I’ve spent most of my career pitching, selling, pleading, inspiring, and downright begging people to innovate and fundamentally change the way government works. And I’ve met a lot of resistance. […]
Being held accountable for our actions and promises, in theory, is something that we can all agree on. If someone promises to do something we should expect them to go […]
Hello virtual world! Things have been a bit bonkers lately! Maybe you’re working in an emergency response center and your “real job”, the one that you got hired to do, […]
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 […]
In honor of the national holiday she invented, Galentine’s Day, we compiled the ten reasons why Leslie Knope would definitely be a Peak Academy Black Belt.
In the world of government, innovations can have long-standing, drastic impacts on residents. As innovators, it is important to develop a deeper understanding on who is being effected and whether […]
Take a moment and think about the last mistake you made. Maybe it was this morning when your burrito ended up on your lap, or last night when you watched […]
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.
If you’ve ever been to a branch of Denver Public Library, you know that there is A LOT going on! The libraries serve as a hub in the community not […]
In 2013, Denver Parks began speaking with Peak Academy about the development of a smart device application that would reduce the cumbersome process of data collection. This application aimed to […]
Kigali, Rwanda is located in Central/Eastern Africa, 8,596 miles from Denver. So how is it that Denver, Colorado and the Capital and largest city in Rwanda are linked? The answer […]
The Peak Team finished the 2010’s with a strong showing in 2019! Before we head into 2020, we would like to highlight the Peak Team’s metrics, reflections and some of […]
Nominated for and Winner of: 2019 Peak Academy Awards Best Individual Innovation Agency: Denver Human Services Individual: Angus Strayhorn Why Change Was Needed: Denver Human Services Child Support Services (CSS) […]
Learn more about how Natalie Magnatta used connections made through Black Belt to propel her purpose!
Checklists may seem rudimentary, when in reality, they are anything but. Beyond the psychological benefits of feeling accomplished when we check off tasks, checklists can have real power to transform […]
Here at Denver Peak Academy, we often say we have the best jobs (we say it because it’s true). This is largely because we get to see the amazing work […]