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This week, Peak Academy traveled to San Francisco to train 30 employees from the City of San Francisco’s Controller’s Office, City Services Auditor team. The employees conducted gemba walks in […]
Sometimes it feels as though there isn’t enough time in the workday, especially to have a one-on-one meeting. Just ask Mark Smith of Denver Human Services. On August 17, 2015, […]
Peak Academy ran its first BIT training on February 17th and 18th, and we are excited to deliver more trainings this year!
Building on momentum from attending last October’s Denver Peak Academy Black Belt Class, Chief Innovation Officer Nicole Pollock returned to Providence bursting with ideas to create meaningful impacts within its […]
A truly paperless office may see like a distant dream. City and County of Denver employee, Laura Hammock, made this dream into a reality. Laura works with the Hearings Office. […]
Julie Lehman has a great job. Instead of going to an office every day, she goes to a greenhouse. Julie and her staff work to order, grow, and distribute all […]
It’s more than just a clean desk. As many Black Belts will tell you, it’s not just about cleaning up and clearing away, it’s about peace of mind, ease of […]
I recently had a conversation with a colleague interested in applying for a promotion. “I don’t think I have what it takes,” she said, “I don’t have an MBA.” I […]
Written by Sheila Knight-Fields, Director Denver 311 If you were to look at my LinkedIn profile, you would see the statement, “I’m solution focused and energetic about transforming the business […]
By Stacie Loucks, Director, Excise and Licenses The Denver Post headline read, “Frozen yogurt sweetens the wait time for some at Denver’s Webb building.” In 2012, the Department of Excise […]
Innovation requires flexibility. But how do you keep flexibility while not getting off track? That’s where your why comes in. In Black Belt we teach that finding your why […]
By Cassie Schoon, Department of Public Works Nobody likes to be rejected. When you build up the courage to ask someone out or apply for a job, rejection is hard […]
Rachel Ostwald works with the Denver Parks Department in the Southwest District, which includes the parks of Kenyon, Barnum, Ruby Hill, Washington, and Rosedale. She earned her MBA with a […]
Gemba is the “real place.” It is a word that means getting a view of what people do in their everyday work life. How do things actually function? What are all […]
This morning the Peak Academy team joined hundreds of city employees, elected officials, and citizens for Mayor Michael Hancock’s inauguration ceremony. You can read the text of the Mayor’s inaugural […]