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Armies of One:: Confab 2013

Ron Bronson
November 12, 2013

Armies of One:: Confab 2013

Ron Bronson

November 12, 2013
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  1. ARmIES OF ONE: NAVIGATING THE UPS & DOWNS OF ONE-PERSON

    OFFICES @ronbronson #confabEDU
  2. Wait, who is Ron Bronson? Partner, Skov Eliot + Berg

    Co-host, HigherEdSolo.com Co-host, Higher Ed Live Veteran of website redesigns
  3. Am I AN ARmY OF ONE?

  4. Know the rules… then break them.

  5. TENNIS POLO

  6. #SOLOPROBLEmS What are common issues faced by armies of one?

  7. ‣ NOT ENOUGH HOURS IN A DAY ‣ HARD TO

    GET BUY-IN FOR MAJOR PROJECTS ‣ NOT BEING SURE WHERE TO START ‣ HAVING TO WEAR LOTS OF DIFFERENT HATS ‣ BEING TAKEN FOR GRANTED ‣ NOT A LOT OF UPWARD MOBILITY ‣ STAGNATION #SOLOPROBLEmS
  8. First, let’s focus on the positives... WHAT ARE SOME OF

    THE BENEFITS OF BEING AN ARMY OF ONE?
  9. ‣ INDEPENDENCE ‣ FEWER STEPS TO GETTING THINGS DONE ‣

    ABLE TO TRY NEW IDEAS ‣ ADAPTABILITY/NIMBLENESS ‣ LEARN A VARIETY OF SKILLSETS ‣ NEVER A DULL MOMENT Positives...
  10. tactics for thriving... HOW CAN I OVERCOME 
 THE CHALLENGES?

  11. ONE TASK AT A TIME

  12. PICK 
 YOUR BATTLES

  13. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Solo Projects THERE’S NO SUCH THING

    
 AS A SOLO PROJECT IN HIGHER ED
  14. RECRUIT ALLIES

  15. One idea can impact the entire organizational chart.

  16. But only if You speak up

  17. Tackling a big project as a solo... case study

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  20. questions? @ronbronson @higheredsolo @SKELBE SoloLive Show Every 3rd Wednesday on

    HigherEdLive.com