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Leadership Summit 2016 - A Nuance of Leadership: Building Relationships

We are delighted to again partner with SNHU's Center for Women's Business Advancement to present the 2016 New Hampshire Leadership Summit. This year the focus will be on the nuances of how successful leaders build relationships. This focus will include all critical relationships including customers, employees and peers, the community, and other key stakeholders.

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This Summit is for all leaders - established, new, and aspiring -
who want to learn or refine their own strategies
to grow the relationships critical to their success.

 

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 1pm - 5pm
Location:           SNHU Hospitality Center (Manchester, NH)
Cost:                 $99 (contact anne@gsqc.com to learn about promotional, sponsor, nonprofit, and group discounts)
Agenda
Overview:
        Keynote, Panel, Small Group Discussions, & ReceptionSpeaker Bios

Click here for highilghts of the 2015 Summit

Click here to register for the 2016 Summit

 

Northern New England has an opportunity to help restore federal funding for Baldrige

If you believe that Baldrige is one of America's best investments, please read on because those of us in Northern New England have a unique opportunity to make a difference.

The Baldrige Foundation is working to restore federal funding for the Baldrige Program in the FY2017 Budget.    This process began with the Senate and House Appropriations Committees.   Both Senator Shaheen (NH) and Senator Leahy (VT) are members of the Senate Committee and have been contacted.  We now need everyone in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont to contact their Congressman (House or Representatives) and ask them to sign-on to Congressman Sam Graves' Appropariation request for Baldrige.  Gongressman Graves is leading this fight for us and he needs the support of his colleagues - our member of congress.    Please email your congress person using the information and documents provided to indicate your support for this small amount of funding that will make a tremendous difference to our country.

We appreciate you taking the time to support Baldrige. The $7.5 million appropriations request for restoration of federal funding combined with the Baldrige Foundation's financial support assures the Baldrige Program’s continued reach across key sectors of the economy, including health care and education, and strengthens the formal nation-wide network of state and regional programs.

Instructions for contacting your congressman:

  • Explain to them the importance of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program and ask them to support the Baldrige Program in the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations (Text copy and PDF copy attached).
    Feel free to add how the Baldrige Program affected you or your organization.

 

If you have any questions please contact anne@gsqc.com

Thank You!

 

 

Tour and Presentation at Velcro USA in Manchester

04/13/2016 5:30 pm
04/13/2016 8:00 pm

Registration is open and required to attend.   This tour and presentation is limited to the first 40 who register

There is no charge to attend this event.   To register email asq104@gmail.com or Dan Manning with the name(s) and contact information of those who would like to attend.

See the attachment for the full agenda and logistics

Presented by the Granite State ASQ in collaboration with the GSQC

Velcro USA Joins the GSQC as a Sponsor

The Granite State Quality Council is delighted to welcome Velcro USA as a sponsor!

Over 55 years ago in Manchester, New Hampshire a group of men founded a company based on the hard work of a Swiss outdoorsman and inventor. The goal was to take inspiration from nature’s cocklebur and replicate it in an innovative and fun way. This little company grew to become the flagship of a global organization. Velcro USA Inc. has had the opportunity to provide AMAZING CONNECTIONS™ worldwide for over half a century and that simple invention has grown to over 400 worldwide active patents.

Velcro Companies is a technology-driven, global organization providing fastening solutions that solve problems in simple, elegant and surprising ways for businesses and consumers around the world.

Velcro USA is committed to environmental sustainability with 100% of the electrical and thermal power in Velcro Industries’ New Hampshire headquarters self-generated and to active community involvement through volunteered time, donations, and contributions.

Velcro USA, Inc. is located on Sundial Avenue in Manchester. Visit Velcro.com to buy genuine VELCRO® Brand products and to learn more, and “Like” VELCRO® Brand on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/velcrobrand for more information.

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Dancing Lion Chocolate wins Business in the Arts Award

Dancing Lion Chocolate joined Lincoln Financial Group, Lake Sunapee Bank, and Orr & Reno as the winners of the 31st Business in the Arts Award.

Dancing Lion Chocolate (DLC - Elm Street, Manchester NH) was recognized for sourcing from local artists and its “Life As Art” program. Owner and Master Chocolatier Richard Tango-Lowy is a GSQC Board Member and has used the principles of Baldrige and Performance Excellence to guide DLC's growth from a home-based, part-time passion to an internationally recognized small business.

If you are in the Manchester area stop by to join us in congratulating Richard and DLC, see and taste some amazing chocolate, and perhaps to learn why chocolate and Baldrige align.

Recommended Podcast: Why Success is Your Biggest Enemy and Competitors are your Biggest Strength

Leadership Book Highlights Fundamental Principles for Sustained Success

There Are No Do-Overs: The Big Red Factors for Sustaining a Business Long Term takes a unique look at leadership and demonstrates that high performing sports teams and sports franchises follow the same guiding principles as high performing companies.

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Northeast Delta Dental CEO (and GSQC Chair!)Tom Raffio and long-time colleague (and former GSQC Board Member!) Barbara McLaughlin were in the process of writing a book to share the fundamental principles of Northeast Delta Dental’s sustained success and vitality when Tom heard NBA Hall of Famer and legendary Boston Celtic Dave “Big Red” Cowens speak at a conference. He realized that Dave’s key points were in alignment with the book’s themes and a collaboration was formed.

Each of the 11 Chapters in the book highlight a key principle of leadership based Tom’s experience and the wisdom of noted management gurus. Chapters begin with a story from Dave’s career that reflects the principal and end with a “Big Red Factor” that summarizes the keys to success detailed in the chapter. The results is succinct, practical, and entertaining insight into the fundamentals of a high performing organization – fundamentals that apply in sports as well as businesses of all types and sizes.

Listen to a podcast of Tom and Dave on WBZ radio’s NightSide with Dan Rea

Listen to Tom’s interview about the book on an Eat Sleep Write podcast

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GSQC Partners with PiPEX on "A Guide to Data-Driven Decision Making" workshop

Seeing Is Believing: A Guide to Data-Driven Decision Making

So it turns out there are secrets to success...come find out what they are. This half-day workshop provides you with the key elements, metrics and tools to help you measure and analyze your data and information that exists in your company.

Presenting data in a clear and compelling way is often difficult. In this course, learn how to breathe life into your data and transform rough numbers into impactful visual displays that provide actionable information, demonstrate results, and clearly communicate your message.

Whether you collect, mine, analyze, or review data (or manage others that do), this course will help your organization use data to engage your workforce in improvement and make better decisions, faster.

Lean experts and Six Sigma Black Belts: gain valuable insights in translating your data into the language of business.

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Seminar: Excellence is a Journey, Not a Destination

04/20/2012 8:30 am
04/20/2012 1:00 pm

High performing organizations demonstrate a common set of core characteristics that provide a foundation for sustained excellence and success.   Excellence is a Journey, Not a Destination will provide participants with insight and practical advice on how to apply core characteristics such as visionary leadership, customer focus, innovation, and workforce engagement to create an advantage for their organization.  A keynote case study, facilitated self-assessment, and best practice coaching from a panel of New Hampshire industry leaders will support participants in defining next steps customized to their organization’s unique environment and needs.

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