That's right, give away your processes. But, they are my bread and butter you say. No, they're not. I'm 26 years into my professional life as an educator, musician, trainer, instructional designer, project manager, entrepreneur, company leader and organizational developer and if I have learned anything, it is that you CAN and should give away … Continue reading Go Ahead…give away your processes.
This morning, I visited my Twitterverse and one of my trusted sources and fellow follower Mr. Michael Crawford (Real World Scholars) had posted this article "The Importance of Entrepreneurship in School Curriculum." I thought the article was a great conversation starter around the reasons all schools, no matter what format or focus, need to have … Continue reading Youth is Wasted on Youth….An Entrepreneurial Perspective
Mission Moments are sacred. I learned that from my friends Derek and Laura Cabrera. Those moments of interaction with my customers (my clients) that matter...matter deeply. Not just those instances when something cool happens. Mission Moments are moments when the work we've done together gives birth to a new reality. Deep? Yep. That's the point. … Continue reading Sharing a Mission Moment
For ten years now, I've had the difficult job, probably my MOST difficult job, of leading a team of creatives. That team is a team of one. And, I am the team. I'm not boasting. I'm saying it like it is. In my past, I've had the pleasure of working with and leading teams. I've … Continue reading Leading Creatives and You’re a Sole Proprietor
At PFEW 2018, I serve as a Company Advisor (CA). The program has an incredible history which means they have a well developed educational program for the students. With 447 students at this week's camp, a plan is certainly a necessity. As a CA, one of 23 other professionals, I join my peers in the … Continue reading Applying Thinking Patterns to Ethics Case Study Activity: Destructive Emotions Avoided
Crack open the PMBOK, the Project Management Book of Knowledge, and you'll learn a TON about Inputs and Outputs. You'll learn about creating value for your stakeholders, with differing needs and priorities. And you'll learn about process. The process of Project Management (PM) often attracts people and more so organizations to the field of study. … Continue reading Project Management Isn’t About Tasks, It’s About Relationships
Supporting K-12 means my summers are busy. As schools and support organizations prepare for the upcoming academic year, they look to capture BIG ideas to share with staff, students and the community when they return. The BIG ideas form frameworks for greater organizational goals. Performance goals, cultural shifts, community building, Vision-Mission work, are great examples … Continue reading Big Ideas, Micro-Learning
That's right. I am standing in front of the multi diesel locomotive driven train we call STEM with my hand up saying, "Hold up a second." I know the lag time to come to a stop will be great and I risk being flattened. I have faith however, that the embedded systems we are attempting … Continue reading STEM ≠ Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Being a leader can be lonely. Whether you're a "C" level administrator, Division Leader, General Manager or a Solo-preneur, you're expected to be a thinker. Your day-to-day work places you in situations where solutions aren't "in the manual." No, you must generate ideas and solve complex issues from original thought. How do you do that? … Continue reading Who’s On Your Thinking Team and How Do You Think?
By Mark T. Burke Project Based Learning (PBL), Graduation Projects, team, short and long-term projects, these are all common educational frameworks in our K-12 schools. I call them frameworks because they are more than "assignment types." Yes, students are assigned projects. But, those projects are not isolated activities. They are connected (or should be) to … Continue reading Project Management: A New K-12 Core Subject