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“Run to SEL, and run fast!” ~Principal, Austin Independent School District

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fundamentals of a High Performance Organization

    Fundamentals of a High Performance Organization A Denison Consulting eWorkshop on the fundamentals of Culture Change & Leadership Development   The Denison Consulting Fundamentals eWorkshop explores the basis of creating and operating a high performance organization. This self-paced, blended e-learning course utilizes multiple platforms to deliver on-demand materials in conjunction with live webinar sessions. […]