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The Principles of Performance Excellence: Baldrige 101-201 Workshops

Feb 10 (Rochester) and Feb 11 (Twin Cities) 8:00 am – 5:00 pm The need to improve your organization’s performance has perhaps never been greater. This “new normal” we’ve been enjoying the last few years has created a renewed need for improvement and systemic change within all organizations: customers expect more, competent workers are growing scarce, and[...]

November 19, 2014|

Perfect Vision: The Power of Leading Indicators

As I finish this article, the Kansas City Royals (my childhood team) will have either just won its first World Series in nearly three decades or come very close in trying. In watching a game a couple of weeks earlier in the playoffs, I was listening to the commentators debating whether KC should leave in[...]

October 28, 2014|

Sept 2014 Newsletter

Last week, the NFL completed what might be the worst week in its history. But before I get into it, let me first state this column is not about Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson; it is not about the NFL or sports of any kind; and it is not about morality (though I'll admit morality has an important role here). It's about effective leadership and ethical decision making during times of crisis, two concepts that are critical for ANY organization - and two concepts the NFL blew badly...

September 29, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

What the NFL Has Taught Us about Ethical Leadership

Last week, the NFL completed what might be the worst week in its history. But before I get into it, let me first state this column is not about Ray Rice or Adrian Peterson; it is not about the NFL or sports of any kind; and it is not about morality (though I’ll admit morality[...]

September 22, 2014|

Aug 2014 Newsletter

Aug 2014 Newsletter The President's Blog 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[...]

August 28, 2014|

Chillax: 13 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

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[...]

August 28, 2014|

Learn What Drives Organizational Excellence: 2014 MN Performance Excellence Award Evaluator Application Deadline Oct 1

Are you interested in learning more about what makes organizations successful?  Are you interested in helping other organizations — such as schools, hospitals, non-profits, and businesses — around the three-state region improve their performance?  Would you be interested in networking, learning, and sharing with others who feel the same way? The Performance Excellence Network is[...]

July 24, 2014|

2014 Performance Excellence Award Schedule – Cycle 3 Letter of Intent Deadline Sept 1

Is your organization interested in using a proven system to identify and prioritize its improvement opportunities?  Would your workforce benefit from providing input into your organization’s future?  Would your organization benefit from public recognition of your improvement efforts and your performance outcomes? The Performance Excellence Network is pleased to announce the final cycle for its 2014 Performance[...]

July 24, 2014|

Workers Are Mad As Hell: 14 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement

Yes, I am on Twitter (@LassiterBrian), and truth be told: I monitor business and leadership tweets to get a pulse on “hot” topics for this newsletter (I think they call that “trending” topics).  In any event, I have compiled 16 articles from the last 60 days alone on the topic of employee engagement.  More precisely:[...]

July 23, 2014|
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