Performance Excellence Network Honors Benedictine Health System with Highest Honor

The Network Also Recognizes Eight Other Organizations for Organizational Improvement at May PENworks Conference The Performance Excellence Network (PEN), formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, has awarded Duluth-based Benedictine Health System (BHS) with the 2012 Minnesota Performance Excellence Award, Excellence Level. The award, framed from the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, is designed to help […]

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Leadership’s Pursuit of Excellence: The Number One Factor for Effective Leadership

A Message from the President: Leadership’s Pursuit of Excellence: The Number One Factor for Effective Leadership  Network News and Events Council’s Annual Best Practice Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of Advancing Excellence—June 4-5 (St. Paul) Seeking Exhibitors, Sponsors for Annual Conference Learn What Drives Organizational Excellence: 2012 MN Quality Award Evaluator Training June 19-21 (Rochester) Self-Defeating […]

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Seeing around Corners: The Power of Predictive Analytics

Letter from the President:  Seeing around Corners: The Power of Predictive Analytics Network News and Events PENworks 2013: The ROI of Excellence Other Network Events Upcoming Partner Events 25th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (Baltimore) Sunday, April 07, 2013 Other Partner Events 1. Letter from the President: Seeing around Corners: The Power […]

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Seeing around Corners: The Power of Predictive Analytics

Does the name “Nate Silver” ring a bell?  It should: he is the statistician who correctly predicted the winner in all 50 states and DC for last fall’s presidential election. Before that, he developed a powerful system for predicting the performance of Major League baseball players.  And he’s at it again: forecasting what team will […]

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PENworks 2013 Focuses on ROI with Baldrige Winners

Four national Baldrige winners serve as the keynote speakers featured at PENworks 2013.  Each will detail how their focus on quality has brought significant returns to their organizations. On May 14, CEO Ken Schiller of K&N Management—owner of Rudy’s BBQ & Mighty Fine Burger restaurants in Texas and winner of the 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award—shares the […]

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PEN Announces Sponsorship Levels for PENworks 2013

Your organization’s name and image will gain invaluable exposure to some of the Midwest’s top quality driven organizations when you sponsor PENworks 2013. This year’s event is projected to attract more than 400 leaders from all sectors—businesses, healthcare, nonprofit and government, and education.  Join an already select group of sponsors to receive variety of benefits, […]

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