Guiding the Next Great Generation
Rethinking How Teens Become Confident and Capable Adults
Help the next generation become the next great generation
Whether the emerging generation knows it or not, they need you. Their greatness tomorrow begins with your guidance today. But as the gap between generations widens and our shared experiences dwindle, we find it increasingly difficult to connect with and remain relevant to today's young people.
In this paradigm-shifting book, Jonathan Catherman shares a fresh look at guiding twenty-first-century youth to become confident and capable adults. With relevant research and real-world examples, Catherman shows us the benefits of preparing to accept four challenges that will unite us all and empower the emerging generation to become the next great generation:
· build bridges between generations
· transform raw talents into valued strengths
· practice stewardship before leadership
· live with purpose
"Moving beyond the traditional and often outdated notions of leadership, Guiding the Next Great Generation is a must-read to help inform and empower teachers, coaches, stakeholders, and parents to use strengths, stewardship, and purpose as catalysts to help guide and develop future leaders."--Matthew Ohlson, PhD, director of the Taylor Leadership Institute
Jonathan Catherman is the author of the internationally bestselling book The Manual to Manhood. He coauthored the bestseller The Manual to Middle School with his sons, Reed and Cole, and The Girls' Guide to Conquering Life and The Girls' Guide to Conquering Middle School with his wife, Erica. An award-winning cultural strategist and leading education trainer specializing in the character and leadership development of youth, Jonathan speaks worldwide about the principles and strengths that empower greatness in children, teens, and young adults. Jonathan and his family live in North Carolina where they founded and direct the 1M Mentoring Foundation. Learn more at www.TheCathermans.com.
"This powerful text serves as a road map to help guide the next generation toward current and future successes. Using relevant stories, proven models, and practical strategies, Jonathan Catherman offers the reader an opportunity to navigate the challenges faced in harnessing the unlimited potential of our teens. Moving beyond the traditional and often outdated notions of leadership, Guiding the Next Great Generation is a must-read to help inform and empower teachers, coaches, stakeholders, and parents to use strengths, stewardship, and purpose as catalysts to help guide and develop future leaders. This text will now be an integral part of our teaching and learning curriculum for years to come."
Matthew Ohlson, PhD, director of the Taylor Leadership Institute and associate professor in the Department of Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management, University of North Florida
"We have no choice about aging, but getting old is a decision all humans make. Reading Guiding the Next Great Generation, I felt like a student and a teacher. Jonathan has created a must-read guide for generations of leaders."
Ron Kitchens, CEO of Southwest Michigan First and author of Uniquely You: Transform Your Organization by Becoming the Leader Only You Can Be
"Jonathan Catherman presents a compelling case about the potential for today's youth to become the next great generation. With chapter after chapter filled with practical tools and insights, this book is a must-read for parents, teachers, and coaches, as well as any adult who is in a position to support, guide, and positively influence young individuals, helping them discover how to live a life of service and purpose. After reading Guiding the Next Great Generation, you'll be inspired to do even more to equip young people in your life with the skills needed to solve the challenges of tomorrow and prepare them for greatness."
Nicole Suydam, president and CEO of Goodwill of Orange County, CA