On this page are free resources to find inspiration from other leaders and encourage dialogue about important topics. Find articles featuring young leaders who’ve made differences in their communities—and the world—as well as thought-provoking discussions on topics such as interacting with others.
- Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
- Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
- Jennifer Golbeck: The Curly Fry Conundrum
- Do you like curly fries? Have you Liked them on Facebook? Watch this talk to find out the surprising things Facebook (and others) can guess about you from your random Likes and Shares. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so cute — and why she thinks we should return the control of information to its rightful owners.
- Julia Galef: Why you think you’re right – even if you’re wrong
- Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs — or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: “What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?”
- Hasbro Community Action Heroes
- The Hasbro Community Action Hero Award recognizes six outstanding youth volunteers who are making their mark on the local or global community and are proof that anyone can make a difference regardless of their age.
- 8 Amazing Kids Who Have Changed the World
- Reality television and social media make oversharing a rite of passage in modern life, yet sometimes the important moments get lost in the cacophony. Take for example these child visionaries — boys and girls who have changed our world through their good actions or examples. Some have mobilized millions for a good cause. Others have moved us simply by their generous and hopeful view of humanity. Here are eight young people who have made an impressive mark on our world.
- A Teen’s Guide to Leadership: 3 Steps to Make You a Great Leader
- Every teen has a potential to be a leader. Here are 3 simple steps teens (and adults) can start doing today to turn them into a positive leader.
- The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016
- To determine TIME’s annual list, we consider accolades across numerous fields, global impact through social media and overall ability to drive news. Here’s who made this year’s cut.
- 18 Tips to be a More Successful Young Leader
- This is for anyone aspiring to become a young leader or just a more effective one. The article also includes pointers from friends of the author who are leaders in their area.
- Teaching Teens to Lead
- Leadership requires practice, but young people get few opportunities to do so.
- Leadership Training for Teenagers
- Just because your teen is growing more independent doesn’t mean that she necessarily knows how to lead effectively. Leadership training for teens can help your child motivate her soccer team, pep up her peers to pitch in or simply stand out instead of acting as one of the flock.
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