The Baldrige Executive Fellows Program is featured in the July 2012 issue of Leadership Excellence magazine, which has a national circulation of about 200,000 who are primarily C-suite or aspiring C-suite executives. “Peer Learning: Bring Improvements Home", (PDF) the article written by Baldrige Program Director Harry Hertz, describes how participants in the yearlong Baldrige Executive Fellows Program learn from and share best practices with each other and with CEOs of Baldrige Award recipient organizations.
“All leaders have a gap or challenge to address—an area where they could benefit from gathering different insights and perspectives from other senior leaders,” writes Hertz.
He then describes how Baldrige Executive Fellows benefit from having a senior executive as a coach and, in turn, benefit their own firms by applying their learning in a capstone project that each completes as part of the program.
“Fellows expand their markets, engage employees, and introduce new products—all based on learning received in the program,” writes Hertz.
The article also notes that the Baldrige Fellows participate in discussions focusing on the Baldrige systems perspective and key aspects of leadership. He adds that discussion topics, while looking at organizational performance through the lens of leadership, align with the Criteria for Performance Excellence categories (leadership; strategic planning; customer focus; measurement, analysis, and knowledge management; workforce focus; operations focus; and results).