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Becoming the Next Great Generation: Taking Our Place as Confident and Capable Adults

Becoming the Next Great Generation: Taking Our Place as Confident and Capable Adults

by Jonathan Catherman

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Today's young people stand on the brink of unprecedented opportunity and influence. The problem is, many feel misunderstood and dismissed by older generations. Frustrated, they seek answers for how they can effectively influence change in the world when the gaps between generations grow wider and our shared experiences fewer. They want to make a difference, and they remain open to influence from adults who are willing to help them learn what they'll need to succeed.

With energy and unique expertise, Jonathan Catherman assures the next generation that their influence will come—with practice. Through relevant examples and clear applications, he shows youth from high school into emerging adulthood how to build bridges between generations, practice stewardship before leadership, transform raw talents into valued strengths, and live with purpose. By doing so, they can make a difference, do even better than their parents, and become the next great generation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493421183
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 384,727
File size: 7 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Jonathan Catherman is the author of the international 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

Table of Contents

Personal Message to Readers 9

Introduction 13

Challenge 1 Build Bridges 21

1 The Space between Us 23

2 New Normal 34

3 Crossing Over 41

Challenge 2 Practice Stewardship Before Leadership 49

4 Rethinking Leadership 51

5 Membership: Can I Join You? 57

6 Stewardship: Walk the Walk 64

7 Leadership: By Invite Only 78

Challenge 3 Transform Raw Talents into Valued Strengths 93

8 View from 30,000 Feet 95

9 Talent: Value 1 103

10 Training: Value 2 109

11 Timing: Value 3 124

12 Treasure: Value 4 137

13 Strength 157

Challenge 4 Live with Purpose 165

14 One-of-One 167

15 Vision Defines Your Where 174

16 Mission Defines Your Why 178

17 Goals Define Your What 185

Conclusion 197

Notes 200

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