Transcript of the 2017 Commencement Speech for Western Nebraska Community College: It Only Takes A Tweet

The following is a transcript of the speech I gave as the 2017 commencement speaker at Western Nebraska Community College. It was an honor to be asked to speak with these graduates and their friends and family and a memory I won’t soon forget. Many thanks to President Holcomb for inviting me and to Nina Grant for all of her work in organizing the event and keeping me organized. Titled, “And It Only Takes A Tweet,” the following is my congratulations and advice to the class of 2017.

How To Find Your Life Purpose

I came across this great SlideShare by OfficeVibe CEO, Dan Benoni, the other day.  Not only does it represent impeccable slide design and narrative form, but it also provides a great message and some very tangible takeaways. The presentation is organized around the following six headings: 1.  WHY knowing your purpose is crucial 2.  Five powerful BENEFITS you can reap 3.  How to find YOUR PURPOSE with 3 simple questions 4.  Nine inspiring EXAMPLES of life purposes 5.  Six essential HACKS to live your purpose 6.  The most important REMINDER to apply those… Read More

Why It’s More Important Than Ever To Teach Students To “Lead Imperfectly”

I was recently provided a copy of James Robilotta’s new book, Leading Imperfectly: The Value of Being Authentic for Leaders, Professionals, and Human Beings.  James is one of my “digital friends.”  A person I’ve connected to virtually, through shared goals, a shared outlook on life, and kismet.  We’ve barely spoken in person, but he’s one of those people who give you the vague feeling that you already know them before you’ve met them.  All around a great guy.

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