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Guiding the Next Great Generation: Rethinking How Teens Become Confident and Capable Adults

Guiding the Next Great Generation: Rethinking How Teens Become Confident and Capable Adults

by Jonathan Catherman

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It's cliché to say today's adults hope the best for the next generation, yet fear the worst. As the gap between generations widens and our shared experiences dwindle, adults find it increasingly difficult to connect with and remain relevant to today's young people. So the question is, what values can we pass on that will help them to become the next great generation? And how do we communicate those values effectively?

In this paradigm-shifting book, Jonathan Catherman shares with adults raised in the 1900s a fresh look at guiding 21st-century youth to become confident and capable adults. With relevant research and real-world examples, Catherman shows us the benefits of practicing and teaching four principles that will unite and empower us all:

- build bridges between generations
- transform raw talent into valued strengths
- practice stewardship before leadership
- live with purpose

Whether the emerging generation knows it or not, they need you. Their greatness tomorrow begins with your guidance today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493421190
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/17/2020
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 384,733
File size: 10 MB

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

Acknowledgments 11

Personal Message to Readers 13

Introduction 17

Challenge 1 Build Bridges 31

1 The Space between Us 33

2 New Normal 43

3 Crossing Over 49

Challenge 2 Practice Stewardship Before Leadership 57

4 Rethinking Leadership 59

5 Membership: Can I Join You? 64

6 Stewardship: Walk the Walk 72

7 Leadership: By Invite Only 86

8 View from 30,000 Feet 103

9 Talent: Value 1 111

10 Training: Value 2 118

11 Timing: Value 3 136

12 Treasure: Value 4 148

13 Strength 169

Challenge 4 Live with Purpose 177

14 One-of-One 179

15 Vision Defines Your Where 185

16 Mission Defines Your Why 190

17 Goals Define Your What 197

Conclusion 209

Notes 213

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