Systemation Blog - Part 2
June 10, 2010
contract

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
paper-chain

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
choice

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
gavel-and-documents

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, […]
March 26, 2010
late or underestimated project

Was Your Project Late or Underestimated?

It’s amazing how a simple tool such as a project schedule, with multiple tasks and a project completion date, can create so much shame or joy […]
December 12, 2009
globe_puzzle

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. […]
October 21, 2009
haunted-house

Haunting Deadlines

Working on projects can be very demanding, taxing our energy and resiliency. There are often spurts of overtime that have to be put in to get […]
October 1, 2009
finished-stamp

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 […]
September 9, 2009
black-lab

Reality Testing

My dog, Wyatt, eats rocks.  He devours rocks, gets sick and can’t keep food or water down.  He then wallows around for several days until he […]