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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 […]

Your Own Peak Performance Requires Your Own Regular Personal Respect — with Understanding

STEM* findings suggest that we each will operate at our personal best, with optimal sustainability, when we pro-actively and regularly invest in our own “mindful” peace of mind. < ☞ Taking personal responsibility for HOW < ☛ We invest, by building upon personal discovery < ☞ Personally training ourselves < Our actions will be further […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Is North America Facing a Crossroads for Transformative Societal Change?

The stressors and opportunities encountered by participants within the societal context of your business, and in which your company stakeholders operate, will effect your business performance. How would you like to improve your business productivity — at no out-of-pocket expense to your business — by enhancing your employees’ peace of mind and having a positive impact upon […]

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 […]

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 […]