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Safety is a culture issue.

Posted August 21, 2014 By Norman Jentner
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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
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I have, over the course of the last two 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. –  As a result, I have, over the course of the last two […]

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What’s New at Denison. More Latest Thinking.

Posted July 26, 2014 By Norman Jentner
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July 2014 Reading Between the Lines What are your employees really telling you? Over the last two decades, business leaders have gained a greater appreciation for the impact of organizational culture on important performance outcomes (e.g., financial performance, employee engagement, customer satisfaction, innovation). As awareness for the importance of organizational culture has grown, questions about […]

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EqualJusticeUnderLaw

The stressors and opportunities encountered by participants within the societal context of your business, and in which your company stakeholders operate, will effect your business performance. How would you like to improve your business productivity – at no out-of-pocket expense to your business — by enhancing your employees’ peace of mind and having a positive impact upon […]

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Leaders of today’s and certainly 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 achieve […]

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The “highest calling of leadership”

Posted May 24, 2014 By Norman Jentner
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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.) Let’s take a […]

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  Two Denison Consulting Certification Workshops   Workshop on Culture Change & Leadership Development The Denison Consulting Certification Workshop is a comprehensive two-day program that prepares attendees to create high-impact strategies that drive culture change and leadership development to propel business success. June 4 – 5, 2014 Denison Headquarters, Ann Arbor, MI REGISTER NOW Program […]

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Guided Experience Trumps Knowledge

Posted March 27, 2014 By Norman Jentner
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(Originally posted 03-19-14.) Experiencing positive change with constructive guided reflection is, in my professional experience, one of the most powerful approaches you can take to gaining lasting memories with new understandings — understanding  you can utilize reflexively and faithfully adapt for continuing positive actions with your team and other stakeholders. You now have this opportunity with the […]

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(Originally posted February 22, 2014.) My business assignments have recently engulfed my focus, precluding my usual regular blogging, up until now. ~Having further engaged with a new set of business leaders and organizations, my biggest take-aways, as a performance consultant professional: People’s expectations rising (customers, employees, leaders), in sometimes transformative ways; the technical AND INTERPERSONAL […]

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OperationalStability

 Today it is widely understood that EVERY business possesses a company “culture.”   That culture is passed on to new employees.  It is a by-product of all actions by leadership and all other participants in the business, resulting in “the way we do things around here.”  It includes everything attended to (and not attended to) […]

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