that takes your breath away. A true story that defies human logic, but displays human nature at its very best. Such a story took place a few weeks ago in Pennsylvania. By now, you’ve heard various accounts of the tragic shooting…

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How a Pig Increased Initiative in Students

0shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn With Thanksgiving upon us—I’d love to tell you about something I am thankful for.  The story below fills me with both pride and hope. Paoli High School is one of the schools The Growing Leaders Initiative collaborates with. We’ve granted Habitudes® resources, to help them learn leadership as teenagers.…

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Four Practices That Naturally Develop Leaders

8shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I am honored to announce that The Growing Leaders Initiative has been named a top five finalist in the Southeast region for the 2019 True Inspiration Award. Voting is now open. Help The Growing Leaders Initiative continue to make a difference in the local community and internationally by voting.…

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The One Soft Skill That Can Make or Break a Person    

41shares 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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One Important Resolution to Make This School Year

10shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I just read some research that confirmed what I suspected for years. Even though students in Generation Z (those growing up in the 21st century) desire to “make the world a better place,” volunteering is down, not up. Yes—you read that correctly.  Here is a quick summary of the…

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The Six Best Summer Jobs for Students and Why

6shares Facebook Twitter Google+ 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…

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