Author Archives: Harry “The Baldrige Cheermudgeon”

Ethics: Is the Onus on Business?

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon I recently read the 2017 Edelman Trust Barometer Global Report. This study, in its 17th cycle in 2017,  consisted of an online survey of over 33,000 respondents in 28 countries  during the months … Continue reading

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From Take Work to Make Work

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon For me, it started with e-mail on my laptop computer, progressed to cell phones, and then to text messages. When I accepted my first managerial position, I took work home with me and … Continue reading

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Lots of Activity, No Progress

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon I recently read an HBR blog entitled, “How Aligned Is Your Organization?” The authors attributed a lack of internal organizational alignment to four reasons. The last, and I thought very important one, was … Continue reading

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A Time for Renewal

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon My title probably has you thinking about some life-changing transition or a big vacation to refresh or, maybe, a new exercise regimen. If that is the case, I am sorry to disappoint you. … Continue reading

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It’s Like Sampling and Buying Jam

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon This is about strategic thinking. However, I need to preface it with a story. It all started with an NPR broadcast recently that discussed data from a TED talk by Sheena Iyengar. In … Continue reading

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