Sustaining American Excellence

Earlier this month, we celebrated our 239th birthday as a nation.  Most of us probably had a picnic with family, enjoyed a parade, or watched fireworks with friends.  But all of us enjoyed the freedom – the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness that has made this country strong for nearly a quarter millennia.  Let’s […]

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Performance Excellence Network Recognizes Six Organizations

2014 MN Performance Excellence Awards Presented at PENworks 2015 Conference; Coach Jerry Kill Offers Remarks; Governor Celebrates Excellence in Minnesota ST. PAUL, Minn., April 30, 2015 – The Performance Excellence Network (PEN), formerly the Minnesota Council for Quality, today honors six recipients of the 2014 Performance Excellence Award (formerly the MN Quality Award), five from […]

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Insights to Excellence: Tips from the Country’s Highest Performing Organizations

I just got back last week from the Quest for Excellence, the Baldrige Program’s annual conference, in Baltimore.  Recognized for achieving high performance were four extraordinary organizations (each also to be featured in next week’s PENworks 2015 Minnesota conference): PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Sector Practice (VA), St. David’s HealthCare (TX), Elevations Credit Union (CO), and Hill Country […]

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