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Highlights and Insights From Our National Leadership Forum

Growing Leaders just hosted Atlanta Habitudes® Intensive (a two-day train-the-trainer event) for those planning to use Habitudes in their school or organization, and then we hosted a sell-out audience at our 2017 National Leadership Forum. Both were hosted at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. The ballroom was full of educators, administrators, coaches, executive youth…

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7 Generation Z Stats Every Adult Should Know

If you’re like most of our readers, you’re committed to preparing the emerging generation for real-life opportunities and challenges. But the truth is, you struggle with understanding why today’s young adults think and act the way they do. That’s exactly why I wrote our new ebook.

How Your Students Utilize Social Media

Happy 20th birthday Social Media! It was in 1997 the first social media site launched called, (Based on the theory that there are no more than six degrees of separation from anyone and actor Kevin Bacon.) I cover social media’s history and purpose in my new book, Marching Off the Map. It’s stunning to…

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The Many Unseen Roles Teachers Fill Today

After a faculty training event, I was approached by a professor who admitted to me that while he enjoyed my presentation—he was exhausted by his classroom work. He told me he’d been teaching for thirty-one years and frankly, “kids don’t pay attention or work as hard as they did back in the 80s.” It was…

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Six Simple Ways to Better Engage Generation Z

We are leading, coaching, parenting, and teaching kids who’ve never lived a day in the 20th century. They’ve only known a world of terrorism, recession, racial unrest, corporate scandals, under-employment and uncertainty. They’ve also only known a world of portable devices, multi-tasking, social media, multiple personas and a complex world where they are more about…

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Are You Ready to Lead These Young People?

Have you been keeping up with the news on Russia? Protestors are taking to the streets and parks, demonstrating against government corruption. Dozens turned into hundreds, which turned into thousands of protestors carrying specific signs of their disapproval of President Putin’s regime. You might say, “That’s no big deal. This kind of thing has been…

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How to Correct a Student’s Negative Perception

Note: I’m excited to announce that our National Leadership Forum 2017 has now officially sold out! If you are still interested in registering than you can join the waitlist by clicking here. I’m looking forward to being with you all next week on June 22-23. _________________________________________________________________________________________ I recently spoke to a university faculty member who…

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The Four Seasons of Growth for Students

Recently, I spoke to teachers who said they’d each received notes or calls from former students, years after they graduated. The good news is, in every case, the young adult wanted to thank their instructor for a particular conversation, for a unique experience or for a class discussion that marked them. Permanently. We all love…

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Ten Ideas to Build Confidence in Teens

We just received survey responses from students in a variety of locations around the world. In our survey, we asked what leadership skill or quality students believe they lack the most. While respondents were kids of various ages and from a variety of locations (low income and high affluence), most shared something in common. They…

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How to Undo Our Biggest Mistake in Leading Students

Today, we hear from Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and author for Growing Leaders.  I’ve been reading a lot about brains lately. Did you know that our brains rewire themselves based on activity or inactivity? This can happen in a relatively short amount of time—just a few weeks, typically. Did you know that “we…

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