“We’ve got to find a way to help parents. If parents were just sitting down at the table [with their kids] on a regular basis — food, games, whatever — but were processing “What are we going through?” we could help at least half the issues.” – Tim Elmore

In today’s world, when it comes to parenting and supporting our children and young adults to grow into real leaders — of their own lives and in organizations and beyond — we’re in a whole new world. We’re “marching off the map,” without the benefit of the time-trusted tools that used to guide us.

Today, our guest Dr. Tim Elmore shares his powerful insights and lessons learned from his groundbreaking work, writing and research that focuses on giving us as parents, employers and leaders of young adults, a new map for making sense of these new challenges we’re all facing, and navigating this new territory in more positive, effective ways.

Tim is the Founder and President of Growing Leaders, and the author of 32 books, all dedicated to equipping us to prepare our young leaders in our workplaces, schools, athletic programs, and in our homes.

In this thought-provoking discussion, you’ll hear how Tim believes we’ve gotten off track today in our parenting and teaching, and how we can start taking new kinds of action that will re-align us with what’s necessary, and enable the leaders of tomorrow to thrive and deal effectively with the often scary and overwhelming new world they’re facing.

Highlights from this Episode:

  • The new report card that exists for parents and what leads us to unwittingly cripple our children’s development [3:43]
  • What drove him to write his latest book and what we really need to know as parents, teachers and employers [5:49]
  • The role that social media plays in the rise of mental health issues in our youth [8:58]
  • Some of the insights that Tim has made working with about 8,000 schools and organizations across the country [11:56]
  • Ways we can start looking at and reframing the concept of risk [16:11]
  • Why being able to see farther into the future can help us better manage our lives [18:26]
  • The reasons Tim says we now need to be both “timely and timeless” [18:55]
  • The tools Tim’s created for building ethical kids [26:21]
  • How what’s happening to women affects what he teaches, and men as a whole [28:07]

For more information, visit:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/timelmore

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothyelmore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tim.elmore

Resources mentioned in this podcast:

Tim’s Latest Book, Marching Off the Map: Inspiring Students to Navigate a Brand New World

Habitudes Leadership Curriculum

Roundtable for Principals

Kathy and Tim’s article on Forbes, 7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

Episode 4: Gender, Power and Relationships: The Crushing Effects of Patriarchy, with Terry Real

Episode 13: How Spirituality Supports Success In Your Heart-Centered Business, with Polly McGee

The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly

Finding Brave on Facebook


“We need to be brave and raise brave kids ourselves.” [4:52]

“I feel that as today’s parents, teachers and employers, we’re on the brink of a world that we are not yet prepared for.” [5:56]

“Social media is not all evil, but we’re just not made to take in 10,000 messages a day.” [8:58]

“We have well-intentioned parents who really mean well, but are not allowing their child to really grow up.” [14:39]

“We’re living in a day where we’re almost not even sure if there’s a right and a wrong.” [20:06]

“Men are not quite sure what to do with women that are feeling empowered.” [28:19]


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