Tuesday, April 22, 2014

52 Leadership Ideas

Dr. Tim Elmore is the president and founder of Growing Leaders.  He is  a leading authority on how to understand the next generation and prepare tomorrow’s leaders today.  

According to his website, Tim is dedicated to helping:

  • Create students who take initiative to improve their school’s culture.
  • Enable teachers and parents to understand why today’s teens act the way they do.
  • Correct crippling parenting styles and disengaging teaching styles.
  • Gain the attention of a younger generation so that they listen.
  • Equip students to think and act like authentic leaders.
  • Guide unprepared adolescents toward productive adulthood.
Please check out this link to his 52 Leadership Ideas.

Which do you see yourself able to apply?  Read thru these activities and make it a goal to try one with your class before school is out. 


  1. Great post! The link even works, good job!

  2. I think I will be able to apply the activity that dealt with your weaknesses as an individual. We all have weaknesses and I think it is important to recognize these and work on them to be a well-rounded individual. This activity will require the students and me to focus on a weakness and set goals on how to improve it for two weeks. After two weeks then it will likely become a habit and they will improve. I know that I will pick procrastination as my goal to improve, because I deal with it constantly with my master’s classes and it adds a lot of unneeded stress.
    Another one that I will try with some individual students is I will try to like the unlikeable students. There are a few students that are difficult to work with in our school, and I liked the idea of showing them more positive attention when you can. It will be tough to not make it obvious, but I really think some of these students really need this attention. If they can’t get positive attention, then they will definitely figure out how to get negative attention.
    Thanks for the link. There were a number of good ideas to think about and things you could try with your individual family and some with a class.