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Leading the Next Generation with Tim Elmore

Growing Leaders

Founder and CEO of Growing Leaders, Dr. Tim Elmore shares practical advice on leading the next generation. With special guests such as John C. Maxwell, Dan Pink and Carol Dweck, listeners will get a fresh perspective and tips on how to best connect with today’s young adults. Episodes include conversations on leadership, education, athletics, parenting, and more as we aim to equip you to lead the next generation.

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How Four Generations Differ in Their Approaches to Work
Jun 16 2022
How Four Generations Differ in Their Approaches to Work
The generational diversity we feel in our lives is not going away anytime soon. Because people are living and working longer, we will experience multiple generations on teams we may be a part of. To wish for a homogenous group of people to work with is wishing for a past that is long gone. In this episode, Tim and Andrew give advice on how we can build bridges rather than walls for newer and older generations. Pick up a copy of Generation Z Unfiltered by clicking here
How Four Generations Differ in Their Approaches to Work
Jun 16 2022
How Four Generations Differ in Their Approaches to Work
The generational diversity we feel in our lives is not going away anytime soon. Because people are living and working longer, we will experience multiple generations on teams we may be a part of. To wish for a homogenous group of people to work with is wishing for a past that is long gone. In this episode, Tim and Andrew give advice on how we can build bridges rather than walls for newer and older generations. Pick up a copy of Generation Z Unfiltered by clicking here
The Foggy Day Effect: The Secret to Hitting your Target
May 20 2022
The Foggy Day Effect: The Secret to Hitting your Target
It is difficult to live a meaningful life without clear goals. Goals give us purpose. They give us energy. They give us motivation. In this episode, Tim and Andrew highlight one of our habitudes called “The Foggy Day Effect” and give real-world action steps on how we can set and stick to the goals we want to achieve in life. Access our Habitudes for SEL Curriculum by clicking here.
An Early Introduction to the Alpha Generation
May 5 2022
An Early Introduction to the Alpha Generation
On Tuesday, May 31st at 12 noon ET, we will be hosting a webinar to launch our new eBook, “An Early Introduction to Generation Alpha.” In this webinar, you will hear from Dr. Elmore about the first research we’ve gathered on Generation Alpha -- the students born since 2016. After attending this webinar, you will receive a free copy of the eBook! You definitely won’t want to miss this. Register for the webinar here and get your copy of this new resource on Generation Alpha. You can read more about the cell phone agreement discussed in this podcast here. We hope that you find it useful!
Can We Do Something About Generation Z’s Depression?
Apr 21 2022
Can We Do Something About Generation Z’s Depression?
The American population seems polarized into at least two major camps, and several sub-camps regarding politics, vaccinations, masks, and other issues. The pandemic has stolen nearly a million lives in the United States. The economy has felt like a yo-yo, spiking and then plummeting. When Generation Z observes how out-of-control everything feels, you can’t blame them for feeling melancholy. In this episode, Tim and Andrew discuss how we can help children and young adults navigate a dangerous and chaotic world. Pick up a copy of Generation Z Unfiltered by clicking here.
One Secret Parents Can Use to Send the Best Versions of Their Kids to School
Apr 14 2022
One Secret Parents Can Use to Send the Best Versions of Their Kids to School
When a family eats together, it demonstrates that family is the highest priority. While most agree with this, we often neglect it because we’ve jumped onto a hamster wheel, running to practices, rehearsals, games, recitals, and competitions. Rushing about together is not the same as pausing, eating, and interacting. We must avoid noise and clutter. In this episode, Tim and Andrew discuss the importance of sharing a meal together on our overall well-being. Access our Habitudes for SEL Curriculum by clicking here.
Changing the Way We See Our Students
Apr 7 2022
Changing the Way We See Our Students
When adolescents have nothing meaningful to do, they’ll create their own meaning. This can be good news or bad news, depending on what they come up with. For too long, parents, teachers, and coaches have only offered facsimiles of real-world experiences to teens. We’ve been afraid our kids will get hurt, be unsafe, be unready, and fail; and consequently, sheltered them from the very experiences that matured and developed past generations of adolescents. In this episode, Tim and Andrew talk about how we can implement real-world skills into the way we educate our students. Pick up a copy of Generation Z Unfiltered by clicking here.
Striking a Balance Between Boundaries and Sacrifice
Mar 31 2022
Striking a Balance Between Boundaries and Sacrifice
When someone establishes their boundaries, it is a trump card. What can anyone say to a person who declares they need to guard their time and mental health? Today, we all believe in boundaries. When we don’t establish boundaries, we often sacrifice something that boundaries often protect. Both sacrifice and boundaries are essential but too much sacrifice often leads to burnout; too many boundaries often lead to bailout. In this episode, Tim and Andrew discuss how we can balance the two and lead a life filled with stability. Pick up a copy of The Pandemic Population by clicking here.
The Relationship Between Resourcefulness and Resilience
Mar 24 2022
The Relationship Between Resourcefulness and Resilience
One of the saddest realities that surfaced from the COVID-19 pandemic was the loss of hope on the part of students. During this time of uncertainty, students are finding unhealthy and dangerous ways to cope. In this episode, Tim and Andrew explore the distinct relationship between resourcefulness and resiliency and present four messages students need to hear from their teachers and parents this year. This is a subject covered in our brand new eBook The Comeback Classroom: How Schools Can Model and Cultivate Resilience for Their Students -- You can access this eBook for free HERE.
The Top Ten Leadership Movies of 2021
Mar 17 2022
The Top Ten Leadership Movies of 2021
This past year, the theme of leadership was subtle but definitely present in many of the movies released in theaters and on streaming services. In this episode, Tim and Andrew offer you a list of the top leadership movies of 2021 and how we can all learn from them. Some are dramas, some are comedies, some are thrillers, and some are action adventures but they all showcase how leadership can present itself in an assortment of ways. Pick up a copy of The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership by clicking here.
A Commitment for Educators: Being Fully Present in the Moment
Mar 10 2022
A Commitment for Educators: Being Fully Present in the Moment
We live in a culture with so many options, so much going on every moment of the day, that we get distracted. Our smartphones cause FOMO (the fear of missing out). Social media causes FOMU (the fear of messing up). We endure self-imposed pressures to get so much done each day that we feel compelled to multitask. Technology has made life more efficient, but it hasn’t removed this pressure. We only push ourselves to accomplish more. In this episode, Tim and Andrew discuss how slowing down and being fully present in the moment can help us live each moment to the fullest. Access our Habitudes for SEL Curriculum by clicking here.
One Positive Shift Millennials and Generation Z are Making Today
Mar 2 2022
One Positive Shift Millennials and Generation Z are Making Today
Despite the turmoil, disruption, volatility, and uncertainty, why do we see young adults becoming more, not less, audacious? In a time when we’d assume they might cower in fear of the unknown, they are speaking up, quitting jobs, and bucking well-known traditions. In this episode, Tim and Andrew explore why younger people are choosing control over caution in the new age.
How One Great Leader’s Story Inspires Us to Step Up Not Step Back
Feb 24 2022
How One Great Leader’s Story Inspires Us to Step Up Not Step Back
People are resigning from their jobs in droves. By the millions. Inc. magazine reported on The Great Resignation, detailing the numbers; and they’re staggering. In this episode, Tim and Andrew discuss the lasting effects of the Great Resignation and how we all can navigate it using examples from the ones who came before us.
Seven Ideas to Help Students Overcome Cinderella Syndrome
Feb 17 2022
Seven Ideas to Help Students Overcome Cinderella Syndrome
Millions of teens and young adults in Generation Z have been given the expectation that life should be pleasant, rewarding, and even fun each day. And when it is not, someone should swoop in and make it better. In this episode, Tim and Andrew discuss ways that we can help children combat Cinderella Syndrome and prepare for the real world in a healthy and impactful way.
Let’s Talk About TikTok
Feb 10 2022
Let’s Talk About TikTok
What if instead of barring our students from engaging in social platforms, we were instead building in them the skills they need to make those decisions themselves? In the case of both competencies, the answer begins with a conversation. In this episode, Tim and Andrew explore what it looks like to build skills that will help students make better decisions regarding social media.
How to Help Students Beat Stress and Welcome Pressure
Jan 27 2022
How to Help Students Beat Stress and Welcome Pressure
Anxiety has been normalized thanks to social media and the pandemic. Both children and adults can let stress get them down. But there is a difference between stress and pressure. In this episode, Tim and Andrew explore these differences and offer insight into why pressure can help others perform at their best.
Ever Heard of the Blackout Challenge? How Social Media Is Changing Peer Pressure and What to Do About It
Jan 20 2022
Ever Heard of the Blackout Challenge? How Social Media Is Changing Peer Pressure and What to Do About It
Hello Podcast Listeners!You might have noticed some technical issues with the podcast the last couple of weeks. On certain podcast applications, including Apple Podcasts, the episodes were not downloading from our host platform. We apologize for the issues, but you should find that all of the podcast episodes are now working. Thanks for hanging in there with us as we got things back up and running.We encourage you to go back and listen to any episodes you missed!Happy New Year! Andrew, Tim, and the Rest of the GL team Here's the summary for this week's podcast: Culture morphed from traditional to rebellious as baby boomers and Gen Xers pushed boundaries and listened to their peers over their parents. Today, peer pressure is at an all-time high, and it’s a different ballgame. In this episode, Tim and Andrew reflect on their own experiences with peer pressure and offer advice on how we can help teens today navigate these land mines. Access our Habitudes for SEL Curriculum by
The One Thing I Do at the Beginning of Each Year
Jan 13 2022
The One Thing I Do at the Beginning of Each Year
Our character is simply made up of the habits and attitudes we possess daily. Especially in the aftermath of a pandemic, where a new normal has been established, it's wise to lay tracks that enable us to stay on course in our lives. In this episode, Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak discuss the measures they take to prepare for the upcoming year and how the prior year influenced their newfound aspirations and goals. Pick up a copy of The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership by clicking here.
Advice to Teachers and Parents When Guiding Teens on Instagram
Jan 10 2022
Advice to Teachers and Parents When Guiding Teens on Instagram
Millions of teenagers have spiraled into symptoms of depression and despair after spending time on social media platforms, such as Instagram. The data seems to indicate the connection between depression and Instagram is not just a coincidence. In this episode, Tim and Andrew explore the effects of social media on teens and give advice on how teachers can help students navigate this new social media age. Find out more about our Habitudes for SEL Curriculum by clicking here.
Ten Interesting Facts About Generation Z and How They Affect Us All
Dec 30 2021
Ten Interesting Facts About Generation Z and How They Affect Us All
Generation Z is a population that endured a down economy during childhood but are hopeful it will be up as they come of age. The last twenty years have been tumultuous. Over time, culture has evolved. Commerce changed rapidly, and information has increased each year. Mental health remains Gen Z’s top priority. In this episode, Tim and Andrew break down 10 interesting facts about Generation Z and discuss how these facts may change the way we see them. Pick up a copy of Generation Z Unfiltered by clicking here.
Revised: Essential Wisdom for Leaders of Every Generation with Randy Hain
Dec 17 2021
Revised: Essential Wisdom for Leaders of Every Generation with Randy Hain
Please be advised; this is a re-upload of the podcast posted Dec. 9th. It is our sincerest apology to Randy Hain and to our audience for the incorrect podcast being uploaded. Please enjoy these insightful words of advice from our very special guest. About Randy Hain Randy Hain, award-winning author, executive coach and leadership consultant, just released his eighth book as a practical guide to leadership at any age and stage: “Essential Wisdom for Leaders of Every Generation” Pick up a copy on Amazon. Learn more about Randy Hain’s professional work, books, blog posts, and thought leadership at his website, Randy on LinkedIn here.