Paul Grizzell will be a keynote speaker at the Performance Excellence Network conference on May 14.
His speaking topic is "From 'Have to' to 'Want To' - Moving from a Culture of Compliance to One of Excellence." A key topic will be the Baldrige Core Values, a set of fundamental concepts of excellence. A copy of the Baldrige Core Values is available by clicking on the following link: CoreValuesandConcepts20132014.pdf
Core Values Partners is pleased to be a sponsor of the Baldrige National Quality Program's Quest for Excellence Conference in Baltimore, MD, from April 7-10, 2013.
Core Values Partners will be attending the conference along with several of our partner clients. If you are attending the conference and would like to visit with Paul Grizzell, President and Principal Baldrige Coach, please call or text him at 651.792.5149 to identify a meeting time at the conference.
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Core Values Partners is organizing a Mini Master course in Strategies for Achieving Performance Excellence with St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN.
Core Values Partners is cooperating with St. Thomas University of St. Paul, MN, to organize a 43-hour Mini Master course "Strategies for Achieving Performance Excellence" for international executives from outside USA. The course will begin 2 June 2013 and end 22 June 2013. Read about the course details and registration
. Course details also available at St. Thomas University website
Core Values Partners Sponsors Baldrige Quest for Excellence Conference
Core Values Partners, Inc., is proud to announce their participation as a sponsor of the Baldrige National Performance Excellence Program's "Quest for Excellence" conference in Washington, DC, on April 7-10. This year also celebrates the 25th annniversary of the Baldrige program. This demonstration of support and commitment to performance excellence exemplifies Core Values Partners' mission of "helping organizations focus, align, and accelerate their performance improvement efforts through effective use of the Baldrige Criteria." The Baldrige National Quality Award is the highest level of performance excellence recognition for US organizations.
Conference registration is available at Quest for Excellence registration.
Four 2012 Baldrige Award Recipients Announced
Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank named four U.S. organizations as recipients of the 2012 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. The winners in this, the 25th anniversary year of the award, represent four different sectors, one repeat recipient and a health network recognized for the same honor earned previously by its flagship hospital.
The 2012 Baldrige Award recipients - listed with their category - are:
- Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas (manufacturing)
- MESA Products Inc., Tulsa, Okla. (small business)
- North Mississippi Health Services, Tupelo, Miss. (health care)
- City of Irving, Irving, Texas (nonprofit)
MESA previously received a Baldrige Award in 2006, also in the small business category. Another 2006 award winner, North Mississippi Medical Center in the health care category, is the primary hospital of this year's much larger recipient, North Mississippi Health Services.
"The four organizations recognized today with the 2012 Baldrige Award are leaders in the truest sense of the word and role models that others in the health care, nonprofit and business sectors worldwide will strive to emulate," said Acting Secretary Blank. "They have set the bar high for innovative practices, dynamic management, financial performance, outstanding employee and customer satisfaction, and, most of all, for their unwavering commitment to excellence and proven results."
This year marks the silver anniversary of both the award and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (BPEP) that supports it. To date, more than 1,500 U.S. organizations have applied for the Baldrige Award, and there are Baldrige-based award programs in nearly all 50 states. Internationally, the program has served as a model for nearly 100 quality programs. A December 2011 study by Albert N. Link and John T. Scott measuring the Baldrige Program's value to U.S. organizations conservatively estimated a benefit-to-cost ratio of 820 to 1, while a 2011 report by Thomson Reuters found that health care organizations that have won or been in the final review process for a Baldrige Award outperform other hospitals in all but one metric the company uses to determine its "100 Top Hospitals" in the nation (and were six times more likely to be among the top 100).
The 2012 Baldrige Award recipients were selected from a field of 39 applicants. All of the applicants were evaluated rigorously by an independent board of examiners in seven areas defined by the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence: leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; operations focus; and results. The evaluation process for each of the recipients included about 1,000 hours of review and an on-site visit by a team of examiners to clarify questions and verify information in the applications.
Four 2011 Baldrige Award Recipients Announced
U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson named four organizations - three health care operations and one nonprofit business - as recipients of the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest Presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. This marks the first year that three health care organizations have been selected at one time.
The 2011 Baldrige Award recipients - listed with their category-are:
1. Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis, MO (nonprofit)
2. Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, MI (health care)
3. Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, IN (health care)
4. Southcentral Foundation, Anchorage, AK (health care)
"With innovative practices, an unwavering commitment to excellence, dynamic management and proven results, the four organizations recognized today with the 2011 Baldrige Award will serve as role models-not only for their peers in the health care, nonprofit and business sectors-but for every American organization that strives for a higher standard of performance and never settles for second-best," said Commerce Secretary John Bryson.
The 2011 Baldrige Award recipients were selected from a field of 69 applicants. All of the applicants were evaluated rigorously by an independent board of examiners in seven areas defined by the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence: leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis and knowledge management; workforce focus; operations focus; and results. The evaluation process for each of the recipients included about 1,000 hours of review and an on-site visit by a team of examiners to clarify questions and verify information in the applications.
Core Values Partners announces Middle East consulting partnership
Core Values Partners is pleased to announce that they have established a consulting business presence in the Middle East through Mr. Abdel Halim Mahmoud, our Middle East Consulting Partner, who is leading our consulting practice in the area. We have developed a new Arabic language offering for a basic Organizational Performance Assessment based on the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. This Arabic assessment is available online from any web browser to enable Arab speakers from all management levels to help assess their organization's performance based on the Baldrige criteria.
Core Values Partners also is pleased to announce its membership in the Saudi Quality Council (Western Region). Through this partnership we will help in the exchange of performance excellence knowledge and experience with Saudi organizations.
For more information about our consulting offerings in Saudi and Middle East countries, please contact Mr. Abdel Halim Mahmoud at email@example.com.
Seven 2010 Baldrige Award Recipients Announced
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has named seven organizations as recipients of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. This marks the first year that three small businesses have been selected at one time and only the second instance in the award's 23-year history that a total of seven organizations are being honored. Recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for 2010 and their application sector are:
Healthcare: Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
, Downers Grove, IL
, Warrendale, PA
Manufacturing: Nestle Purina PetCare Co.
, St. Louis, MO
Small Business: Studer Group
, Gulf Breeze, FL
Small Business: K&N Management
, Austin, TX
Small Business: Freese and Nichols, Inc.
, Fort Worth, TX
Education: Montgomery County Public Schools
, Rockville, MD
Congratulations to these recipients for demonstrating role model performance excellence.
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Baldrige recipients 2010
The Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence have evolved over time, moving from a manufacturing quality model to a performance excellence model that is relevant for any industry or business sector.
The most significant changes to the 2011-2012 criteria focus on two areas: Read More
The Seven Added Values of the Baldrige Process
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke has named seven organizations as recipients of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. Read More
When visiting with senior leaders of an organization about the value of embarking on a Baldrige journey, a frequently used phrase is "It's not about the Award." At that point, the discussion moves to writing an application, and the sense of leaders is that "We're applying for an Award!" How do we convince leaders that there is value within the Baldrige process above and beyond applying for Baldrige or a state or local quality award?
Leaders need to understand what value the Baldrige process provides if it's not just about the award. Senior leaders and board members look for additional value, especially considering the investment of time involved in developing a 50-page application. Read More