"It's more about connection versus control." - Andrew McPeak
Andrew McPeak is a next generation researcher, speaker, and curriculum designer for Growing Leaders. He works with schools, universities, and sports teams on implementing Habitudes® as a teaching tool for life and leadership skills.
Growing Leaders, founded and led by Dr. Tim Elmore, is a global nonprofit that encourages and equips young adults to take on real-life opportunities and challenges in the classroom, in their careers, and in the community. They are the leading experts when it comes to understanding Generations Y and Z. Every aspect of their organization is aimed to equip educators, coaches, leaders, parents, and other adults to impart practical life and leadership skills to young adults that will help them navigate through life.
In today's episode, Andrew and I discuss Marching Off The Map, the most recent book written by Tim and Andrew. The book is centered around understanding Generation Z - kids who are currently seniors in high school (born around 2000) and younger. Most of today's discussion is focused on answering the question, "Who is Gen Z?" We also dive into issues of technology, social media, and what it means to connect with our teens versus control them.