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Work In Progress
Welcome to Work in Progress, a blog in which I try to be part observer, part adviser and part provocateur. I write about such issues as the "employment deal" between workers and organizations, people management strategies, advances in workplace technology and the social safety nets designed to catch displaced workers. I'm convinced the world is progressing toward an era of greater reciprocity between workers and employers, and organizations that get ahead of this trend are more likely to thrive.

Delayed Innovation Gratification

November 29, 2012
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The hard truth about innovation is that it generally is not an overnight phenomenon. Try more like 2,000 days and nights.
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The 'Naked Organization' Gets Nakeder

November 20, 2012
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Leaders at Big Blue and elsewhere could blush a deep pink if Tom Vines is correct about where performance management, crowdsourcing and social media are heading.
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Giants Show That 'Together We're Champions'

November 2, 2012
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The San Francisco team's World Series triumph has lessons that go beyond the ballpark.
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Popularity Pays

October 24, 2012
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But a deeper lesson of new research is that everyone can be more socially savvy.
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The Love Connection

October 17, 2012
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In lifting the San Francisco Giants to victory, pitcher Sergio Romo reminded us all about the power of plugging away for something bigger than ourselves.
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Dentist's Orders

October 5, 2012
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My dentist argues people need a day off midweek to stay healthy and fresh. She may be right.
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We Will Not Go Quietly

September 28, 2012
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A riot in China and new feedback software show dignity is on the march. And it is shaping workplaces around the globe.
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A Heartwarming Story of Hard-Nosed Business Success

September 25, 2012
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Sun Health Senior Living saves jobs and grows sales through creativity and training.
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The 47 Percent and You

September 18, 2012
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Romney's recent remarks reflect a version of the deal that is outdated and doomed.
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Slow and Steady Slays the Antelope and Wins the Rat Race

September 17, 2012
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There's a strong case to be made for remembering our inner marathoner, our latent persistent hunter.
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