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Mental Toughness Exercises for You and Your Students

35shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Did you know some of the greatest examples of “mental toughness” are unlikely heroes who failed or performed poorly prior to their rise to achievement? In other words, they all experienced a setback before they made a comeback: Roger Federer, the greatest tennis player in history, with seven Wimbledon titles,…

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Five Ingredients to Build a Culture of Ownership on Your Campus

13shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn When Akbar Cook took over Westside High School in Newark, NJ, it was a mess. Students were divided into cliques that never interacted; teachers did their work in silos; and an attitude of distrust prevailed on the campus. Further, it was a low-income area, with 85 percent of the student…

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Six Steps to Help Young Team Members Manage Expectations

8shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn As Generation Z moves from school to career, many of them enter their first job with different expectations than those of their employers. They want to move up the organizational chart faster than their manager believes they are ready for that move. “More than 75% of Gen Z members believe…

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“In Other Words” – Why is Teaching with Images so Effective? (Part 1)

51shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Over a period of five days, I plan to blog about the research and history behind the idea of teaching with pictures. It’s actually quite fascinating, and sets up our release of three Habitudes® resources this month. Yesterday, we took a brief look at history and how cultures engaged their…

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Five Signs of Entitlement in Our Kids

35shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn A New York based firm met with a group of recent college graduates to talk about their careers. During the conversation, the potential employer asked the grads this question: What’s the one word HR execs use more than any other to describe the mindset of your generation? It begins with…

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The Differences Between Generation Z & Millennials in the Workplace

18shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn It was my privilege to meet with some recent graduates who were willing to discuss their transition from college to career. Fortunately, this informal focus group was made up of males and females from four different ethnicities and various parts of the country. I felt like I got a good…

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