Rss Feed Tweeter button Facebook button Linkedin button Youtube button

Tag Archive


accessible adaptability balance blind-spots book business best practice business culture business culture ePrimer Business Culture Solutions business success business sustainability center-stage performance Change Intelligence coaching context culture improvement Denison Consulting Denison LLC donate employee ownership Glass Ceiling global benchmark good cause high performance high performance organization individuals leadership learning legal risk protection listening to consumer Maslow’s hierarchy of needs momentum new capabilities original wellness benefit performance polar opposite viewpoints resilience sage wisdom tax-deductible technology triple bottom-line universal principles volunteer volunteer work wellness

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 […]

Might “public,” under the right circumstances, engender greater openness to what “really matters” and to “real change,” at least as I understand it?

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. < […]

My Personal Story (brief snibbit) and Amazing Discovery

I grew up in greater Cleveland, Ohio — the U. S. Midwest, the heart of “Mom, country, and apple pie.” < My father and mother taught me to be responsible, to work for my accomplishments, and to constructively consider others in the process.  I was particularly interested in math and science, taking all the courses […]

Stakes for Success Today Keep Increasing. How Is Your Performance? And Peace of Mind?

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 […]

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 […]

Peak – Peace – Performance. (Post 1)

< < is re-branding! < < < “Peace of Mind for Peak Performance” < amidst < “Differences as Opportunities” < and < “Bridges to Business Culture Advantages” < (Part I). < I (Norman) have recently come to recognize the “silver thread,” < well, actually, more like the “silver–copper–gold–fiber-optic braid,” – that best defines what I […]

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 […]

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.) < […]