Systemation Blog - Part 2
June 16, 2010

Holding People Accountable (Part 2)

Even if you follow all the practices laid out in Holding People Accountable (Part 1), you may still find team members failing to deliver as promised. […]
June 10, 2010

Holding People Accountable (Part 1)

You’ve heard the talk in the hallways. “He’s not holding so and so accountable.” “They never deliver on time.” “If I were the project manager I’d […]
May 26, 2010

Four Keys to Building Strong Work Relationships

Most work environments require interacting with others. Some people view these interactions as separate events they must endure and others view them as enriching, ongoing relationships. […]
April 29, 2010

Don’t Ask For Permission When Forgiveness is Easier

You’ve heard it said that electricity follows the path of least resistance, so why shouldn’t this principle apply to our decision making too? We’ve all been […]
April 8, 2010

When Has Documentation Ever Saved Your Butt?

We spend lots of time and energy covering our butts. Documents and emails are generated to record agreements, records are created for tasks we work on, […]
December 12, 2009

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. […]
November 11, 2009

Got a Strategy? – You Need Portfolio Management

Putting a strategy together is very rewarding. Whether it’s for your division, department, or small business, it gets you thinking about the future and all the […]
October 1, 2009

When Does Done Mean Done?

How many times have you asked someone to do something for you and when they tell you they’ve done it you come to find out it’s […]
August 6, 2009

Don’t Forget About the Project Environment

Projects are neither good nor bad: they’re neutral. They succeed or fail because of what team members do to them, the skills each team member brings […]
July 1, 2009

The Problem with Getting it “Right”

“If management would only let us do it the right way.” “We can’t do it without the right tools.” “If only we had the right people […]