Author Archives: Dawn Bailey

Is the Customer Really Always Right? A Hotel Company Invests in its Employees First

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey What if you turned the service philosophy “the customer is always right” on its head and considered your employees first? What would happen to your customer service? Employees first (or ladies and gentlemen first) is a … Continue reading

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Innovative Leadership Behaviors, Customized for You

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey How can you develop as an innovative leader? A recent Harvard Business Review article by Katherine Graham-Leviss looked at “The 5 Skills that Innovative Leaders Have in Common,” and the author provides behavioral suggestions for those skills. But how do … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Provide the Best Assessment Possible

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey How can you provide the best assessment possible? First, you need to understand what/whom you are assessing. For the Baldrige Program, in alignment with its mission, that means understanding the organization being assessed, either for a Malcolm … Continue reading

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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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