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A Letter to My Kids’ Teachers at Midterms

13shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The fall semester is halfway done, and students are entering midterm exams. Ahhh—there’s nothing like the fall, with high pressure fronts coming in with colder weather, in addition to high pressure expectations among our students. I also believe this time of year is a perfect period to evaluate our…

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One Cause of Entitled and Fragile Adults

36shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn A news story broke recently that made its away across the country. At first glance, I couldn’t believe it.  My guess is—many of you heard about it. A Florida teacher was fired for refusing to comply with the school’s “No Zero” policy. This means, the school administration has created…

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How to Overcome Job Shaming

7shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn I’m not sure if you caught it, but actor Geoffrey Owens recently appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” after an incident that took place in New York. You might remember Owens as the actor known for his comedic role as Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show, between 1985 and 1992. But recently,…

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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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Five Hints for Starting Your Career Well

4shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Some time ago, our team received a note describing an all too frequent scenario: I am a 23-year-old male, single (recently dumped), employed as a restaurant server, a former high school soccer athlete, and an intermediate violinist. I identify as an agnostic and I plan on returning to school…

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Four Expectations Generation Z Has of Future Employers

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn The first wave of young adults from Generation Z are entering the workforce, and believe it or not, they are different from the Millennial Generation, who are a bit older than they are. Generation Z is the population who grew up during the first fifteen years of the 21st…

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Are We Really Wasting Time When We Play?

5shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Last month, I enjoyed hearing best-selling author Daniel Pink at our RoundTable for Principals in Atlanta. Dan shared some highlights from his newest book, “When,” which is all about the science behind the best ways to leverage our time. Part of his session was about when we (and our…

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What Effective Leaders Know About Handling Conflict

14shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn We live in a day of irony. When I look at our society, I see more conflict today than we’ve had in the past—politics, gender equality, racial equality, immigration, you name it. At the same time, it feels like we don’t know how to handle conflict in a productive…

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