Today I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Dave Hart. He served as an administrator in collegiate athletics for over 35 years at several schools, including East Carolina University, Florida State University and the University of Alabama. Most recently, he was the Athletic Director at the University of Tennessee from 2011-2016. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim

Today I’m excited to share with you a conversation with two specials guests, Sarah Clapper and Timothy Alexander. Sarah was recently crowned Miss Ohio 2017 after overcoming several obstacles to achieve her goal. The second guest is Timothy Alexander, who is serving as the Character Coach for the University of Alabama at Birmingham football team. Timothy has an incredible story

Today I’m excited to share with you a conversation with William Parker. William Parker is the Executive Director of Oklahoma’s Association of Secondary and Middle Level Principals. He has been an educator since 1993 and he recently released his second book, Messaging Matters. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim Elmore: So many times we get in front of audiences

Today I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Andrew McPeak. Andrew is a next gen researcher, speaker, and writer for Growing Leaders. He also is the coauthor of our newest book, Marching Off the Map. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Andrew McPeak: The future, sometimes, can be a scary thought. It’s especially scary for students today, because all students think

Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Joe Castiglione. Castiglione is currently the Athletic Director at the University of Oklahoma and the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletic Programs. In 2009, Joe Castiglione was named National Athletic Director of the Year by the Sports Business Journal. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim Elmore: Today, the umbrella that

Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Dr. Britt Andreatta. Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader, author, and speaker on learning and leadership. She will also be a speaker at our upcoming National Leadership Forum 2017. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim Elmore: In your first book, Wired to Grow, you explore the brain science of learning. So

Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Don Yaeger. Don is a nine-time New York Times best-selling author, award-winning speaker, business leadership coach, and former Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim Elmore: Don, I’d like to talk to you about this idea of teams. I’m sure every single person is either

Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Dr. Meria Carstarphen, Superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. With over 20 years of educational experience, Dr. Carstarphen has an impressive record of transformative educational leadership. She will also be a speaker at our upcoming National Leadership Forum 2017. Below are some highlights from our conversation. Here is the full audio of

Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Geoff Goodman, President of Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt. Having held other executive positions for Bruster’s Ice Cream and Cici’s Pizza, Geoff has a whole new stance on how to manage and lead the next generation. Here are some of the highlights from our conversation.   Tim Elmore: With Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

Today, I’m thrilled to share a conversation with Austin Moss. Austin is the manager of player engagement at the NFL’s headquarters in New York City. In his role, he oversees the administration and execution of all NFL PREP programs for high school and college student athletes. Austin Moss will also be a speaker at our National Leadership Forum this summer

Today, I’m thrilled to share a conversation with Dr. Ken Blanchard. Dr. Blanchard is a leadership expert, speaker, and author. His New York Times best-selling book, The One Minute Manager, has sold over 13 million copies. Dr. Ken Blanchard will also be a speaker at our National Leadership Forum this summer in Atlanta. Here are some highlights from our conversation. https://growingleaders.com/podcast/Resources/Dr.Ken.Blanchard.mp3 Tim

Today, I’m thrilled to share a conversation with Dr. Wayne Hammond. Dr. Hammond is the President and Executive Director of Resiliency Initiatives where he and his team work to build resiliency in students to effectively cope with life’s challenges. Here are some highlights from our conversation. https://growingleaders.com/podcast/Resources/Wayne.Hammond.mp3 Tim Elmore: Wayne, you’ve worked in education and with educators for decades, take a moment

Today, I’m thrilled to share a conversation with a good friend, Curt Beavers. Curt is not only a successful business owner but also an entrepreneur. Here are some highlights from our conversation about Millennials entering the workforce and their entrepreneurial mindset. https://growingleaders.com/podcast/Resources/Curt_Beavers_Podcast.mp3 Tim Elmore: There seems to be a paradox among this emerging generation of young adults and new professionals. Very often,

Today, I’m excited to share a conversation I had recently with Gene Smith. Gene not only serves as the Athletic Director at The Ohio State University, but also as Vice-President. Below are a few highlights from our conversation, but I encourage you to listen to the full conversation. https://growingleaders.com/podcast/Resources/Gene_Smith_Interview.mp3   Tim Elmore: You were an athlete nearly 35-40 years ago now, but

Today, I want to share with you a conversation I had with Andrew McPeak, our newest team member at Growing Leaders. Andrew is our new Research & Content Developer and a member of our Creative Writing Team. Along with being a millennial himself, Andrew’s experiences with several nonprofits have led him to become well-versed in communicating to and about Millennials.

Follow @TimElmore Today I'm excited to share with you a conversation I recently had with my good friend Zach Thomas. He is an accomplished leader who studied at West Point, served as a Ranger instructor, started his own business, and now leads young people at a Chick-fil-A. We discussed a new approach to leadership called freedom leading and I wanted to share his insights

Follow @TimElmore I’m excited to share with you a recent conversation I had with Dr. Amber Strain, the Senior Director of Cognitive Science at Decooda. Amber is an accomplished research scientist who has expertise in cognitive and experimental psychology. She received a Masters Degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of Memphis, and a Ph.D. from the same university with a

Recently I had the privilege to discuss leadership lessons with Sue Enquist, who holds more National Championships (11) than anyone in the history of softball. She is UCLA Softball’s first athletic scholarship,  All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer. Off the softball field, Sue is a dynamic communicator and has gained the reputation as a highly sought after international speaker.

Click Here to Listen Recently I had the great privilege to talk with Andy Lorenzen, Senior Director, Organizational Effectiveness and Development for Chick-fil-A, and discuss the importance of leading the next generation and creating a culture they will respond to in the workplace. Here are a few notes from our discussion. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. Your

Click Here to Listen Recently I had the great privilege to discuss with Tim Spiker, who has served as a key note speaker, author, leadership coach, small group facilitator, researcher (both qualitative and quantitative), and in-house leader development manager. Here are a few notes from our discussion. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did. Your recent book Who Not What

Recently, I had the privilege of talking with Cory Epler, the Deputy State Director for Career Education at the Department of Education for Nebraska. We discussed how they as educators are adjusting their education to the changes today’s students bring. Our discussion is a small snap shot of what educators will experience at our 2014 National Leadership Forum. Join an incredible

Recently I had a great conversation with Justin Su'a, Head of Mental Conditioning at IMG Academy. We discussed the current state of student-athletes and ways we can help them (as well as any student) become mentally tough. Through many conversations with athletic personnel like Justin, I am seeing the same trends over and over concerning student-athletes. I hope you enjoy

John Maxwell is a writer of over seventy leadership books (several of which were New York Times best sellers), the founder of four different leadership companies, a friend of Growing Leaders, and a personal mentor to me. Click Here to Listen Why did you choose to focus on leader development? I’ve often said that if you want to add, develop yourself; if you

Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her book Mindset is based on the truly groundbreaking idea that achievement and success can come from our mindset. She has spoken to many adults (faculty, parents and coaches) on

Today's post is the latest episode of our Growing Leaders podcast. In the previous episode, Jeremy Affeldt shared the greatest secret to developing resilience in a young person and challenged us to apply that principle as well. In today's podcast, I interview Jason Russell. Jason is the co-founder of Invisible Children, and the Director of Kony 2012, which produced a campaign and video that