I started to experiment with teaching as a graduate assistant around 2012. It didn’t take long before I was hooked. Two years later, I was a full-fledged adjunct. By 2015, teaching had taken control and I was doing it full-time. In the Spring of 2017, I became the Director of Minerva, the creative portfolio specialization in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations at The University of Alabama. I know I have a problem; I just don't know how to stop.
First, make a really big lake. The bigger, the better. Then, go fishing. The best fish are waiting down in the deep water. I promise this analogy makes sense. So does the one about raw chicken. Let me explain...
Creativity and complex problem-solving is key to becoming and staying competitive—no matter the industry. So make it part of your corporate culture. Make creative thinking the standard rather than the exception.
Pitch, please! This is not a presentation. It is not a sales call. It is not theatre. And, it is not easy. It is an opportunity to show—not say—you have, will find, or are the solution to a given problem.
I'm not very good at keeping my desk organized. I don't know the first thing about HV/AC repair. I'm awful with directions, terrible at math, and can't play the piano. I don't speak to organizations and companies about those things.
“Many times he provoked thought to a new line of thinking on projects, and his humor and comradeship is indispensable. I hope to work more with Mark in the future, and I can recommend him without hesitation.”