Category Archives: Management

Influential Voices Reaction to Talking Quality to the C-Suite

November Roundup: The post by Influential Voices blogger Dr. Suresh Gettala, Talking Quality to the C-Suite, looked at how quality professionals, certainly experts in their field, may fall short in selling quality to top management and offered his perspective and … Continue reading

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How to Implement ‘Understanding the Organization and its Context.’

This is a guest post by Allen Gluck, president of ERM31000 Training and Consulting in Spring Valley, NY, and an adjunct professor at Manhattanville School of Business in Purchase, NY. He has a master’s degree in leadership from Bellevue University … Continue reading

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September Roundup – Does Mission Matter?

This guest post by Pat La Londe, ASQ Fellow and incoming ASQ board chair, asked the question how often is a company’s mission considered when choosing a retailer or business partner.  Following a global brand and reputation study, ASQ found … Continue reading

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How Does Knowledge Management Complement Quality?

Arun Hariharan is a quality, knowledge management, and performance management practitioner. He has worked with several large companies and is the founder and CEO of The CPi Coach (cpicoach.webs.com). His latest book, The Strategic Knowledge Management Handbook, provides “hands on” … Continue reading

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A Leader’s Roadmap to a Culture of Quality: Building on Forbes Insights-ASQ Leadership Research: Part 3 of 3

This is a guest post by Rob Lawton, an author, executive coach, and expert in creating rapid strategic alignment between enterprise objectives and customer priorities. He has directed strategic and operational improvement initiatives since 1985. Lawton coined the term “customer-centered … Continue reading

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A Leader’s Roadmap to a Culture of Quality: Building on Forbes Insights-ASQ Leadership Research: Part 2 of 3

This is a guest post by Rob Lawton, an author, executive coach, and expert in creating rapid strategic alignment between enterprise objectives and customer priorities. He has directed strategic and operational improvement initiatives since 1985. Lawton coined the term “customer-centered … Continue reading

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Top 8 Books Every Quality Professional Should Read

What books should be on every quality professional’s reading list? This can be a controversial question—ask ten quality professionals and you may get ten different answers. However, there are certain classics and thought leaders that stand the test of time. … Continue reading

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Establishing a Culture of Excellence: A Conversation With Arun Hariharan

Arun Hariharan is a quality, knowledge management, and performance management practitioner. He has worked with several large companies and is the founder and CEO of The CPi Coach. Written for both quality practitioners and business leaders, his latest book, Continuous … Continue reading

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June Roundup: What's the Value of Organizational Excellence Programs?

In June, ASQ CEO Bill Troy asked the Influential Voices bloggers about the value of organizational excellence programs such as the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in the U.S . What can a company learn after undergoing this exercise—even if … Continue reading

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Roundup: The Challenges of Sustaining Excellence

Among the more challenging topics covered on this blog is our September theme: Making excellence last. I was inspired by the story of glass manufacturer Corning, whose decades-long excellence–including an impressive comeback–is detailed in this case study. The Influential Voices … Continue reading

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