Tuesday, March 24, 2015

March Madness- It's That Time Again!

Peak, Inc. Proudly Presents Our 

Get your game face on!!



Let the games begin!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Katharine Veron- Promoted to Management!

     We are thrilled to announce that Katharine Veron has recently been promoted to management! Kat has been with us for about a year and a half and has been an invaluable member of our team. Kat has been kicking some serious butt from day one and we couldn't be more proud of her accomplishments. 
Congratulations, Boss- we know you're going to do INCREDIBLE things! 

{Kat was featured in a previous blog. Her story is incredibly inspiring, interesting and unique. In case you missed it, check it out here: Kat's bio}


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Annual Operation Smile Benefit!

Please join us for our Annual Operation Smile Fundraiser Event!!

This year Peak, Inc. presents our Corn-Hole Tournament for Smiles!!

Where? Spruce St. Tavern
2401 Blake Street Denver, CO 80205

When? This Sunday March 8, 12:30-4:30 p.m.

What to Bring? $20 cash for the tournament entry fee (all proceeds go to Operation Smile). 
Plus additional cash for raffles and awesome prizes!

Who to bring? EVERYONE!!! The more the merrier. Everyone that comes helps to change the life of a child, so spread the word!


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Leadership Lessons from our Presidents

In light of the recent passing of President's day, we thought it would be fitting to pay respect to the forefathers of our country. There is much we can learn from the way our past leaders helped to shape and mold our country, and we'd like to highlight a few crucial characteristics of leadership that some of our past presidents personified.

George Washington emerged as one of the most influential leaders in the founding of the United States; even landing himself the title, "Father of the Country". What really set Washington apart was his "servant leader" style of leadership. A servant leader is someone who leads by example, who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty and is driven by their high ethical standards. This type of leadership often produces a very high team morale.

Washington is best known for: his integrity, his willingness to listen and take criticism from his advisors, treating others with kindness and respect

To say that Lincoln was one of the most effective leaders in US history is an understatement. Molded by poverty and loss, exercising unwavering drive and determination, Lincoln was an entirely self-taught man and exemplified leadership from a very young age. There is much debate as to which type of leader Lincoln was, as he fits many molds. However,  it is safe to say that he does fit that characteristics of a transformational leader.By definition, a transformational leader motivates his/her followers to see beyond their own needs by activating "higher order" awareness of moral values, the greater good, justice and equality. Followers of transformational leaders typically feel a great sense of loyalty and trust toward their leader. As a result, they are easily motivated to go above and beyond what is expected of them without prompting, despite adversity.

Lincoln is best known for: his ability to learn, his willingness to share credit for success, his hands on approach and managing directly, his ability to communicate effectively

Another great presidential leader was Thomas Jefferson. Shy and reserved by nature, Jefferson was not what you would call a natural born leader. He picked up his more forthright leadership qualities as time moved on, proving that great leaders come in all shapes and sizes and do not always display typical leadership characteristics straight out of the gate. 

Jefferson was best known for: being very knowledgeable and well-read, his remarkable writing skills, speaking his mind- even when his opinions weren't popular, learning from others

Theodore Roosevelt was another transformational and pragmatic leader. The youngest to have ever held America's highest office, Roosevelt may have been one of the best prepared to be president. Roosevelt displayed remarkable leadership in the face of overwhelming challenges, while breaking customs and consistently rising above and beyond expectations.

Roosevelt was best known for: taking the reins, recognizing the talents of his team, acknowledging and forgiving mistakes, developing leaders, delegation, demonstrating faith in his team

These are just a few of our country's great leaders and there is a lot to be learned from our former presidents and their leadership styles and how those approaches can be implemented into current business modules. 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Resolving to Stick to your Resolutions

2015 is here and January is coming to an end. That means that those of us who have made resolutions are in danger of falling off the wagon and falling back into old habits. Where do we go wrong when making New Years resolutions?

There's something so inspiring and motivating about the start of a brand new year, that everybody gets on the "new year, new me" kick. Well, there's nothing wrong with the current you! When you try to completely remodel yourself and set unattainable goals, you are setting yourself up for failure, and that is why so many people give up not long after they begin. Just aim for small improvements- after all, you're already pretty great to begin with! And just because New Years has already come and gone, it is never too late to begin again! Here are a few tips to set yourself up for success.

1. Set small, measurable attainable goals. Don't overwhelm yourself with too much pressure; that is how people fail. However, don't underestimate yourself, either. If you have a big goal, break it up into smaller, measurable goals so you can mark your progress along the way.

2. Make room for fun goals, too! Have a hobby that you stopped doing years ago? Make some time to get back into it!

3. Write them down. Make a chart or a vision board and hang it where you can see it. 

4. Make it fun! Set goals that make you feel good about yourself. Think about how you'll feel after you accomplish them. Don't make it a daunting task.

5. Set goals in different areas of your life (your health, your relationships, your career, your hobbies, etc). 

6. For the love of Pete, don't fall victim to fad diets! Just aim to improve your health! (add more fruits and veggies, cut out refined foods, exercise more, etc).

Now go have some fun and kick 2015's butt! 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Holiday Festivities at Peak!

We hope you all enjoyed your holiday and had a fabulous start to the new year! We had a great time at our annual Christmas party, and wanted to share some of our office festivities with you!

We started off with a scavenger hunt at The 16th Street Mall in downtown, Denver. We split up into teams and ventured off throughout the mall to gather as many items at possible, from selfies with strangers to hotdogs! The scavenger hunt winners were Zach, Big Kev, Taylor and Andy, (aka: Team Vultures)! 

After the scavenger hunt, we all met up at Stoneys, downtown to kick off the party! It was a catered event, and we were lucky enough to have DJ Dan spinning beats all night long!

We had a costume contest for the best holiday attire of the evening. The costumes ranged from ugly sweaters, to penguin onesies, but Samantha stole the show in her Christmas Boba Fett get up, and won a $50 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings!

We did play trivia, but there were no clear cut winners, since the boys decided to play dirty, (no surprise there)! Aside from that, there was lining dancing and an overall good conglomeration of fun with great music, great food, and most importantly, great people!


Here's to a great new year!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

More exciting news at Peak-Inc!

We are starting off 2015 with some great news! 

Jonathan Leach has been promoted to management and will be opening a new office in Portland, Oregon! 

He will be settling down in OR on January 5th, 2015. Congratulations, Jon! We know you're going to do big things!