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The Boss and the Innovator

I feel like I should start this blog post with something like: "An innovator and a boss walk into a bar..." But, I don't have a punch line to follow it, so I

Forget Winning; Think Improving

I recently had the great experience of speaking as part of a panel on the value of the Baldrige Excellence Framework, but what meant the most to me was the

Back to the Future...Baldrige Style

We have made it to 2015 and there has been much recent news coverage of the 2015 predictions from the Back to the Future 2 movie. And interestingly enough, many

What Comes After Teaching Leadership?

Business schools today have placed a renewed emphasis on teaching leadership. Dawn Bailey explored this topic in a recent Blogrige post. As Dawn stated, one of

"Tips to Bring Execs on Board"

For the 15 years that I have worked for the Baldrige Program, the most common question I've heard is, "How do I get my senior leaders to buy in to using

A Renewed Emphasis on Teaching Leadership

A New York Times article "Can You Learn to Lead?" traces how business schools are putting more emphasis today on teaching leadership over management. In fact

A Cheer for Getting Older

Some of my friends commented that Harry the "Cheermudgeon" was too "mudgeonly" in my most recent Blogrige post. So, I decided it was time to cheer. Here is a

Why Is the "Good Guy" Always Victimized?

Have you ever pondered this question? I didn't in a global sense until recently. I've had the same experiences you have with having my car hit and then feeling

I Would Rather Shop at a Restaurant

One of my regular Blogrige readers and harshest critics, my wife, complained that my recent posts have been too pedagogical and lacked my storytelling instincts


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Blogrige, the official blog of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, shares practical guidance, success stories, examples, and inspiration on how Baldrige resources can support your long-term success, whether your organization is large or small, has one site or worldwide locations, and is just getting started or continuously improving.

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