Adaptability is High School Students' Number One Strength

As Student Launch Pad’s work with four public high schools in the Atlanta area wrapped up for the semester, I compiled results from the students’ assessments to see what patterns emerged. Each student who is a part of Student Launch Pad takes the StrengthsFinder assessment, and definite trends appeared. (For background, although Student Launch Pad […]

Simply Lead

A little over a week ago was Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a one-day leadership conference with some of the world’s best leaders. The theme was “Simply Lead,” starting with the question, “What if there were potential impact in simplifying our lives so our leadership could thrive?” Learning to simply lead, however, is not exclusively for those with official […]

How to choose a college, major, or career: Part IV

Big decisions are daunting. Choosing the right college, selecting a major that will set you up for success, and determining a good career fit are all choices that students face. In the midst of these big decisions, how can students make the best possible choices for their future? The Heath brothers, in their book Decisive: […]

How to choose a college, major, or career: Part III

Throughout their book Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work, the Heath brothers provide phenomenal thinking on how to improve the quality of our decision-making. In the first post in this series, we looked at two decision-making flaws that explain why students often choose the wrong college, select the wrong major, and ultimately […]

How to choose a college, major, or career: Part II

  In the first post of this series, two decision-making flaws were presented that explain why students often choose the wrong college, select the wrong major, and ultimately end up in the wrong career. According to Dan and Chip Heath in their new book Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions in Life and Work, these […]

How to choose a college, major, or career: Part I

Choosing a college, selecting a major, and deciding on a career path are all key decisions that students must make. Many of the Student Launch Pad students go through the program to gain personal insight into these decisions. Yet making them can be daunting. Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by […]