Millennial (n):

An abbreviation for the millennial generation; a term used by demographers to describe a segment of the population born between 1980 and 2000. History's most educated, diverse, and determined generation.

9 Facebook Rules for Every Married Man

Men are prone to getting themselves in trouble. We are often our own worst enemy. In the moment we make snap judgements and often regret the consequences of our decisions. With the advent of social media a plethora of options for epic fails were introduced to an immature populace. Unfortunately, those fails go beyond cat […]

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Next Up Podcast: 3 Tools Great Young Leaders Utilize

No builder is any good without their tools. As young leaders, we need certain tools to be effective too. In this episode, Dustin Bates and Jonathan Pearson talk about 3 key tools that leaders at any level need to utilize and offer some help on how to most efficiently use them. Relevant Links: Next Up: […]


Effective Skills For Women in Leadership

The topic of women in leadership roles continues to be an important one, both in the workplace and educational institutions. The percentage of women leaders in Fortune 500 companies has seen a slow increase over the past years, but these are not the only places where a woman can use her role as leader to […]

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5 Evernote Notebooks for Young Leaders

I am an Evernote fan boy. There, I said it. I’ve written about Evernote many times in the past. You can see those posts here. As I change the way I process information and as I lead more and more, I’ve adjusted how I organize just about everything I do. Right now, here are 5 […]


The Tension When We Try New Things

If we never try new things we will never discover what is possible. If we never risk failure we never create anything lasting. And the world is less bright for our fear of trying.But we are also suckers for new stuff. It’s easy to get distracted like a kid in a toy store. Everywhere we […]

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Next Up Podcast: Authenticity & Why Being You Is Best

Our generation talks a lot about authenticity. We like being with and around real people. As a leader, authenticity is essential. In this episode, Jonathan Pearson, Dustin Bates, and return guest David Pearson talk about why authenticity is important and how to use it to guide our life and leadership. Relevant Links: Next Up: 8 Shifts Great Young Leaders Make Subscribe […]

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Are You Over Committed? A Word to Young Leaders

Ever felt like you just don’t have enough time to give to the things and people in your life who demand it? I find myself at this place of tension often. Being an extrovert, I love spending face-to-face time with people. Nothing brings more joy to my life than just being with the people. Because […]


3 Things The Best Leaders Know

he best leaders know some foundational facts. These facts position them to lead better than the average leader. The three things the best leaders know are that they can only do so much, they are human, and they will not lead forever. Let’s further discuss those three areas: