Category Archives: Baldrige Award Recipients

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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Improve and Innovate: Tips from a Baldrige Award-Winning School District   

By Christine Schaefer When Jenks Public Schools in Oklahoma earned a Baldrige Award in 2005, Lisa Muller could take pride for her significant part in its journey of improvement. Since 2000, Muller had been supervising teachers in two departments at … 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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Want to Improve Education? Why Process Management Matters

By Christine Schaefer Since Pewaukee School District in Wisconsin earned a Baldrige Award in 2013, its superintendent, JoAnn Sternke, has often conveyed the benefits of the Baldrige Excellence Framework for U.S. education organizations. Through her presentations at best-practice-sharing conferences and … 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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