Leadership Quotes for Growth

Major General Lukeman

Brain Food for Leaders: MajGen James Lukeman gives young leaders quotes for growth Leadership is NOT a position, according to MajGen James Lukeman, Commanding General of Training and Education Command for the Marine Corps. “Leadership is what you do and how you act,” he said. “Leaders have the right habits of daily activity.” When MajGen Lukeman presented to the Marine Military Academy cadets, he explained to them that leadership is built on smart habits, honor and action — practiced daily. “Live life every day the right way. When things get tough, character carries you through it,” he said. MajGen Lukeman also left the young leaders with eight powerful quotes to … Continue reading

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Grit – A Key to Success


Got Grit? Military Boarding Schools Teach the Key to Success Though the entire purpose of education is to help people live fuller lives and enjoy more opportunities, most schools are failing to teach students something more fundamental than English, algebra or chemistry. They are failing to teach “grit.” According to Webster dictionary, grit is “firmness of mind or spirit” or “unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.” School is most likely where young people will develop their scale of grit. For instance, a student who is overwhelmed by a course such as algebra may just stop trying and fail the subject. Another student, however, may start to attend tutoring … Continue reading

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Keith Davis tells the cadets about true manhood

Keith Davis with MMA cadets

FORMER NFL PLAYER SPEAKS TO MMA CADETS Former New York Giants linebacker Keith Davis spoke to the cadets of Marine Military Academy Aug. 19. Davis, now a motivational speaker, told the cadets that being a male and a man are two different things. “You were born a male, but you have to become a man,” he said. “Male is by birth, man is by choice.” Davis told the cadets not to succumb to social pressures that will make them lose their ambition and character. It requires courage to say “no.” Courage is not always easy, but it is better than the consequences. “There’s a high cost to low living,” Davis … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for a Tier 1 College

Michigan State Students

Though there is no official definition, a Tier 1 college is basically one that is highly competitive or fairly difficult to get into. Because the coursework tends to be quite rigorous, these schools accept only the strongest students who typically graduate no less than in the top 20 percent of their class. Tier 1 colleges have a strong reputation and brand name. For instance, the University of Texas and Texas A&M University are two nationally known Tier 1 colleges in Texas. Service academies, such as the United States Military Academy at West Point and United States Naval Academy also fall into the Tier 1 category. Ivy League  colleges are the … Continue reading

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