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Commencement Speeches: Worth the Time?

Graduates in Cap and GownFor the last month, thousands of commencement speeches have been delivered, listened to, remarked upon and viewed on YouTube. I guess you can say it’s a time-honored tradition to invite a celebrity or someone of status to inspire graduates with addresses that, more times than not, contain similar messages: go forth, dare to take risks, don’t let failure stop you, and even the overused “carpe diem.”

While many of us may have grown accustomed to tuning them out, it is time to give them another chance, and to encourage those audiences whom they are directed toward to listen with intent.

Read my entire post at Talent Management Magazine… 

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