Welcoming 2019

Welcoming 2019

Two years in… Last December, I wrote about the origin of The PEAK Fleet one year in to our venture. That first year, we expected to struggle, we were creating our company from scratch and hustled to get those first customers. We had the enthusiasm of creating something new, making all our own decisions, and the […]

Change and Tradition: Lessons from Las Vegas

A Reflection on Values In the past few months I’ve been through Las Vegas, Nevada a couple of times. Those visits inspired me to reflect on the values of change and tradition. I’ve always had nostalgia for the classic Las Vegas, or at least my romanticized notion of Vegas. It goes along nicely with my […]

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 […]

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 […]