Karl Gude teaches classes on creative thinking and problem solving and conducts Design Thinking workshops in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Gude is the Director of the college’s Media Sandbox and a faculty instructor in the School of Journalism. Prior to entering academia, Gude was the Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek magazine and The Associated Press. In 2017, Gude received the MSU Quality in Undergraduate Teaching Award and was also featured in the university President Lou Anna Simon’s Report on teaching creativity.

The Value of a Mentor

You can't do it alone. Find someone who's been there and listen and learn

A few years ago I was sitting in my office shaking.  In tears.  With my door closed.  I had just fired someone for the first time.  He was a good man.  Nice guy.  But the direction of where organization needed to go necessitated some change.  Hard decisions needed to be made.  And I had no idea […]

Here are some of the additional resources for the presentation:

Dan Pink Drive TED Talk

Brene’ Brown “The Power of Vulnerability” TED Talk

Seth Godin “The Tribes We Lead”

I recently had opportunity to speak to communication majors at Spring Arbor University. The question I was asked to answer was What do our students need to know as they are preparing to enter the ever-changing Com & Media workplace? What skills, knowledge, (life lessons & attitudes), etc. will be most beneficial for them to be intentionally seeking and practicing here in order to prepare them for when they enter the work force. I titled the session “Who You Are Matters More Than What You Can Do”.  I’ve broken the presentation down into three posts:

I also posted this question to friends on my social media channels and pulled together my favorites in a PDF to share.