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SMART Fears

As a HOBY alumnus, you may have heard about a little something called SMART Goals, with the prevailing mantra that SMART Goals lead to smart actions. SMART Goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-based and they make us more effective and reliable leaders. Have you reached your SMART goals in the last year? Hopefully, […]

6 Ways to Help– Disaster Recovery

Our thoughts continue to be with all of those affected by recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean along with the earthquake victims in Mexico. HOBY is committed to helping our Global Community by empowering YOU, our hundreds of thousands of alumni, to do whatever you can to help the efforts […]

Complaining like your life depends on it

Can you go 21 Days without complaining? Like, not even once? We like to tell ourselves that venting is an important part of letting things go. But more often than not, retelling negative stories allows our thoughts to stay negative much longer than they would otherwise. Complaining is an obstacle to effective leadership. Such a leader […]

7 Adulting Skills Every HOBY Teen Should Have

While the HOBY universe is motivated and compassionate, we could still benefit from stepping back to do a personal inventory of what we still need to learn and to examine how we present ourselves to others. Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of NYT bestseller ‘How to Raise an Adult’ and former Stanford dean; wrote an article for […]

GUEST POST: TORI DZIEDZIAK–Accountabilibuddy

Why is it important to have an accountabilibuddy? Every day we’re learning, changing, growing, and busy, so sometimes we set goals for ourselves that we end up pushing off or forgetting about. When this happens, we can be quick to let ourselves off the hook for not meeting the expectations we’ve set for ourselves. “I […]

Featured Article by Javier La Fianza

Published First HERE on January 31, 2013. Why being a leader is about more than just a title You’re reading this column because you view yourself as a leader, someone making a difference in the lives of others. Whether through business, family or community work, leaders have at least one thing in common — they […]

Great Leadership starts at home

Great Leadership starts at home. The month of February holds many important awareness days and celebrations but the one observation that clearly hits home for us at HOBY is National Parent Leadership and National Youth Leadership month. HOBY’s mission  is to develop our youth into great leaders and even better citizens. While we know our […]