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Business Challenges Solved via Culture Focus Archive

Schools and school systems are scrambling to integrate social and emotional learning (“SEL”) into their curriculum, this is in addition to core academics — for many good reasons. < In my own participation in and observations of myriads of classrooms across a variety of public primary, middle, and high schools over the years, I’ve participated […]

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Cunningham Elementary, a diverse school nestled in south-central Austin, Texas, has recognized the importance of SEL for many years, but lacked a cohesive program, implementing only diffuse or informal pieces. – Now, with support from the district, teachers and administrators are fitting those pieces together to create a unified approach to SEL, embedded in all […]

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Wow!  This past week I (Dr. J) discovered The Wallace Foundation’s January 2013 Wallace Perspective, < “the first of a series of reports looking at school leadership and how it is best developed and supported.” < The Wallace Foundation supports efforts to improve leadership in public schools, having funded projects in 28 states and numerous […]

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Or is this greater apparent openness due to a primary focus on “the whole person,” rather than on select products and services? < Over the past year, I have begun to apply my company’s new brand to not only the private business-to-business sector, but now also to public school arenas in Ohio and Colorado. < […]

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“Conflict as opportunity” requires respect. No?

Posted May 6, 2015 By Norman Jentner

I recently completed a personally time-consuming review and deeper analysis of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) understandings related to human performance. < My STEM analysis included examination of how our Central Nervous System (CNS) hierarchically triages its finite resources automatically. < These automatic responses are faster than thought and are dependent upon our immediate interpretation […]

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WANTED: Peace of mind for investors, all walks of life.

Posted May 2, 2015 By Norman Jentner

WANTED: Peace of mind for investors within North America, from all walks of life.  Multiple rewards available. < New opportunities to connect and create abound. < The following link represents a work in progress. Presented below is only a first draft summary of the full article. < While the basic article is expected to remain […]

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Are you working too hard? Not hard enough? Too fast? Not fast enough? Right focus? What’s up? – I have been an adaptable and successful trailblazer most of my adult life in most of my chosen professional paths, all of them to address compelling human need. – In every case, my professional activities have kept […]

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Ownership + Engagement = Organizational Alchemy

Posted October 11, 2014 By Norman Jentner

“Thinking like an owner” is structural as well as attitudinal/behavioral.   The vast majority of private entrepreneurial companies in North America and elsewhere are closely held.  This means that only those people who actually gathered their resources for the specific purpose of founding the company, often putting all they had on the line — or those […]

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Safety is a culture issue.

Posted August 21, 2014 By Norman Jentner

From Chernobyl to the Challenger to Deep Water Horizon, major incident investigations consistently point to culture as a key root cause. – Formal safety mechanisms dictate what people should do whereas culture indicates what people actually do. Many organizations experience safety and effectiveness as competing priorities, or a pendulum. Doing so gradually opens up new […]

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Are You a Three-Legged or Four-Legged Antelope?

Posted August 8, 2014 By Norman Jentner

I have, over the course of recent years, experienced an incredible “Ah, ha!” understanding! This follows 25 years professional experience as a psychologist and as an interest-based, conflict resolution consultant, facilitator, and trainer in the private and public health sectors. – I have, since 2013, experienced an additional personal transformation! — from a kind of […]

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