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Education with Purpose: A Paradigm Shift

Posted April 23, 2019 by Mark Perna Direction. Confidence. Marketable skills. Passion. All of these things are essential ingredients in a person’s lifelong success—and it’s the laudable...

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Two Awards Later, I’m Still Stunned

Posted April 23, 2019 by Mark Perna A few weeks ago, I learned that my book Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations had...

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Soft Skills…Are You Kidding Me?

Posted April 8, 2019 by Mark Perna Are soft skills important in the age of the technical skills gap? Yes, they are—more than ever. In 2016, The...

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Meet Our Newest TFS Team Member: Cindy May

Posted April 8, 2019 by Mark Perna I’m delighted to introduce the latest addition to the TFS team, Client Development Coordinator Cindy May! Because of the high...

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Founder’s Perspective: Motivating Young People with a “For-Now” Direction

Posted March 25, 2019 by Mark Perna “Career exploration can be done later. Now’s the time to enjoy your high school years.” This attitude is surprisingly prevalent...

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The Danger of Education for Education’s Sake

Posted March 11, 2019 by Mark Perna Education for education’s sake alone sounds noble, doesn’t it? No mercenary motivations here, just pure learning and the acquisition of...

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Growth Mindset: Sure, Students Should Have It…What About You?

Posted February 25, 2019 by Mark Perna Growth mindset, a term coined by Dr. Carol Dweck, is a popular topic these days. I’ve written about it before...

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The Why Generation and Why You Should Care

Posted February 11, 2019 by Mark Perna The Why Generation is characterized by a single question: why? They’re forever asking, why do we do things this way?...

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Building a Planning Culture with the Career Tree

Posted January 24, 2019 by Mark Perna Last year, we unveiled the new Root System Career Plan that helps your students create their personal, viable plans of...

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How to Fail Miserably and Wind Up on Top

Posted January 22, 2019 by Mark Perna Have you ever hit rock bottom? You know what they say about rock bottom—there’s no way to go but up....

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