2018 PEAK Values® Tour

Last week, we announced that we have recently been awarded a Trademark for PEAK Values®. What began as a compass for our new partnership has blossomed into a philosophy we believe needs to spread, with actions behind it to create real change. Persistence, Empathy, Authenticity, and Kindness are four values that should be in abundance […]

Always Learning: Lessons from the Jazz Ensemble

One thing you can always count on (aside from death and taxes…) is change. Change is inevitable and these days, almost constant. Being adaptable and resilient will help you weather the storms of change. Another trait, however, that is invaluable in responding to change is having a growth mindset. “In a growth mindset, people believe […]

Destiny or Intention? The making of The PEAK Fleet

I am a futurist. It’s with hesitation I say that, because I feel like an imposter in that field. I think however, I’m ready to make claim to that title. In the summer of 2016, I was faced with a career transition. My 19-year career at Intel had come to a conclusion, and I had the […]

Choosing Kindness

Choosing KINDNESS

A 3 minute read… I believe kindness is a choice that has very little downside. Think about it. What do you really have to lose by being kind? It doesn’t cost more or require extra effort, and yet it almost always results in goodwill. But if kindness is a such a no-brainer, then why do […]

Authenticity: Free to be me

AUTHENTICITY: Free to be me

 A 5 minute read… A recent study found about 50% of people work in organizations where they feel the need to conform. [Gino, “Let your workers rebel” Harvard Business Review, 10/2016]. Only 50% of people feel encouraged to bring their authentic selves to work. Does that statistic surprise you? Which half do you belong to? […]

The Power of Empathy

The Power of EMPATHY

The second in a four-part series about the PEAK values, we shift from the obvious strength of persistence to explore the subtle power of empathy. In a recent conversation with a client, we discussed adopting empathy as one of their core values. Based on their business model and a deep understanding of the employees they needed […]

Persistence

PERSISTENCE: Taking it back

A 4 minute read… Tenacity. Perseverance. Grit. Determination. These are all words synonymous with Persistence. And yet, persistence is often negatively connoted. As was the case recently on the U.S. Senate floor, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shut down Senator Elizabeth Warren as she challenged the nomination of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. “She […]