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Four Workplace Rules Gen Z Team Members Should Learn

22shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn This past month, I found myself speaking at events to business managers, university executives and athletic directors about “generational diversity.” Today, we not only experience ethnic diversity and gender diversity in the workplace, but a diversity of generations attempting to work together, including Baby Boomers, Gen Xers, Millennials and…

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How Great Leaders Create Engaged Cultures

12shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn After meeting with a national champion athletic coach, a president of a growing university and an amazing principal of a 3,600-student high school—I’ve drawn at least one conclusion about quality leadership: Great leaders create the campus culture. This means, when you arrive, you are the “Chief Culture Officer.” You…

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Two Skills Every Student Needs Before Graduation

15shares Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn There’s an ongoing tension that educational leaders constantly feel on their jobs. Almost every educator I interact with these days faces a tension between two realities: The need to teach to the test, so students score high enough to get funding. The desire to prepare students to be life…

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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

38shares 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

9shares 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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