Tell Me a Story

April 12, 2019

It’s not just a Millennial or Gen X or Z dilemma; the art of story telling is fading as a sunrise in the west. Does it matter that many of us are losing the ability to communicate in other than texts or tweets? As an author, I study great writers in depth to glean some … Continue reading Tell Me a Story

PURPOSE: An Antidote to Loneliness?

March 20, 2019

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 7 in 10 teens see depression and anxiety as major problems among their peers. Much of this is due to the pressure they feel to get good grades and navigate their desired outcomes for not only education, but also enjoyable careers, income, and marriage and … Continue reading PURPOSE: An Antidote to Loneliness?

Millennials, Money, and Purpose

February 16, 2019

I have had many long conversations with the rising generation regarding money and what we call financial fitness. I have enjoyed being a judge in collegiate entrepreneurial contests and hearing first hand their dreams and aspirations. I have employed more than 10,000 Millennials in my lifetime, and feel I have a special connectedness to their … Continue reading Millennials, Money, and Purpose

The Future is BRIGHT

December 17, 2018

Launching Leaders recently participated in an interfaith meeting in Fort Collins, Colorado, where a few college students were impaneled to answer sensitive questions regarding how their faith drives their actions and what their view is about religion and spirituality. Consider how you might answer these questions which were posed to them: How does your faith/belief … Continue reading The Future is BRIGHT

Dying of Despair?

November 27, 2018

It was not that many years ago, that our family of seven (five children) would gather around a table at a restaurant where we laughed, visited, poked fun at one another, and genuinely had a great time enjoying each other and our oddities.  Recently I purposely looked around while my wife and I were in … Continue reading Dying of Despair?

Listening without haste is a powerful medicine

October 26, 2018

Guest Opinion that Appeared in Deseret News on October 23, 2018 It doesn’t seem that hard to figure out, but it’s often difficult to learn how to listen with real intent. Why? Because our modern lives have swallowed up the time to care about the details of caring; the time needed to think beyond ourselves … Continue reading Listening without haste is a powerful medicine

Cafeteria Spirituality

October 17, 2018

In a recent study of how millennials and the rising generation seek out meaning, it may surprise you to learn what is displacing organized religion in their lives.  “How We Gather,” a study by Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile, researchers at Harvard Divinity School, found the most striking places they seek and find meaning … Continue reading Cafeteria Spirituality

Charting Your Course the Millennial Way

August 31, 2018

It’s an act of “adulthood” to move beyond the plan in your head and heart, to a plan of action for charting your course in life. For many in the rising generation, the act of planning is delayed by a fear of being hemmed in. They want their lives to be as free flowing as … Continue reading Charting Your Course the Millennial Way

The End of Living in Chaos, The Beginning of Personal Peace

August 3, 2018

It’s not uncommon in today’s world to segment aspects of our lives. Compartmentalization is the buzz word of the day, but I have an even better buzz word to chew on…..CONGRUENCY. In many countries on four continents, Launching Leaders has worked with groups of 20 and 30 somethings, and one of the things we’ve noticed … Continue reading The End of Living in Chaos, The Beginning of Personal Peace

What Is Real: Five Stepping Stones to Contentment

July 24, 2018

What Is Real:  Five Stepping Stones to Contentment What Is Real:  Five Stepping Stones to Contentment Did you know about 36% of Millennials and Gen Z’s are choosing to not be affiliated with religious institutions?  Six percent are atheist, and 7% are agnostics.  Of these two groups 38% say religion is very important in their … Continue reading What Is Real: Five Stepping Stones to Contentment