Monthly Archives: July 2010

Can You Count to Ten?

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon The Baldrige Cheermudgeon is back from a wonderful vacation in Glacier National Park and Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada. While the east coast of the United States was sweltering in 100 … Continue reading

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Putting Employee Safety First

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey   Can a CEO who puts employee safety first still operate a sustainable and profitable organization? The National Safety Council says absolutely! "When leaders value safety, engage with employees, and implement best practices, they are able to produce … Continue reading

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Introducing the 2010 Baldrige Fellows!

  Posted by Bob Fangmeyer “The Baldrige Fellows Program is the only executive leadership fellowship that provides one-on-one access to Baldrige Award recipients and the opportunity to learn role model management strategies from these high-performing executives. Your participation in this … Continue reading

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Corporate DNA: Is There a Litmus Test?

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon For a person, DNA testing is scientific and pretty irrefutable. You cannot hide from the evidence. But what about a corporation? Is there a litmus test for corporate DNA? I’ll get back to … Continue reading

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The Chicken or the Egg; Self-Assessment, Feedback, or the Award?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey   This year, 83 organizations applied for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for performance excellence. They¬†used the Criteria for Performance Excellence as the basis for their Award applications. But in … Continue reading

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