Continuous Improvement requires continuous effort over time, patience, & empathy – teamwork.
Bright Spot: The DSD Adopt-A-Pod Project: How The DSD Focused on Improving The Use of Existing Resources & Leveraging Outside Community Agencies to Improve Inmate Outcomes
Written by Andrew Jones, Denver Sheriffs Department (DSD) Program Administrator, Downtown Denver Detention Center – July 2020 “I have been working with the DSD and the City and County of […]
In 2019, JaQuale and her team at Denver’s county jail – The Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) improved the “Inmate Request Process,” through a very visual & innovative solution. Instead […]
Peak Book Summary: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Powerful Lessons in Personal Change” (‘seven habits’) is by Stephen R. Covey. And it is the best book I’ve read thus far in […]
Finally, I want to give the Real-Estate Team kudos, as the team’s story is about dedication.
Policy & Strategy Changes Lead to Decreases in The Number of Intake Assaults & Use-Of-Force Cases at The Denver Sheriff Department
The Denver Peak Academy’s Partnership with the Denver Sheriff Department (DSD) focused on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and on creating the DSD’s Performance Management Model & Strategic Plan 2.0. […]
The famous author and science/policy communicator Vaclav Smil said, “collaboration and augmentation are the foundational principles of innovation.” One cannot make improvements to the world around themselves without collaborative augmentation. […]
Answers by Jason Smith, Cohort 53 – Mt. Princeton Peak, Stewart Peak, Park Horticulturist, Denver Parks & Recreation Parks – (DPRP) Greenhouse – February 2018 To start, Jason Smith is […]
Why draw or use visual language to do anything professionally? According to all of the experts I could find, anybody can draw. Visual thinking and communication are simple. Visual thinking […]
Answers by Amanda Feathers, Cohort 70 – Stewart Peak, Accounting Technician II/ PCard Coordinator, Denver Department of Public Works Finance & Administration (PW Fin&Admin) – November 2018 To start, according […]
On October 1, 2018, Denver Peak Academy had a total of 15 individuals, representing several organizations within and external to the City and County of Denver, go through the Black […]
Peak Book Summary: Everybody Matters – The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
“Everybody Matters” by Bob Chapman (CEO of Barry-Wehmiller) & Raj Sisodia (Coauthor of Conscious Capitalism), is one of the best books I have ever read. Broken into […]
Even before I joined the Denver Peak Academy, I was in love with the concept and abilities of the Idea Tree; one of Denver Peak Academy’s most powerful tools. It is one the fastest, most dynamic, and effective ways to gather and keep brainstorming ideas.
On May 7, 2018, Denver Peak Academy had a total of 20 individuals, representing several organizations within and external to the City and County of Denver, go through the Black […]
In the book Peak Performance by Brian Elms (Innovation Practice lead at Change and Innovation Agency) with J.B. Wogan (Journalist at Governing Magazine), we investigate the new science of success […]
By Joel Drahos, Associate Recruiter, Denver Office of Human Resources – January 2018. Track, track, track, this is what they tell us – in leadership books, at the Peak Academy training, […]