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Seven Ways to Climb Out of Your Box

Tim Elmore | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Tim Elmore

I'm sure you've heard the phrase "think outside the box." It's become a cliché among Americans today. We must remember, however, that clichés can be true, even if they're overused.

Why You Should Always Play Like the Underdog

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Endorphins are released, and you feel good about the gains you've made. It provides a high, and we cling to it. It's why some competitive types will try anything -- even cheating -- to be one up on someone else.

The Secret to Remembering Critical Information

Tim Elmore | Posted 12.10.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

When I was a freshman in college, I remember taking a Jerry Lucas course on memory. It was designed to increase one's ability to remember--and I ended...

How Fear Governs Our Work with Students and What to Do

Tim Elmore | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

If you ask the average parent or teacher about school safety these days, their reply would most likely indicate how fearful they are. It's easy to conclude school has never been a more dangerous place. I mean, it's true, isn't it?

Four Ways to Increase Student Engagement

Tim Elmore | Posted 11.03.2013 | College
Tim Elmore

Just like great cross-cultural missionaries, shouldn't we find ways to connect with the people we're attempting to reach? Wouldn't it make sense to use the vehicles of communication they prefer?

Habitudes of STEM Leaders

Angela Maiers | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Angela Maiers

Today, we want to discuss the behavior set, mindset and belief system of STEM leaders. We call these habitudes -- because success is a combination of disciplined habits and battle-hard attitudes.

Which Habitudes Can Change Your Marketing Strategy?

Jure Klepic | Posted 01.19.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

Habits can hold amazing power in our lives. When we do something consistently enough it becomes subconscious for us to perform that routine. We don't think about it or analyze it, because it has become so ingrained in us to do it that way.

Show Me a Picture

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2012 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

Pictures stick. We remember pictures long after words have left us. They give traction. We remember the stories in a long speech, not the words. They paint a picture.

Are We Raising a Generation of Helpless Kids?

Mickey Goodman | Posted 11.26.2013 | Parents
Mickey Goodman

When a college freshman received a C- on her first test, she literally had a meltdown in class. Sobbing, she texted her mother who called back, demanding to talk to the professor immediately (he, of course, declined).