Category Archives: Sector Focused

Why Try the Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder?

By Jacqueline Calhoun Which cybersecurity-related activities are most important to your business strategy and critical service delivery? How do you assess the effectiveness and efficiency of your use of cybersecurity standards, guidelines, and practices? To answer these questions and build … Continue reading

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A Doctor Who Launched an Innovative Surgery Center during His Baldrige Fellowship

By Christine Schaefer Dr. Brett Simon’s learning experiences as a Baldrige Executive Fellow in the 2014–2015 cohort paralleled his on-the-job learning at the start of his leadership of a new, groundbreaking cancer treatment facility. In the following interview, he shares … Continue reading

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Leveraging Baldrige to Build a Value-Based Services Organization

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey With the help of peer feedback, face-to-face knowledge sharing, and coaching, Baldrige Executive Fellows work on a capstone leadership project to drive strategic results improvement. To do this, they use Baldrige concepts and what they learned from the best … Continue reading

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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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