Blogger A Day Call: Hello, Hello, Hello is Mark there?
Mark and I were ready for a great phone call. Skype wasn’t as prepared. After a good college try, Mark, gentleman and hero, volunteered the call from London to Chicago. What’s not to love about a blogger like that?
Mark was a business coach at the corporate level, but his passion is creativity coaching. So he changed his focus to working in the creative industries — television, film, design, and others. Last month, Mark finished his dissertation on coaching in creative businesses. He’s putting podcasts of the interviews on his blog while his dissertation is under review.
Mark and I talked about his interviews and my experiences as director of departments that were made up of editors and designers. Mark touched on the same point that Tony made yesterday — creative work requires a personal investment; then folks have to let go. We talked about managers helping with that and the way managers translate to financial folks the most effective ways creative people think and work.
Our conversation included high-trust environments and the problems of needing to be creative on-demand — the fact that no one is creative all of the time — and that people need to know that it’s okay not to be exceptional every moment.
Mark’s a poet. He drew an analogy between poetry and blogging. He pointed out that the deeper you go into poetry the more you notice the great poets connecting to poets who have gone before — he called it a poetic form of hyperlinking. One more way that poetry is code.
Imagine poets as the first bloggers . . . I can see the similarities.
B.A.D. Blogger Quote
A blog is like a book where you can see the readers reading it and talking back to you. –Mark McGuinness
Stop by Mark’s Blog, wishful thinking, and say hi!
Thanks, Mark, you B.A.D. Blogger!
–ME “Liz” Strauss
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