When we first began brainstorming ways to celebrate Peak Development’s 10th Anniversary, we generated a lot of ideas; some good, some…not so much. To narrow them down, we asked what we thought were some fairly straightforward questions:
- How do we want people to remember the 10th Anniversary?
- What do clients tell us Peak Development means to them?
- What qualities have made our longevity possible?
What began as a way to help us sift through ideas, quickly brought us back to our core values. We want people to feel more capable and better equipped to do their work. We want people to know that one person can make a difference. We want people to realize that organizations grow when people grow. These are the ideas that we carried into our 10th Anniversary. While some celebration was definitely in order, we also wanted to mark the occasion in a way that provided business value to our clients.
To that end, we published a series on our Web site over the course of 2006 called 10 Years of Learning. Each month provided a look back at one of the most important lessons learned over our first decade, both from and with clients. As with all of Peak Development’s writing, we’ve provided questions to stimulate your thinking and practical tips for putting the ideas to use.
Now, as the 10th Anniversary has come to a close, we’re pleased to provide you with all of these essays in one volume. It’s our way of saying thank you for being a part of Peak Development’s first decade. I look forward to sharing even more learning with you in the years to come.
Topics covered include:
- You Are Your Own Best Tool
- Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story
- The Power of Culture
- Valuing Continual Learning
- The Case for Building Internal Capacity
- The Social Impact of Organization Design
- Everyday Interactions and the Bottom Line
- One Person Can Make a Difference
- Choosing to Change
- Refelecting on Experience
- More to Learn