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The Rise of Visual Intelligence

Developmental psychologists have reminded us for years that people learn in different ways. Students, for instance, may be auditory learners, visual learners or kinesthetic learners—but all have to sit in the same classroom with a teacher who cannot possibly invest the time to specialize in each learning style. In fact, most educators lean toward utilizing…

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Six Steps to Help Students Practice Better Emotional Hygiene

Follow @TimElmore After listening to Michael elaborate on his painful year in 2014—which included spending time in rehab for alcohol, losing a job, fighting with three girlfriends, and incurring deeper debt for college—he looked at me and mused, “Life is hard.” He’s right, you know, and for tens of millions of young adults from Generation…

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Top 5 Articles: The Secret to Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

I appreciate everyone who reads, comments, and sparks continued research through our blog articles. I wanted to take this week to post the top 5 articles that have helped leaders like you over the last 10 years. Today’s article is “The Secret to Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids.” We live in complex times. As I work…

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The Secret to Raising Emotionally Healthy Kids

Yesterday, I shared with the Huffington Post community the following thoughts that I wanted to share with you as well… We live in complex times. As I work with thousands of parents and faculty each year, I’m increasingly convinced we have a more engaged set of adults who care about kids today than at any…

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Making Emotional Connections

What separates great organizations from good ones?  One answer to that question is: they make emotional connections with the people they serve. As I have conducted surveys with leaders this year, I have noticed the great leaders are the ones who go beyond transactions; they don’t merely sell a product or a service. They are…

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Emotional Health at an All Time Low in Students

Earlier this month, I spoke at an event and a student made this statement during a Q&A time: “I know more than my teachers do about technology — I think I’ll do just fine when I graduate and move into my job.” I paused before responding to his statement. He was self-assured and I didn’t…

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The Power of Social Intelligence

Last year, I read a book called: Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman. A Harvard educated PhD, Goleman wrote the best-selling book, Emotional Intelligence, about how leaders can build their EQ even if they cant grow their IQ. This book takes the subject a step further, and talks about how effective leaders understand connections with people…

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Generation iY Students Who Don’t Fit the Mold

As I speak at student events, I meet “exceptions to the rule” almost everywhere. They are young adults who break the mold and don’t fit into the typical stereotype, as an entitled slacker with low emotional intelligence. (Pardon my bluntness, but so many articles I read these days are totally down on teens and twenty-somethings.)

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