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Vacation Reflections

Recently I took three weeks away from my regular work routines. < Instead, I traveled and interacted with strangers, new acquaintances, friends, and family in Ohio, Washington, and Idaho, plus in British Columbia. < My vacation afforded me opportunity to engage with homeless people, working poor, middle class, and with economic elites. < My experiences […]

“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 […]

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. < […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]