Nobody Raves About Average: 52 Insights on the Road to Excellence

Last week, the Performance Excellence Network hosted our annual PENworks 2017 conference.  The event featured 31 local, regional, and national speakers, each sharing best practices and insights to improve organizational performance in areas such as leadership effectiveness, customer focus, workforce engagement, and operational efficiency.   Some speakers were from large, complex organizations (3M, Ecolab, Mayo […]

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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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