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The Focus of a Mentor

Student leaders and staff members engaged in mentoring report the following five items define an effective mentor’s role: Identify and capitalize on strengths. Spend time talking about and assessing the primary gifts, talents, skill set and knowledge that your mentee possesses. Inspire and develop character. Spend time talking about, developing and practicing strong ethics, values, … Continue reading


“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” — Winston Churchill

The Power of Mornings: Why Successful Entrepreneurs Get up Early

ENTREPRENEUR 8 Hours Ago by Lisa Evans Sign up and receive the hottesth stories of the week. When running a business, it may seem like there are never enough hours in the day. Tapping into the power of mornings, a time of day when there are less demands, might be the key to increasing your … Continue reading

Secrets to Lasting Success

ENTREPRENEUR 5 Hours Ago by Nadia Goodman Sign up and receive the hottest stories of the week. Successful people will often tell you that luck and hard work got them where they are. But under the surface, there’s much more going on. People who rise to top of their fields have a lot in common. … Continue reading

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

ENTREPRENEUR 4 Hours Ago by Gwen Moran Sign up and receive the hottest stories of the week. Forget the stereotypical leadership image of a buttoned-up person in a gray suit hauling around a hefty briefcase. Today, standout leaders come in all shapes and sizes. She could be a blue jeans-clad marketing student, running a major … Continue reading

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Emotional Intelligence in Sports: The Game within the Game

THESPORTINMIND.COM 4 Days Ago by Mike Margolies This post was intended to be about self confidence, but I decided I needed to take a step back and rather than talk specifically about gaining confidence; a more general overview of Emotional Intelligence was in order. In this way it becomes easier to address many aspects of … Continue reading

Content vs Intent: A Critical Coaching Concept

SPORTSCOACHINGBRAIN.COM 8 Hours Ago by Wayne Goldsmith One of the most important concepts that coaches need to understand is the difference between content and intent. Let me explain that: When you write any training program, when you put together any training activity, the underlying assumption that you make as a coach is that the athletes … Continue reading

Teaching At-Risk Youth: Looking Back 50 Years

Share on facebookShare on twitter32Share on email SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING SUBSCRIBE TO RSS JUNE 25, 2013 | MAURICE ELIAS Photo credit: 53901376@N04 via flickr When it comes to at-risk students in our urban schools we still seem to be looking for the right answers. I thought it would be instructive to look back at … Continue reading

A Teacher Reflects on ‘Collective Failure’ With Boys

By Clara Pak on June 26, 2013 4:15 PM In an article in The Atlantic, a New Hampshire teacher describes what she perceives as “rotten” in the state of boys’ education. Upon reviewing her class behavior records at the end of the year, Jessica Lahey discovered she had disciplined her male students much more than … Continue reading

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