Category Archives: Operations Focus

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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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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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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To Invent Your Organization’s Future, Experiment, Question, Sometimes Fail     

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey Create an innovation advantage for your organization by letting go of industrial-age principles, embracing imagination, and experimenting even if you might fail, said Polly LaBarre, co-founder and director of Management Lab (MLab) and co-founder of … 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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