Author Archives: Dawn Bailey

An Exploration of Innovation: An Organization’s Only Insurance Against Irrelevance

By Dawn Marie Bailey Prepare for an inspiring journey is the message for audience members of the upcoming 29th Annual Quest for Excellence© Conference, as they listen to keynote presenter Polly LaBarre, co-founder and director of Management Lab (MLab) and … Continue reading

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The Quest for “Audacious Excellence”

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey At the upcoming 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference, Pete Reicks, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Performance Excellence for Baldrige Award recipient Elevations Credit Union, will be presenting, he says, on something truly “audacious”: the credit … Continue reading

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It Started Out About an Award, It Ended Up About Operational Improvement

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Throughout the almost 30-year history of the Baldrige Award, high-achieving organizations that might already be tops in their industries have been attracted to the idea of winning this highest, national, Presidential award for organizational performance … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs in an Evolution of Excellence

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, an evolution is a process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher, more complex, or better state. Here’s a story of an organizational evolution that includes … Continue reading

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Cascading Goals for Better Outcomes

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Most organizations have goals. And people who work there have goals, too. But the magic, experts say, is when organizational goals align with department goals that are in alignment with the workforce’s goals. Such goal … Continue reading

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