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SYSTEMS bucket

SYSTEMS bucket


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!


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 here to order from Amazon) 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.

DELEGATE YOUR READING! Ask team members to select a book from this bucket and share a book review at your next staff meeting. See the Book Bucket for more ideas on why "Leaders Are Readers." For a complete list of books from this bucket, visit the Book Bucket and download List #1 (with books reviewed through Dec. 31 of last year).

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