Wisdom for College Students

You never stop being a parent.

What are the five greatest days of your life? If you are a parent—with few exceptions—your list will most certainly include the day you welcomed a child into the world. Welcoming a child into the world is woven together with amazing, magical and scary.

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A day engrained in your memory and brought back to life every time you think about the flood of emotions that swept over you the first time you held your son or daughter.

The Secret to Being a Great Encourager

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Encouragement is a simple word with powerful potential. Encouragement improves relationships and raises performance. Encouragement is the coming along side of someone and instilling in them the courage to act when they are stuck.

Two good friends sit down to have lunch and start talking about their work. One of the men expresses concern that his boss never encourages him and maybe he should look for another job. He asks his friend what he thinks he should do. 

One Thing Successful People Consistently Do

More is Better Than Less

Who thinks more is better than less? A few years ago AT&T ran a series of commercials titled “It’s Not Complicated.” When this question was posed to a young girl she eventually exclaimed, “We want more, we want more, we really like it.”

What about impact? Who thinks more is better than less? More impact is better—creating positive change for the people you love and lead.  When you look at people who possess the capacity for greater impact you find they consistently do one thing and do more of it.

5 Questions You Have to Ask About Teens and Social Media

Pew Research Report Outlines Important Trends

Pew Research recently released its report on teens and social media. The report highlights the rapid shifts in the communication landscape for teens.

The influence and impact of technology on teens and social media raises some important questions for parents, educators, and employers.

“Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.”

— Jonathan Sacks

5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Impact and Influence

What was the best advice you received when you turned 16? Do any of us remember the advice we received as teenagers? Certainly at age 16, few of us were paying much attention to worldly advice although our parents were urgently sharing it.

My wife wasn’t shying away from the challenge to impact and influence our oldest son when he turned 16.

Four Insights from my Reader Survey

A few weeks back I launched my reader survey. Thanks to all who participated and shared your thoughts. The response exceeded my expectations and I am pleased to have learned more about my community of readers. I believe it will benefit all of you because it will help me improve my content, expand the ways I communicate with you, and broaden the ways I can support you.

A “reader profile” would look like this.