Author Archives: Christine Schaefer

Leadership Practices of 2016 Baldrige Award Recipients: Kindred–Mountain Valley

Posted by Christine Schaefer During the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference this week, national role models in every sector—including Baldrige Award recipients of 2016 and previous years—have been showcasing their best practices. Following is the … Continue reading

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Leadership Practices of 2016 Baldrige Award Recipients: Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital

Posted by Christine Schaefer During the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program’s 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference this week, national role models in every sector—including Baldrige Award recipients of 2016 and previous years—have been showcasing their best practices. Following is the … Continue reading

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What the Commerce Secretary Said at This Year’s Baldrige Award Ceremony

Posted by Christine Schaefer As the sun set over the Baltimore harbor waterfront Sunday evening, leaders of four high-performing American organizations officially received the 2016 Baldrige Award crystals that symbolize their status as national role models. “This year’s recipients each … Continue reading

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How Baldrige Makes America Better, State by State

By Christine Schaefer Between 2005 and 2016, nine national role models identified through the annual Baldrige Awards have been organizations in Texas. During the same period, that state provided 80 applicants for the national Baldrige Award, which, in turn, provided … Continue reading

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What You Can Learn from a Baldrige Award-Winning School

By Christine Schaefer In 2015, the Charter School of San Diego (CSSD)—part of a public school system—became the first school of its kind to earn a Baldrige Award. (Baldrige Award recipients in the education category over the previous 14 years … Continue reading

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