Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Enterprise–Baldrige’s not Star Trek’s

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey I'm currently on maternity leave, and while I could write a blog all about baby bottles and diaper changes and how long the baby slept last night (not that long!), what I really want to … Continue reading

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The Verdict Is In — Baldrige Is About Revenue and Jobs!

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon In these days of careful scrutiny of all business investments, a common request of us is “Prove Baldrige is worth the effort.” We have data of all types, including data shared by Cargill about … Continue reading

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You’re Gonna Need Lots of Napkins . . .

Posted by Jeff Lucas Okay, finally an opportunity to blog about something of national importance . . . BBQ!  Now, for the record, I am very pragmatic when it comes to the preparation of meats slow-cooked using wood smoke.  If … Continue reading

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So, How Good Are Your Processes?

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon I think we all assume that we have good processes for accomplishing our work in today’s competitive environment. We all follow a logic chain somewhat similar to the following quoted on the FMC Technologies … Continue reading

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The Baldrige Budget — Just the Facts Part II

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon When I reported about the proposed fiscal year (FY) 2012 budget for the Baldrige Program in February 2011, Congress had not yet passed the FY 2011 budget. I want to update you on the … Continue reading

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