Recent Presentations

  • Making Meetings Matter. San Francisco, California, International Executives Association, November 3, 2016.
  • Raising the Bar: 2016 Update, San Diego, California, IFMA World Workplace, October 7, 2016
  • So You Want a Revolution? You’ve Got One (Moderator of panel discussion), San Diego, California, IFMA World Workplace, October 7, 2016
  • Making Meetings Matter. San Francisco, California, Rotary, August 9, 2016
  • Design Thinking, Scenario Planning, and Working Together (with David Slight). Portland, Oregon, Innovation Workshop, July 15, 2016
  • Making Meetings Matter. San Mateo, California, Chamber of Commerce, April 22, 2016
  • New Insights into Human Behavior: Potential Impacts on the Workplace (with Erik Jaspers), IFMA Facility Fusion, April 14, 2016
  • Tools for Augmenting Distributed Work (Moderator of panel discussion) IFMA Facility Fusion, April 13,2016
  • Redefining Leadership for the Digital Age (virtual presentation), HR Bookless Club, March 31, 2016
  • Making Meetings Matter. Masters Degree Leadership Class, University of San Francisco, February 23, 2016.
  • Making Meetings Matter. Invited Presentation, Project Management Institute, Wine Country Chapter, Petaluma, California, February 11, 2016.
  • Making Meetings Matter. Golden Gate Breakfast Club, San Francisco, California, November 8, 2015
  • Big Data and Predictive Analytics, Executive Roundtable sponsored by IFMA and Sodexo, World Workplace, October, 2015.
  • Enhancing Employee Productivity and Quality of Life with Big Data, Executive Roundtable sponsored by IFMA and Sodexo, IFMA Facility Fusion, April, 2015.
  • The Place Just Right: The Workplace as a Talent Attraction Tool, with Diane Coles-Levine and Sherry McNutt, IFMA Facility Fusion, April 2015.
  • A Conversation About Conversations at Work, IFMA Facility Fusion Canada, March, 2015.
  • Blessed are the Placemakers, for They Shall Inherit the Real Estate Market, with Paul Carder, World Workplace, September, 2014.
  • Blowing Up Bureaucracy, with Sue Bingham and Benay Darah-Abrams, World Workplace, September, 2014.
  • Pathways to the Future of Work, Business Connect Conference, March, 2014.
  • A Conversation about the Future of Work, The Research Board, November, 2014.
  • Aligning Human Capital, Technology, and the Workplace, with Rodney Stone, Association for Strategic Planning, April, 2013.
  • The Future of Business Collaboration. Webinar sponsored jointly by ZDNet and Citrix Online, November 30, 2011.
  • Mastering the Art of Managing in the Cloud: Managing People You Can’t See. Webinar sponsored jointly by Anthill Magazine (Sydney, Australia) and Citrix Online, July 26, 2011.
  • Managing People You Can’t See. Webinar sponsored jointly by Harvard Business School and Citrix Online. June 7, 2011.
  • Growing Talent for Tomorrow’s Industries. Panel discussion at annual conference of International Economic Development Council, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 6, 2011.
  • From Flexible Work to Corporate Agility: Transforming the Workplace at SCAN Health (with Diane Coles). Corenet Global Summit Conference, Chicago, Illinois, May 2, 2011.
  • The Changing Nature of Work: What’s in it For Me? Facilities Fusion Conference (IFMA), Boston, Massachusetts, April 2011.
  • Managing a Multigenerational Workforce. Facilities Fusion Conference (IFMA), Boston, Massachusetts, April 2011.
  • The ReFormation of Work: The Future of Work is Already Here. Keynote presentation at Meeting of the International Board of Directors, CIETT, Detroit, Michigan, March 2011.
  • Managing a Remote Workforce: Best Practices from Successful Leaders. Contract Workforce and Talent Exchange, Institute for Human Resources, South San Francisco, December 1, 2010.
  • Scenario Planning: Creating Your Own Crystal Ball. Conference Board Program on Human Capital Metrics, San Diego, California, November, 2010.

Recent Publications (Partial List)

(Partial List, not including articles published in Future of Work Agenda)
  • Making Meetings Matter: How Smart Leaders Orchestrate Powerful Conversations in the Digital Age (Indie Books International, 2016)
  • Big Data in the Workplace: Can It Enhance Employee Productivity and Quality of Life?” Sodexo 2016 Workplace Trends Report, January 2016
  • Enhancing Employee Productivity and Quality of Life with Big Data,” Sodexo Special Report, May, 2015.
  • The Future of Business Collaboration,” Citrix White Paper, November 2014.
  • “Futureproofing” Your Organization, Workplace Trends 2014 (January 2014)
  • Taking Charge of Tomorrow. Workspace Design Magazine, January 2012
  • Change Management as a Competency for FM Professionals” in Work on the Move, IFMA Foundation, October 2011
  • Creating an Awesome Workplace” (with Diane Coles) Facilities Management Journal, September-October, 2011.
  • Careers for a More Personal Corporation. Article featured in Special Report, “70 Jobs for 2030,” The Futurist (World Future Society), January-February 2011, p. 37.
  • Best Practices for Managing and Working Remotely. The Teleworkers Digest, December, 2010.
  • Someone Hit the Reset Button (with Charles Grantham), RFP Office Space Magazine, May, 2010.
  • Cut It Out! Save for Today, Build for Tomorrow (with Shad Arnold et al), IFMA Foundation, Houston, Texas, September 2009.
  • The Office: A New Look at an Old Friend, (with Charles Grantham) in Cut It Out!, Arnold et al, IFMA Foundation, Houston, Texas, September 2009.
  • Concentrating on Concentration (with Charles Grantham), Business Xpansion Journal, February 2009.
  • How Come Distributed Work is Still the Next Big Thing? (with Charles Grantham) Capital Magazine, February, 2009.
  • Closing the Talent Gap, with Charles Grantham, The Leader (CoreNet Global), September/October, 2007.
  • Corporate Agility: A Revolutionary New Model for Competing in a Flat World, with Charles Grantham and Cory Williamson, American Management Association, New York, 2007.
  • The Next Generation Economy: A New Equation for Success? Capital Magazine, November, 2006.
  • Which skills and competencies will be most critical for leaders as the workplace continues to evolve? (with Charles Grantham), Leadership in Action (Center for Creative Leadership), vol 4, #6, January/February 2005.
  • The Changing Nature of Work and the Workplace (with Eric Scaff and Charles Grantham), CoRE 2010 Report, CoreNet Global, July, 2004.
  • Demographics and the Changing Nature of Work, with Charles Grantham, Corporate Real Estate Leader, May 2004, pp 36-42
  • Where, Oh Where, Should I Go?, with Charles Grantham, Business Xpansion Journal, November 2003.
  • Changing Patterns of Workforce Management, with Charles Grantham, Journal of Facilities Management, Vol. 2(2) September 2003, pp 142-160.
  • The Search for Digital Excellence. (with Judith Gebauer, Amir Hartman, and Malu Roldan), McGraw-Hill, 1998
  • Managing a Task Force. In John J. Gabarro, editor, Managing People and Organizations, Harvard Business School Publications, 1991.
  • How to Run a Meeting. In John J. Gabarro, editor, Managing People and Organizations. Boston: Harvard Business School Publications, 1991
  • Problem Solving and Interpersonal Conflict in Groups. In John J. Gabarro, editor, Managing People and Organizations. Harvard Business School Publications, 1991

Research Reports (Partial List)

  • Raising the Bar: City Roundtables Report, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, January 2014.
  • Raising the Bar: Enhancing the Strategic Role of FM, Royal Institution  of Chartered Surveyors, November, 2012.
  • Flexible Work: Rhetoric and Reality (update of 2008 report). November 2011. Sponsored by Citrix Online.
  • The Future of Business Collaboration. September 2011. Sponsored by Citrix Online
  • Managing People You Can’t See. February 2011. Sponsored by Citrix Online.
  • Managing a Remote Workforce: Proven Practices from Successful Leaders (with Charles Grantham). September, 2010. Sponsored by Citrix Online.
  • Connecting and Engaging Teams in a Distributed Workforce. (with Charles Grantham) October 2009. Sponsored by Citrix Online.
  • How Come Distributed Work is Still the Next Big Thing? WDC White Paper, Fall, 2008.
  • Flexible Work: Rhetoric and Reality (with Charles Grantham). March 2008. Sponsored by Citrix Online.
  • eProcesses for eBusiness. 2001.In partnership with Jim Champy, Chairman of Perot Systems Consulting and co-author of the best-selling book Reengineering the Corporation.