It’s graduation time! Graduation pictures are appearing on my Facebook feed: smiling grads and proud parents. In honor graduation day for so many, this week’s Link Around is all about the grad.
Time Mag: Graduation gift ideas
George Saunders has excellent advice: be kind
Inspirational quotes for graduates
Buzzfeed: 31 Grad Party Decor Ideas
Stylecaster: 25 more (just in case you didn’t like any of the first ones)
Write those thank you notes: WSJ: The Lost Art of the Handwritten Note (you can get my favorite book on the subject here)
My book, The 5 Be’s for Starting Out, makes a good gift!
In a world full of “no” and “don’t”, The 5 Be’s For Starting Out is a positive vision of who to “Be.” Based on a lifetime of mentoring young adults, The 5 Be’s is a roadmap to living a healthy, fulfilling, and successful life!
Or if you’re feeling more “whimsical,” try Patio Wisdom for a little inspiration and humor!
Inside are the musings from Living a Life at Full Speed, where wisdom comes from the School of Hard Knocks. It’s wisdom born of adventure and hardship, joy and pain, victory and defeat…and everything in between. Illustrated with the author’s own photos, and narrated with quips and memories, Patio Wisdom will leaving you in tears and stitches!
Mickey believes everyone can reach high levels of performance if inspired and led. During his 28 year US Air Force career Mickey commanded thousands of Airmen, managed portfolios worth billions of dollars, and worked with military, civil, and industry officials around the world. He is a Distinguished Graduate from the Eisenhower School at National Defense University in Washington DC.
Mickey is the author of seven books, including Leading Leaders: Inspiring, Empowering, and Motivating Teams and The 5 Be’s For Starting Out. He’s a frequent contributor to industry publications and blogs.