Leadership’s Role in Sustaining Excellence

Last week, I was honored to participate in ASQ MN Section’s Executive Roundtable, exploring the role of leaders in creating a culture of quality.  The day-long forum investigated the links between employee engagement, customer focus, measurement and overall enterprise excellence.  Over lunch, I was asked to talk about the role of leaders in creating a […]

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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 […]

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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…

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