The Proteus Solution
One Person's Journey from Fired to Hired
How to Successfully Navigate
Today's Ever-Changing, "Protean" Workplace
Jay Block and Sharon Calvin
Copyright 2011 by Jay Block and Sharon Calvin
We owe a debt of gratitude to so many people who have provided invaluable support, insight, and advice over the years that resulted in this work. Unfortunately, if we noted everyone who has contributed, the list would be longer than this short little story. So to all those with whom we have had the pleasure and honor of sharing experiences with over the past two decades, thank you for all you have given to us.
We want to thank our editor, Ed Chupak, for his work on the editing process. Ed was the editor for six of Jay’s McGraw-Hill books; and we are grateful he lent his support with this one. We want to thank our test readers for their time, honest feedback, and support: Ann Merrifield, General Manager of Dynamic Works; Richard Nelson Bolles, bestselling author of What Color is Your Parachute?; Tim Hall, MBA Program Faculty Director at Boston University School of Management and the person who coined the phrase “Protean Careers” back in 1976; Susan Corey, Workforce Manager at SEMCA in Michigan; and Marilyn Opdyke, President of The Opdyke Group, a human resource consulting firm in Michigan.