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The Official Baldrige Blog

Eight Blogs about Leadership (and the Baldrige Excellence Framework)

photo of  Dr. Katherine Gottlieb speaking at the 2015 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award ceremony

 Dr. Katherine Gottlieb speaking at the 2015 Harry S. Hertz Leadership Award ceremony

Baldrige staff bloggers are busy this season! We are finalizing the 2017-2018 Baldrige Excellence Framework, the 2017 Examiner Application, the 2017 Baldrige Award Application Forms (online), communications for the forthcoming Baldrige Award recipients, feedback reports for the 2016 Baldrige Award applicants, and the 2017 Baldrige Case Study for Baldrige examiner training, among other priorities at this time of year.

And that, dear reader, is why Blogrige is serving leftovers today. Just kidding! The truth is that there is a customer-focused excuse basis for this old-wine-in-a-new-bottle blog. That is, given that visionary leadership is a core concept of the Baldrige framework and essential to high-performing organizations, we want to better serve you by providing an easy-to-reference collection of some of the most popular Blogrige posts about leadership in recent years. Following is the list, with hyperlinks to each blog.


1. “Where Kindness Is a Core Value: Leadership with Heart

2. “The Baldrige Guide to Overcoming Poor Leadership   

3. “What Is a Leader to Do?

4. “The Word Is Out, and It Starts with ‘H’

5. “Tying Sustainability and Operational Excellence to Leadership

6.  “A Baldrige Award Recipient Shares Leadership Practices That Support Operational Excellence

7. What It Takes to Improve City Government: A Leadership Perspective

8. The Importance of Leadership and the Best-Kept Secret for Using a Baldrige Application

As always, your comments on these blogsand in this case, your thoughts about leadershipare welcome here. Please consider sharing your insights and best practices by posting a comment below.        

About the author

Christine Schaefer

Christine Schaefer is a longtime staff member of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP). Her work has focused on producing BPEP publications and communications. She also has been highly involved in the Baldrige Award process, Baldrige examiner training, and other offerings of the program.

She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia, where she was an Echols Scholar and a double major, receiving highest distinction for her thesis in the interdisciplinary Political & Social Thought Program. She also has a master's degree from Georgetown University, where her studies and thesis focused on social and public policy issues. 

When not working, she sits in traffic in one of the most congested regions of the country, receives consolation from her rescued beagles, writes poetry, practices hot yoga, and tries to cultivate a foundation for three kids to direct their own lifelong learning (and to PLEASE STOP YELLING at each other—after all, we'll never end wars if we can't even make peace at home!).

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Great resources that can enhance every leader if they read carefully . Thanks for providing such help.

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