Category Archives: Strategic Planning

All Organizations Are Imperfect in Their Own Way

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon Even the best organizations are imperfect. High-performing organizations strive for six sigma performance, but that is striving for 3.4 defects per million opportunities. So even this holy grail still admits to and even … Continue reading

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A Systems Perspective to Leadership and Strategy

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon I recently read a summary of an interview with Wharton Professors Harbir Singh and Mike Useem. The interview relates to their new book, The strategic leaders roadmap. In the book they contend that … Continue reading

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The Jobs of the Future: How Can We Help?

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey The Baldrige Program was created to help manufacturers be more competitive, and it has endorsed Manufacturing Day for years, doing what it can to help connect Baldrige community members, especially schools, with manufacturers and to promote … Continue reading

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OED Watch Out!

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon Yes, it is time for the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) to pay attention! Having recently seen an article in the Guardian about the new additions to the OED, it seemed a good time … Continue reading

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Someplace Between Your Past and Your Future

Posted by Dawn Marie Bailey In a recent Hospitals and Health Networks article, Dan Beckham writes, You can’t figure out where you’re headed unless you first determine where you are. And where you are is someplace between your past and … Continue reading

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