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Deacon Larry Hiner, PsyD

Dr. Hiner enjoys over 30 years’ experience in education, healthcare, and technology. He has worked for major universities as teacher and administrator and has served in senior roles for industry leaders such as The Content Group and IBM, leading successful eLearning, content, and knowledge management projects. Dr. Hiner has recently focused on healthcare, and has assisted in addressing some of the pressing issues facing the industry in the 21st century by applying principles of postmodern organizational learning. In 2007, he completed requirements for a Psy.D. in Organizational Psychology at PSP, including a dissertation on innovation and leadership. Dr. Hiner has earned national certifications as Counselor and Executive Coach.

Recent Posts

On the verge of the diaconate.

On Saturday evening, 26 April 2014, the Sacramento Diocese Permanent Diaconate class of 2016 honored the class of 2014 – currently finalizing their journey of formation towards ordination – with a beautiful green (ordinary time) stole and a bracelet for our spouses.  These gifts were not only thoughtful and useful; they also prompted reflection on […]

Intersection of Banana Splits and Performer Support

There’s Nothing that Performance Support and a Little Ice Cream Can’t Fix – Performer Support. Please scan Sue Reber’s excellent blog and analogy of banana splits and performance support.  Then.. I think there’s a richness here (not just from the whipped cream) in analogy.  And, I suggest that there is another dimension that may deserve […]

Intersections of 70:20:10

Jay Cross’ post in the Chief Learning Officer’s blog-space (The Other 90 Percent of Learning – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity) once again iterates the well-known observation that (depending on how you slice it and who’s doing the slicing) formal learning accounts for far less than 20% of what people need to know […]

Intersection of Right & Left, Yin & Yang, Innovation & Standardization

My, my!  What a mashup. In his daily reflection today, Fr. Richared Rohr offers a perspective on the socio-political evolution of the “right” and the “left” (see Daily Meditation: Power and Powerlessness / Right and Left — July 3, 2012.)  Fr. Richard (often) illuminates the dichotomies that somehow seem to comfort us, as we gain a […]

Intersection of Creativity and Leadership

Why Creativity Is the Most Important Leadership Quality – Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity. This article reviews several factors involved in the creative process, and makes some recommendations for Chief Learning Officers and other leaders to enhance their creative output.  The spark for this article is the IBM 2012 CEO Study, which claims (in part) that creativity is the […]

Intersection of Business Process Management and Healthcare

In reply to a discussion thread on the potential benefits of applying business process management (BPM) to “fix” healthcare, I wrote: Applying BPM or any process improvement to “healthcare” is still just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Until the hard questions – which no politician or healthcare entity is willing to ask at this […]

Intersection of Social and Workforce Development

A new framework for supporting learning and performance in the social workplace | Learning in the Social Workplace. Jane Hart of C4LPT fame has posted the 3rd version of the Workforce Development Services (WDS) Framework, which is usable under the Creative Commons license.  If what you want to accomplish is a high-level, dynamic learning & […]

How to Get into Your Zone – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review | LinkedIn

How to Get into Your Zone – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review | LinkedIn. I would agree with most of what James Allworth had to say, especially when it comes to physical challenges and performance. There is, I would imagine, some carryover to the realm of the knowledge worker’s day; but I think there, […]

Intersection of Leadership and Innovation; from my 2007 dissertation

Monograph: Innovation Leadership Chapter 1: Introduction Innovation Leadership is the intersection of the best theory and practice ineach of the respective disciplines (that is, innovation and leadership) that,appropriately applied, will lead to the enhancement of the innovative climate across an organization. In 1994, Peter Drucker observed: “Every few hundred years in Western history there occurs […]