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. […]
I recently celebrated a birthday, and I am in the thick of planning the Peak Academy Awards (our team’s big way to celebrate innovations throughout the city over the past […]
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 […]
To give an example of how much was being hauled away from City projects to landfills, imagine an 18-wheeler truck that is filled to the brim with soil. Just about 4,100 trucks worth of soil would have been disposed of this year, if not for Diane’s brilliant idea: create a Soil Reuse Guidance Document and include it as a standard in City development contracts.
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 […]
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 […]