FOR MORE THAN A YEAR I'VE BEEN COLLABORATING WITH FOUR COLLEAGUES, each of us an independent consultant in the cultural/NGO sector, all of us looking to hone the business end of our work. We've SWOT'd and career planned together, mapped and graphed our work, and brainstormed solutions to each other's challenges. We're branching out now with a workshop program encouraging others to take a similar career evaluation journey. (Our next one is coming up in Burlington, VT next week!)
We've also produced a pithy little newsletter together, called "Take 5". It's our intent is to bring readers bite-sized ideas to get your creative professional juices flowing. Our inaugural issue suggested readers think about planning execution before launching into planning, explore a trend called 'flawsomeness', try an activity to think differently about your audience, and most presciently, get your organization's (or your own) disaster planning in order.