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  • Five Gifts Athletes Need From Coaches

    Recently, I had the opportunity to share with the NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) community the following thoughts. I wanted to share them with you as well… I made an observation some time ago that’s been confirmed over and over, among student athletes. Most want to be “seen” as leaders, but few want… The post Five Gifts Athletes Need From Coaches appeared first o...

  • The Most Common Mistakes Parents Make

    Recently, I was interviewed by pediatrician Dr. Meg Meeker for her podcast. The theme was the topic of my book, Twelve Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid. During the course of our conversation, several concepts were discussed that I felt you’d benefit from in a blog post. I have included them here. 1. In your book:… The post The Most Common Mistakes Parents Make appeared first on Growing Leaders.

  • What’s the DEAL with Kids Today?

    Now that we’re over a month into a new year, I felt it was appropriate to ask you a question. Are you approaching your work with students in the right frame of mind? Centuries ago, Marcus Aurelius wrote, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not necessarily… The post What’s the DEAL with Kids Today? appeared first on Growing Leaders.

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  • Five Reasons Why Deadlines Are Lifelines for Students

    There is a charming story from years ago about a small frog who fell into a pothole on a busy road. Although he tried, he couldn’t jump high enough to hop out. One by one, fellow critters heard him croaking for help as they walked by. Each one promised to find someone bigger than they… The post Five Reasons Why Deadlines Are Lifelines for Students appeared first on Growing Leaders.

  • One Surprising Reason High School Students Score Higher

    I was reading a number of studies recently about what enables students to perform better in school. I stumbled upon a finding that intuitively makes sense—but I had never considered its impact. Teachers often bemoan the fact that students’ writing and communication skills are poor. Perhaps it’s due to our current world of instant messaging… The post One Surprising Reason High School Students Score...

  • A Bridge or a Wall?

    It’s always sad to go backwards. People love progress not regress. Some could argue that we’ve gone backwards in race relations over the last ten to fifteen years. I am not sure if that’s true, but one nationwide survey reported in 2004 that 3 out of every 4 white people felt that race relations were… The post A Bridge or a Wall? appeared first on Growing Leaders.

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  • Three African American Leaders Who Changed My Life

    This month is Black History Month across our nation. February is when we take time to remember and appreciate the African-Americans who’ve changed the course of our lives, including people like: George Washington Carver Sojourner Truth Frederick Douglas Harriet Tubman Hiram Revels Jesse Owens Rosa Parks Jackie Robinson The names on this list are intentional.… The post Three African American Leader...

  • Marshall’s Four Rules When Leading in Troubled Times

    Many would say we live in troubled times. Perhaps, most of us would say so. This past year, 2016, was a crazy year, which included: Alarming terrorist attacks in several locations A volatile economy full of underemployed people Disturbing racial tension between police and minorities An unpredictable presidential election in November You might be surprised… The post Marshall’s Four Rules When Leadi...

  • Why Resiliency Is Rare

    Last December, I spent time with my long-time friend, Dave Dravecky. Dave was the major league pitcher for the SF Giants, who in 1989 threw the “pitch heard round the world.” Dave was diagnosed with cancer in his pitching arm and was forced to leave the game he loved. But he fought back and against… The post Why Resiliency Is Rare appeared first on Growing Leaders.

  • Five Culture Killers in Your Organization

    I’ve said it before; I will say it again. The organizational culture you experience at your work will impact the performance of team members more than anything else. As Peter Drucker eloquently said decades ago, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” So, if culture is so important, leaders must guard it at all costs. They must… The post Five Culture Killers in Your Organization appeared first on G...

  • Three Things I Did Right in 2016

    Yesterday, I hung out my dirty laundry. I blogged about five mistakes I made in 2016 as a leader. They were: focusing so much on outcomes that I missed some outcasts and outliers; assuming I could do more than possible in a day but less than possible in a year; becoming so enthralled with the… The post Three Things I Did Right in 2016 appeared first on Growing Leaders.

  • Five Mistakes I Made as a Leader in 2016

    I spend time each January processing the mistakes and progress I made the previous year. Like many, I find January is a great month to make adjustments and course corrections on my life. Below, I’ve included five mistakes I made this past year. I hope my transparency will benefit you and prevent you from some… The post Five Mistakes I Made as a Leader in 2016 appeared first on Growing Leaders.

  • One Quality Boomers and Millennials Must Each Develop

    Did you know that one of the most discussed problems in corporate America today is the relationships Baby Boomers have . . . or fail to have . . . with young Millennials? A majority of managers report feeling at odds with their more recently hired young employees. In this post, I’d like to suggest… The post One Quality Boomers and Millennials Must Each Develop appeared first on Growing Leaders.

  • The Changing Mental Health of Today’s Teens: Podcast #43

    Today, I’m excited to share with you a conversation with Dr. Jean Twenge. Dr. Twenge is a professor of psychology at San Diego State University, consultant, and author of over 110 scientific publications. Jean will also be a speaker at our National Leadership Forum this summer in Atlanta. Here are some highlights from our conversation. Tim… The post The Changing Mental Health of Today’s Teens: Pod...

  • Four New Levels of Student Engagement

    I write often about the ever-evolving world we live in today. The way “things get done” is transforming before our very eyes. Often, a teacher in a classroom cannot keep up with the way kids connect, share, transmit and get to a goal. In his book, Here Comes Everybody, author and media theorist Clay Shirky… The post Four New Levels of Student Engagement appeared first on Growing Leaders.

  • How to Enjoy a Less Stressful Year

    I have observed an interesting evolution in people, during my career. Our stress levels are rising—and it often requires far less to stress us out. We get stressed more quickly and more easily today. Our expectations of life being easy or convenient are higher today. We tolerate less frustration. Our coping mechanisms vary but we… The post How to Enjoy a Less Stressful Year appeared first on Growi...

Growing Leaders, Inc.

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  • Three Reasons for Teen Unhappiness and What To Do About It

    Not long ago, I read the results of a study on happiness, which focused on children under 18 years old. I was immediately enraptured with this global report because I assumed with all the resources and technology we have at our fingertips, American kids would likely be the happiest kids in the world. Ugh. No. […]

  • Why Parents’ Priorities Are Hurting Students

    This article is a simple reminder of a timeless truth: “What gets rewarded gets repeated.” My generation placed an emphasis on several priorities that I believe have backfired on our children. While the goals were well intentioned, they unwittingly manipulated our kids to value lower priorities over higher ones and to value the end, not […]

  • The Power of Social Emotional Learning: Podcast #42

    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 […]

Growing Leaders, Inc.

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  • Ten Steps to Help Students Be More Mindful

    Yesterday, I blogged about the damages of multi-tasking. As a multi-tasking addict, I have become a convert to mono-tasking—concentrating on one clear task at a time. I reject FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) and embrace MONO . . . as in mono-tasking. Today, I want to offer some practical steps to become more mindful. As […]

  • The Unintended Consequences of Multi-Tasking

    I remember becoming acutely aware of students’ multi-tasking abilities in 2005. I watched my daughter, who was a senior in high school, do her homework while also enjoying four other inputs—music from her iPod, a television show, her laptop and her phone, which enabled her to continue an ongoing conversation with a friend about a […]

  • How to Keep Athletes from Collapsing Under Pressure

    Albert Einstein once insightfully wrote: “The last thing to collapse is the surface.” When I pause and reflect for a moment, I can see he’s right. The surface collapses last in our day because we’re only aware of that surface. We’re consumed with how we look. It’s possible that we’ve never been as mindful of […]

Growing Leaders, Inc.

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  • One Sign Every School Needs to Hang Up

    I loved the news report I read last month. Perhaps you saw it too. A Catholic High School in Little Rock, Arkansas has a rule for parents whose students are enrolled in their school: Please stop rescuing your kid. It is a high school for boys and, like thousands of other American schools, they have […]

  • Five Trends That Inform Our Work with Students Globally

    Growing Leaders recently hosted three “Global Voices Gatherings” at our Atlanta offices. They were compelling meetings with youth executives from around the world. While there are differences in every nation, we all drew one conclusion: Today’s youth need to be equipped to serve and lead. As we consider the price tag for expanding our work […]

  • Five Questions to Ask Yourself About Leading Teens

    This past month, I was encouraged and entertained by teenagers who symbolized two completely different perspectives on life. I thought you’d enjoy them too, and perhaps learn what they teach us about adolescents today. I offer these two case studies below. Fasten your seatbelt. Case Study One: Can You Post a Better Photo? An 18-year-old […]

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