Performance Excellence Network Recognizes Four Organizations

Performance Excellence Network Recognizes Four Organizations 2016 Performance Excellence Awards Presented at PENworks 2017 Conference; Lt. Governor Celebrates Excellence in Minnesota   ST. PAUL, Minn., April 27, 2017 – The Performance Excellence Network (PEN), formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, today honors four recipients of the 2016 Performance Excellence Award (formerly the MN Quality Award).  […]

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When Great Leaders Become Good

No, this isn’t an article about the recent presidential election, though I suppose it could – maybe should – be interpreted through that lens.  It’s about the difference between good leaders and great leaders – and the imperative for us all to strive to be both.   I read two great articles on leadership recently, […]

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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 […]

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