Monthly Archives: December 2010

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon Like many other people, I make at least one resolution every New Year. But, have you ever wondered about the origin of New Year’s resolutions. I was, as I thought about what I … Continue reading

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Interview with a Baldrige Examiner: Meet Paul Grizzell

Posted by Zara Brunner Part of the title reminds me of the movie “Interview with a Vampire” but this subject’s only correlation to said movie would be that most Baldrige examiners have to be nocturnal in order to work their demanding … Continue reading

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You CAN Manufacture in America

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey What do pet foods taste-tested by actual pets and equipment to facilitate magnetic resonance imaging, molecular imaging, and nuclear medicine have in common? These products prove that diverse organizations can not only still manufacture goods … Continue reading

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Celebrate Good Times

Posted by Zara Brunner Several hundred people from across the country converged in a snowy DC yesterday to participate in one of the best celebrations I have the privilege of witnessing: the annual Baldrige Award Ceremony. (Many others enjoyed the ceremony for … Continue reading

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Is Baldrige Taking Intelligent Risks?

  Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon   In my most recent Insights column I talked about the 2011 Criteria for Performance Excellence introduction of the concept of intelligent risk. I offered that an operational definition of an intelligent … Continue reading

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