Yearly Archives: 2012

Now That the Elections Are Past and the Holidays Are Here…

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon I would like to offer you two gifts for the holidays. The first is an election anecdote to make you smile. Because I was not going to be available to vote in person … Continue reading

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Baldrige Wants YOU: Benefit from a Top 10 U.S. Leadership Development Program

Posted by Christine Schaefer The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program now ranks number eight among the best leadership development programs offered by U.S. government and military organizations, according to the latest annual list announced by Leadership Excellence magazine. Here are the top 10 such programs in 2012: 1. … Continue reading

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Fill in the Blank: Baldrige Is (Still) the Answer

Posted by Christine Schaefer As the Baldrige Program has begun celebrating its 25th anniversary, I recently had an opportunity to review documents from the early years. One of the Baldrige Foundation’s first brochures about the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award features a plethora of … Continue reading

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Where Can I Find Examples of Baldrige ROI?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey I’d like to keep this blog short and sweet. Few people have time to search the Internet or even the Baldrige Web site looking for specific data or stories or examples. So, we’ve gathered all … Continue reading

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Baldrige in Education: Roots and Reasons for Hope

By Christine Schaefer How did a quality awards program originally aimed at helping U.S. manufacturers become more competitive evolve to help school districts and other education institutions improve their performance, too? Long story, and it starts before 1999, when Congress expanded the eligibility of the Baldrige … Continue reading

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