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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.
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.