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People, Projects, and Organizations

07 Jan 2013 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Unfinished Tasks: Do “P”s Just Not Care?

We all have managed or worked with them. That certain type of team member who says they finished a task when the reality is they didn’t. The “i”s weren’t dotted and the “t”s weren’t crossed. They finished 80%, 90%, 99% of the work, but not 100% of it. These team members end up slowing progress […]


04 Oct 2011 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Yes – TEAM Has an I in It

For decades coaches have told their players there is no I in TEAM. The point they’re trying to make is that the interest of the players should be the team first and themselves second. Players that put themselves first ahead of the team are often called prima donna or selfish. It is true that for […]


13 Jan 2011 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

Great Organizations Reward Prevention, Not Heroism

Killing Alligators. Putting out fires. These are common phrases used in business to describe a person’s workday. They sound macho, very accomplishing, and self-important. They denote a day spent fixing problems and resolving issues, but they are also a sure sign of an individual that works in an organization that rewards heroism. In these organizations […]


26 Aug 2010 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

If You Want to be Efficient You Need Routine

In the corporate world, efficiency is a hot topic. Organizations are always striving to produce the most value for the least amount of effort. They attempt to embed it in their business models, strategy, and day-to-day operations. Unfortunately, they do not always succeed. The major reason for this is that organizations don’t instill routine in […]


12 Dec 2009 Posted by Ben Snyder CEO

How Work Gets Done

Most organizational leaders are compensated for executing on strategy and maintaining daily operations. While true, this is an overly glorified way of presenting their job description. Stated bluntly, leaders are responsible for accomplishing, producing, innovating, and providing value. You know, doing good things and getting work done. Their bonuses and annual pay increases are dependent […]