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Human Synergistics International® and Performance Improvement

I recently completed my OCI®–OEI® Accreditation through Human Synergistics International®. < Human Synergistics International has been a true pioneer in quantifying organization development and talent management concepts, including organizational culture, leadership impact, team synergy, and individual styles. < For more than 40 years, HSI has been helping organizations unlock their potential through its now world-renowned […]

The Importance of School Leadership for School Performance and Student Success

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 […]

Peace of Mind for Peak Performance” (Part I)

Are You Focused on Making a Difference, with Sustainable Competitive Advantage? < If focused on making a difference with competitive advantage, you already focus, one way or another, on developing you and your team’s PEAK PERFORMANCE. < Am I right or wrong?  < < < For your PEAK PERFORMANCE, you would be wise to also […]

Ownership + Engagement = Organizational Alchemy

“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 […]

What’s New at Denison. More Latest Thinking.

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 […]

Is North America Facing a Crossroads for Transformative Societal Change?

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 […]

Additional Information and Skills Utilized by Leadership Today

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 […]

The “highest calling of leadership”

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.) < […]

Two June Workshops on Building a High Performance Organization

  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 […]

True & Lasting Success Today Requires Individual AND Group Performance. Ideas and Resources for Action (Part 2 of 2)

 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 […]