How to develop leaders of compassion

Adorable little boy with teddy bear in park

Developing future leaders In the current times, this question seems more relevant and critical than ever.  This isn’t something that needs to be addressed just in high school and middle school.  Instead, it is a mindset that must be nurtured from the early years of a child’s development.  Both schools and home environments can encourage…

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How to help kids feel good about themselves

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Kids and Self-esteem Back in the day when I was a kid, (which I admit was long, long ago), no one worried about kids developing self-esteem.  I’m not even sure the concept of self-esteem existed.  What did parents worry about?  Well, other normal stuff; kids behaving, kids being successful in school, kids getting along with…

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children and generosity

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How do you encourage kids to be servant leaders? The upcoming holiday season is a great time to teach children about generosity and gratitude. Developing the trait of generosity is something that can be started early in small ways and then developed into bigger projects as the child grows. Taking into consideration the personality of the…

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How to change bossy behavior in children

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Tips for Thriving with the Strong Willed Child Is your child strong willed? Do you have a strong willed student in your classroom? Determined Spirited In charge Self-reliant Competitive We can either embrace their strengths or spend our days in power struggles.  We can appreciate the value and leadership they can bring to any group…

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How do you do things in your family?


Have you ever thought about what your personal core values are? What about core values for your classroom? or for your family? Would it make a difference if you knew your core values and practiced them? In a previous post, I wrote about the  one question you can ask to encourage leadership skills in others.  An equally important…

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Are you a leader? One question to ask.


Lately I’ve been doing a lot of leadership training at schools and conferences.  What qualities do you think of  when you think of great leaders? Integrity? Grit? Determination? Passion? Purpose? While these are all qualities that we may aspire to, John Quincy Adams penned a powerful leadership quote that can encompass all these qualities and more.  Here…

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