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 […]
Have you ever been hungry? I mean, really hungry? Where nothing else seems possible until you get some food in your belly? In America before the pandemic, 11 million children […]
Many of us like our products to be perfect before sending them into the universe. While this can be a strength, it can also be a limiting weakness. It slows […]
How do you know if you’re on track to achieve your goals? For most of us, when it comes to our personal lives, we need some type of data. You […]
It’s hard to see yourself clearly sometimes. No one likes to brag, or I should say, no one I like likes to brag. When my fellow Peaker Andy sent us […]
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 […]
At Peak Academy, we heavily stress the importance of working with what you’ve got – no new budget dollars, no additional people, and no new technology. This is one 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 […]
Imagine if you built a program from the ground up. You’ve poured everything you had into making it a success for years and it has changed the lives of thousands of the people who need it most in the community. And now, you’re ready to retire. But you don’t want to see your life’s work fade away. Organizations love to talk about onboarding, but this Black Belt’s innovation around offboarding has preserved the success of a program.
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 Circle is Born Karen Westendorp, Christina Hadera, Hilary Thompson, and Amy Lowell (pictured in the same order above) all work for the Office of Human Relations (OHR) and all […]
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. […]