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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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guided Experience Trumps Knowledge

(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 […]

True & Lasting Success Today Requires Individual AND Group Performance. Ideas and Resources for Action (Part 1 of 2).

“True and lasting success” in our globalizing world can constructively be considered in terms of individuals’ satisfactions as members of groups, little and big, who are successfully making constructive differences that matter in our world.  No? Individual success has to do with personal health & well-being        relationships resources      meaning      conscientiousness  constructive […]