Sustaining American Greatness: Communities of Excellence 2026 — Sept 2022

America faces great challenges as we approach the year 2026, the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding. Communities across our country have struggled to confront systemic problems such as educational disparities, deteriorating public health, and inequities in economic opportunity and quality of life.  Moreover, efforts to address these and other critical issues are often carried […]

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New Leadership in the New Environment: 37 Ideas to Improve Leadership Effectiveness — July 2022

Disruption/noun: disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process; radical change to an existing industry or market. The last couple of years have been filled with disruptions to our “normal” way of doing business: the pandemic, staffing shortages, supply chain challenges, shifts in work environments and workforce preferences, and now inflation and other […]

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Performance Excellence Network Recognizes Two with Award

2021 Performance Excellence Awards Presented at PENworks 2022 Conference ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16, 2022 – The Performance Excellence Network (PEN) honors two recipients of the 2021 Performance Excellence Award.  The Award is based on the Baldrige Framework and is the culmination of a rigorous evaluation of an organization’s management and performance system.  The evaluation […]

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Sustaining Excellence, Resilience during Challenging Times — Jan 2022

We’ve all just experience an incredible two years, with layers of unprecedented challenges that have impacted our organizations, our communities, and ourselves.  But in every crisis, there is opportunity –opportunity to learn and discover new (and better) ways of doing things, of more effectively managing change and navigating challenges, of maintaining stability and resilience. Winston […]

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