Monthly Archives: April 2016

In Praise of Baldrige Examiners

By Christine Schaefer In the past five years, by helping Baldrige Award applicants improve, Baldrige examiners and members of the Judges’ Panel for the Baldrige Award process have favorably impacted more than $142 billion in applicant organizations’ revenues and budgets. … Continue reading

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PBS Features Rebirth of Rural Hospital

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey They say there are just seven story plots that have ever been told: The Hero’s Quest, Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, Rebirth, Voyage and Return, Comedy, and Tragedy (Christopher Booker, The Seven Basic Plots). And … Continue reading

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A Rural School System Transforms Itself (Supported by the Baldrige Framework)

By Christine Schaefer A woman who’s spent 45 years working to improve public schools in three states recently told me an inspirational story. It’s about educators accomplishing things that defy the odds and the usual expectations. Ultimately, it’s about the value … Continue reading

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Baldrige is Answer to How to Create the Culture You Need

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Only one person on the planet can claim to have led three organizations to Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Awards. And he did it with a focus on people, purpose, passion, and a whole lot of role-model leadership. … Continue reading

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School Boards and the Baldrige Framework = Excellent Results

By Christine Schaefer The 2013 Baldrige Award-winning Pewaukee School District of Wisconsin began using the Education Criteria for Performance Excellence (part of the Baldrige Excellence Framework) at the prompting of a school board member, according to its superintendent, JoAnn Sternke. Larry … Continue reading

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