Watch the Video of My PhD Dissertation Defense, On College Students and Social Media

It’s over!  It’s hard to believe the one of the final steps on my journey is complete.  I want to thank everyone for all of their support throughout this process.  There are far too many of you to mention individually, but I trust you know who you are and how much I appreciate you. If you’d like to watch a video of the public defense of my dissertation (below), I recorded it via live-streaming on Google On Air Hangouts.  This video includes the presentation portion of my defense, which was approximately 15 minutes.  Enjoy! 😉

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

Seeking Submissions for an #SATBT Book!

  Hello Friends… Do you want to contribute to a new book? After doing the #SATBT series on my blog, I was delighted with the wonderful stories shared and have received great feedback from others about how much they enjoyed reading them.  It inspired me to think about collecting these into a print-on-demand paper book!  The purpose of the #SATBT series is for mid and senior level professionals (defined as 5 years of professional experience or more, excluding graduate assistantships) to share inspiring stories and lessons learned from their first jobs.  I intend… 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.

7 Tips To Finish Your Dissertation Without It Finishing You

I came across this GREAT SlideShare from Wiley promoting their book by Joanne Broder Sumerson, Finish Your Dissertation, Don’t Let It Finish You.  Although I cannot vouch for the book itself, having not actually read it, this slick little piece of marketing material hits the nail on the head.  If you or someone you love are working on a dissertation, here are some tips that you can share.