Dr. Tim Elmore – Raising Leaders: Guide to Parenting and Leadership

Dr. Tim Elmore is a best-selling author, leadership expert, and keynote speaker who’s trained more than 500,000 leaders in hundreds of organizations worldwide. He is also the founder and CEO of Growing Leaders, an Atlanta‐based non‐profit organization created to develop emerging leaders. His work grew out of 20 years of serving alongside Dr. John C. Maxwell.

Tim Elmore shares his rich experiences as a father, husband, and mentor, providing valuable lessons and strategies for raising confident and capable children. From discussing his favorite childhood pastime to the hilarious and somewhat embarrassing tales of his college days, Tim opens up about the moments that shaped him.

He also stresses the significance of humility, ownership, and the impact of a strong marital relationship on children. He introduces the concept of “chess and checkers” in parenting, urging parents to tailor their approach to the individual needs of each child.

Finally, Tim discusses his latest book “I Can’t Wait”, which is a collection of 52 inspiring stories about children making a difference. He explains how these stories can spark meaningful conversations between parents and children, and how they serve as a reminder that age is no barrier to making a significant impact.

Larry’s Takeaways

  1. Embrace individualized parenting like chess.
  2. Rites of passage foster growth and confidence.
  3. Dinner stories can spark meaningful family conversations.

What You’ll Learn

00:05:08 – Reflecting on a Fun-Loving Childhood

00:07:08 – The Power of Making Chores Fun

00:09:18 – Avoiding Parenting Pitfalls

00:11:11 – Raising Kids with a Growth Mindset

00:13:03 – The Influence of Other Role Models

00:16:16 – Raising Adult Children and Their Feedback

00:17:12 – Creating a Rite of Passage for Kids

00:21:11 – The Role of Other Mentors in Kids’ Lives

00:22:17 – Introducing “I Can’t Wait” Book

00:25:07 – Story of Louis from “I Can’t Wait”

00:27:12 – The Impact of Louis’s Story

00:31:53 – Future Plans and Impact on Youth




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