E34 – Performance Excellence Challenges in the Age of Consumerism with Niki Buchanan

Topics discussed on this week’s show include: Business Acumen, including Niki’s background and use of Lean Six Sigma Principles. Current strategies and opportunities for improvement in running 3 ambulatory verticals of a Dutch-based parent company. Understanding how Consumerism has changed buyers expectations and how these changes are impacting consumer loyalty. Niki Buchanan, General Manager of […]

E33: The Power of the Baldrige Framework with Lowell Kruse – Deep Dive

A deep dive discussion about the power of the Baldrige framework is examined by the hosts Ben, Lisa and Duffie, with special guest and former healthcare industry CEO Lowell Kruse. Lowell Kruse/Chair of Communities of Excellence Lowell C. Kruse is the former CEO of Heartland Health in St. Joseph, Missouri. He retired in July 2009 […]