Author Archives: Dawn Bailey

Focus on the Baldrige Board of Overseers: Rulon Stacey

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Like other federal programs, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program is overseen by an advisory committee whose members are appointed by a cabinet member of the Presidential administration; in our case, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. By … Continue reading

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Do We Need National Standards for Organizational Excellence?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Every day, each one of us may come upon a standard of excellence that improves the quality in our own lives, and we may not even know it. Here at the National Institute of Standards … Continue reading

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What Brings More Insight: the Answers or the Questions?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey What if you were asked to speak on a topic for which you had no expertise? Would you turn down the assignment because you felt that audience members were already experts and you didn’t have … Continue reading

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High Social Skills vs. the Robots/Technology Tsunami

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey “What will people do better than computers?” was a question that Geoff Colvin, senior editor at large for Fortune magazine, asked a Quest for Excellence® conference audience a few years ago. “We’re seeing technology taking over jobs that … Continue reading

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Is Your Bench Ready? Six Reasons That It May Not Be

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Succession planning is a common topic that comes up in any Baldrige assessment, which explores an organization’s strengths and opportunities for improvement. The term “succession planning” shows up several times in the 2017–2018 Baldrige Excellence Framework as … Continue reading

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