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Yan Song's Blog – September 2010 Archive (2)

Practicing "Soft" Science

How do you explain and sell the value of human dynamics to a bunch of hard nosed scientists and technologists? Well, that will be my task next week at a laboratory data management conference in Boston. I will both present and facilitate a half-day discussion session on organizational change in the context of pharmaceutical research and busiess operations. Here are my slides as well as conference brochure to help you understand the context…


Added by Yan Song on September 15, 2010 at 6:36pm — No Comments

Pleasure vs. Gratification

I met professor Jocelygn Davies at a recent conference in Washington DC. Jocelygn teaches applied project management classes at Maryland University. She has done a masterful job of bringing the key principles of Positive Psychology alive in building positive classrooms and workplaces. I first heard about positive psychology from our own Gerry who also teaches Positive Psychology at several local colleges in Chicago and Saint Louis. The first thing that Jocelygn dismisses is the smiley face…


Added by Yan Song on September 14, 2010 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

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