Tag Archives: operational excellence

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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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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The Baldrige Hockey Puck

  Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon I recently had a conversation with some of the Baldrige Program staff about the new Baldrige Framework diagram issued in 2015, and sometimes referred to as the “Baldrige Hockey Puck.” The conversation … Continue reading

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Baldrige Philosophy Adopted and Adapted

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon In a recent conversation with Gary Floss, a former chair of the Baldrige Panel of Judge and current Alumnus Examiner, I learned about the work of Arnie Weimerskirch and the Veritas Institute at … Continue reading

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A Word for Hectic Lives

Posted by Harry Hertz, the Baldrige Cheermudgeon I recently returned from the ASQ World Conference in Milwaukee, WI. After going through security in Terminal C at the Milwaukee Airport, there was an area (as is typical) for putting shoes back … Continue reading

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