Author Archives: Christine Schaefer

Beyond Accreditation: Business School Council Takes Baldrige to “Next Level”

By Christine Schaefer The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has long used the Baldrige Excellence Framework as the backbone of its accreditation standards, criteria, and review process for the organizations it serves. As ACBSP President and CEO … Continue reading

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Learning from a Restaurant Business Studied by Harvard Students

By Christine Schaefer Two years ago we wrote here about Pal’s Business Excellence Institute (Pal’s BEI) to highlight the role of the Kingsport, Tennessee-based small business as a training offshoot of the Baldrige Award-winning restaurant chain Pal’s Sudden Service. Launched 17 years … Continue reading

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A Baldrige Fellow’s Plan to Make University Degrees More Valuable

By Christine Schaefer Dr. Timothy Mottet, provost at Northwest Missouri State University for the past three years, will begin serving as president of Colorado State University–Pueblo in July. For both universities, the capstone project Mottet developed as a 2016–2017 Baldrige … Continue reading

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Insights on Leadership (from Insights Columns)

By Christine Schaefer Since its inception in 2010, the online column Insights on the Road to Performance Excellence—written by Baldrige Program Director Emeritus Harry Hertz—has frequently received more web hits per month than any other page on the site. Particularly … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Learn about Ethics from a Car Dealer

By Christine Schaefer Reading in the news recently about fatal car accidents traced to recalled, faulty airbags heightened my appreciation of the 2016 Baldrige Award-winning small business Don Chalmers Ford. This car dealership near Albuquerque, New Mexico, has distinguished itself by … Continue reading

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