Author Archives: Ellen Garshick

About Ellen Garshick

I’ve been on the Baldrige staff since 2007 as a writer/editor, working on projects ranging from the Baldrige Excellence Framework, case studies, training materials, aspects of the Baldrige Award process, and many others. My background includes a BA in French from Cornell University and an MA in teaching English as a second language from Georgetown University, as well as 30 years of experience writing, editing, and producing all kinds of publications. Other interests include baseball and genealogy.

Does Managing for the Long Term Pay Off?

Yes, say Dominic Barton, James Manyka, and Sarah Keohane Williamson in an article. They describe new research showing that U.S. “companies that operate with a true long-term mindset have consistently outperformed their industry peers since 2001 across almost every … Continue reading

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CEOs’ Top 4 Challenges and Baldrige Are a Perfect Match

The Conference Board’s CEO Challenge 2015—Creating Opportunity Out of Adversity: Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations asked CEOs, presidents, and chairs of businesses across the globe to identify their most critical challenges. (Harry Hertz discussed this study—and four other studies on topic … Continue reading

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A CEO’s Impact? It’s Not Just about the Money

How do you measure a CEO’s impact? In November 2014, Harvard Business Review (HBR) ranked CEOs according to “increases their companies have seen in total shareholder return and market capitalization.” Jeff Bezos of earned the top ranking. But as … Continue reading

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