Systems Bucket

Chapter 18. The Systems Bucket

CORE COMPETENCY #18

We are passionate about systems thinking and process management. We encourage systems people to use their gifts and mentor others for the benefit of our Cause and our Community arenas. We are careful not to tinker or over-tweak, yet we are tenacious about tickler systems. We have a heart to create systems that serve people, not the bureaucracy!

RESOURCES IN THE SYSTEMS BUCKET

On July 17, 2015, this tribute (click here) to Paul Pearson (John’s oldest brother) was read at a memorial service honoring Paul. It's from The Systems Bucket.
 
 WORKSHEET #18.1:
  "D.W.M.Q.A.T. Form."  Payroll's never late--but somehow other important deadlines fall through the cracks.  Here's help.  It's the exciting Daily-Weekly-Monthly-Quarterly-Annual Tickler Tracking Form. Download this Excel spreadsheet and never miss a deadline again! It's a valuable tool when you hand-off the baton to a new team member or new project champion.

ADD SOME HOOPLA! Check out the Big Red Bowling Ball system concept on page 241.  It's a brilliant idea from Jason Pearson.

UNSKILLED, SKILLED, OVERUSED SKILLS.  We encourage our clients to read a unique add-water-and-stir resource that is amazingly simple, yet profound. FYI: For Your Improvement: A Guide for Development and Coaching (click on the Amazon graphic below to order) was written by feedback experts Michael M. Lombardo and Robert W. Eichinger. This comprehensive development and coaching guide is organized around 100 topics on competencies, performance dimensions, and career stallers and stoppers. Practical action steps are included for three types of team members:
        --unskilled
      --skilled
      --and those with overused skills.


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Here are some more resources from the Systems Bucket.

NOTE! UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Some of the links to the books featured on Amazon have changed. (Gee...thanks, Amazon!) For a complete list of books from this bucket, visit the Book Bucket and download List #1 (with books reviewed through Dec. 31, 2015). The list will be updated on Dec. 31, 2016.