Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Proven Business Beacon Shows the Way

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey In today’s tough economy, CEOs know that they have to guide their businesses “to become leaner, faster, and more customer-oriented, with fact-based decisions and responsiveness to multiple stakeholders, all in pursuit of zero defects and … Continue reading

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Today’s Baldrige Award: Promoting Innovation as a Presidential Prize

Posted by Christine Schaefer A recent column by David Bornstein in the New York Times focuses on the federal government’s strategy of increasing the use of competitive prizes as a catalyst for innovative solutions to today’s complex problems. Bornstein points … Continue reading

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Benchmarking Global Excellence

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey The Global Excellence Model (GEM) Council, whose members call themselves “guardians of the premier Excellence Models across the world,” recently completed an extensive benchmarking activity on their various award programs. As the U.S. representative, the Baldrige Performance Excellence … Continue reading

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It Was a GEM of a Meeting

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon Last week I attended the annual meeting of the GEM Council in Monterrey, Mexico. The Global Excellence Model (GEM) Council comprises the senior leaders of premier excellence  programs from around the globe. These organizations … Continue reading

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Baldrige among Best Leadership Training Programs

Posted by Christine Schaefer What do Baldrige examiners and Navy SEALs have in common? They all have received training in a program ranked among the nation’s best leadership development programs by Leadership Excellence magazine. In fact, the annual, independent rankings of the … Continue reading

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