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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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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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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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Leaders of today’s and tomorrow’s most effective businesses, as always, will continue to focus on cost-effective uses of technologies and processes.  And that’s not all. < Top performing leaders focus today with increasingly effectiveness on how the individual employees within their businesses are strategically aligned with their company’s strategic goals and objectives.   < Leaders today […]

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The “highest calling of leadership”

Posted May 24, 2014 By Norman Jentner

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. — Harvey Firestone < What is your next step? < The demands upon business leadership for competitive survival have modified and expanded beyond the basic sets of skills most often required in earlier eras.  (Notice I did not say “replaced,” per se.) < […]

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In Reflection and Honor of the Late Nelson Mandela

Posted December 8, 2013 By Norman Jentner

We at Business Culture Solutions stop for a moment, in reflection and in honor of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, who died this last week at the age of 95.   For many of us, Mr. Mandela represents “a brother,” almost a member of the family, in light of his long-standing commitment to […]

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Ready? The 3Rs of Preparing Your Organization for the Future

Posted August 20, 2013 By Norman Jentner

FACT: Did you know that “business culture” is an under-utilized Google search term when it comes to searching for business performance solutions?  (More about this in an upcoming blog!) Today, I came across a book that describes “fundamental trends reshaping the world in which business will compete in the future.” “These changes include falling boundaries […]

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