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.
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
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
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
By Mark T. Burke Monday morning. You go to your place of work. You prep for the day. You casually meet your fellow co-workers as they do the same. How are you thinking about your day? About your week? Do you start to think about all the "things" you have to do? File this. Submit … Continue reading Doers Unite…and Change!
By Mark T Burke Highly successful people have a clear compass that guides them forward. That compass is not only clear to them, but clear to others. It is visible, tangible, in sight at all times. Their beliefs and what they do each day, each minute, is manifest in a way that showcases the path … Continue reading Manifest Your Manifesto