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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 […]

“Putting the Horse Back in Front of the Cart” in Our Public Schools Requires Courage

Schools and school systems are scrambling to integrate social and emotional learning (“SEL”) into their curriculum, this is in addition to core academics — for many good reasons. < In my own participation in and observations of myriads of classrooms across a variety of public primary, middle, and high schools over the years, I’ve participated […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]