During the first quarter of 2021, Rachel Lindgren, a Denver Human Services (DHS) Child Welfare Learning and Development (L&D) Team member, went through the Peak Green Belt (GB) Training and […]
DENPeakAcademy Brightspot: How Lori Martinez “Kaizened” & “6S’d” Her Remote Work Space During The COVID-19 Pandemic
When the pandemic began in 2020, like many employees across the nation, Lori A. Martinez found herself working remotely, from home. Her living space is open concept, so she thought […]
DenPeakAcademy Brightspot: How Captain Deric Wynn & The Denver Sheriffs Department Improved The Sealed Records Process
Written by Deric Wynn, Denver Sheriffs Department (DSD) Captain – April 2021. From beginning to end, the Denver Peak Academy training & mission statement aims to train and develop employees […]
Yes, we made up a new word. COVInnovation = an innovation from City of Denver public servants implemented during the COVID pandemic. Thank you so much to each and every […]
Joey Hernandez spent his DOTI Black Belt Fellowship with the street sweeping team, saving almost 26 million gallons of water and 668 staff hours in the process.
Denver Transportation and Infrastructure Builds a New Standard for Innovation and Employee Development
What happens to black belts after they go through the week long Peak Academy black belt training? This question was posed by the Denver Public Works Executive Director Eulois Cleckley, […]
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 […]
The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World – Book Review Pt. 1
This is the first of a three-part review of a brilliant book called The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World by Raj Sisodia and […]
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. […]
At our best, we employees can be incredibly thoughtful, creative, passionate and driven. We volunteer for extra duties, offer to help our overwhelmed teammates, and bring great ideas to our […]
Innovators can be found in the workplace just about anywhere, but what does innovation really mean? The definition of an “innovator” is anyone who attempts to make a positive change […]
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.