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Triangulation | The President's Blog

Triangulation uses multiple points to determine the location of an unknown point. This blog provides thoughts across multiple topics to re-direct your course of action.

Chillax: 13 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

August 28, 2014 | Brian S. Lassiter

Chillax: 13 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress Quick trivia: from what movie does the line “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” come? It comes from the 1976 movie, The Network. Winner of four Academy Awards and with an all-star cast, The Network is a satirical film about a struggling fictional TV network. The movie climaxes with the anchor … Continue reading

Position Fix | Featured Opportunity (Event)

Position Fix is a position derived from measuring external reference points. PEN external reference points are those special opportunities that are sponsored to help you create new paths for moving forward.

2014 Baldrige Regional Conferences

September 23, 2014 | All Day

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Join us at the 2014 Baldrige Regional Conferences and take home solutions to help your organization achieve breakthrough performance and results. The conferences will be held:

September 23, 2014
Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington-Minneapolis South
Minneapolis, MN

Attend and engage with current and former Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients and take part in:

  • An in-depth plenary session featuring the senior executives of the 2013 recipients – Pewaukee School District and Sutter Davis Hospital. Gain insights on world-class leadership.
  • More than 15 management sessions to choose from. Learn real-world best practices, hear how the Baldrige Award recipients address issues affecting today’s managers and leaders, and engage in the discussion.
  • Numerous opportunities to network with the Baldrige Award recipients and leading practitioners who use theBaldrige Criteria on a daily basis to improve their organizations.

Just getting started on your Baldrige journey? Join us for an optional Pre-Conference Workshop for Baldrige Beginners on September 9 in Los Angeles and September 23 in Minneapolis.

Conference registration will open in June, 2014.

Who Should Attend: CEOs, senior managers; education, health care, and government/nonprofit leaders and professionals; directors of staff functions; heads of operating units; and quality/performance improvement practitioners.

Co-sponsored by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, theCalifornia Council for Excellence, the Minnesota Performance Excellence Network, and the Alliance for Performance Excellence.

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Coordinates | Current News

Coordinates are a set of numbers that describes a current location. PEN keeps you current with others’ pursuits of excellence, through news and announcements.