What has happened to the world? Governments seem to be in chaos. Terrorism is rising. Even the largest of companies seem fragile and at risk of dying. News and information is plentiful but can you trust it with all the fake news? Next Jump is being called on by the Navy, Air Force, CIA, F1000 businesses, education, sports, medicine, nonprofits, startups…asking for help on their culture…how do we turn our organization into a “developmental culture,” in order to build “Adaptive Learning Teams.”
We are being called on more than ever since the book was published to share what it takes to be a DDO. From the CNO of the Navy, to the Head of the Air Force, to almost every F1000 organization, creating a developmental culture is at the heart of what they are trying to accomplish. In WORK 3.0, all HR software needs to upgrade. Next Jump has built the technology for our own use and is now sharing it with other companies to help them upgrade their systems (feedback, recognition, hiring, evals, etc.)
This year, we introduced an exciting new program called the Teaching Innovation Challenge into our Adopt-A-School program. The intent of the program is to support teachers and help enable them to bring their teaching to the next level. Teachers and co-teaching pairs developed new curriculum, tried experiments, and generally had a go at raising their own standards and adding innovations to their schools.
Just last week, Tom, Greg, Meghan and I were invited to attend part of the 3 day Leadership Training program for Jamie Dimon’s (CEO of JPMC) operating committee, the top 20 leaders running JPMC. The first half of the day, Meghan and I coached this team of leaders on the Moneyball of Leadership. Responses ranged from “This is so practical, I need this help immediately” to “How can I get more of this”.
McKinsey has written studies that over 90 percent of CEOs plan to increase investment in leadership development because they see it as the single most important human-capital issue their organizations face.1 Theo Epstein, the general manager of the Cubs was recently named the “Greatest World Leader” by Fortune. Epstein believes that not only does “character matter,” but that it was their
Our Co-CEO’s (Meghan Messenger and Charlie Kim) write a monthly newsletter that we share not only with our staff and family, but also friends of the company (including past Leadership Academy attendees). It includes a sampling of many things happening, summing up as part of our larger mission in changing workplace culture. ================================== NxJumpers + Family