Excellence: Canada

International excellence tools and resources from the most experienced source

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Vodafone was my 11th telecommunications client in 11 different countries. I am pleased to report that all eleven achieved their project objectives  . . . which for most of them was to win their 2013 national quality/excellence award . . . thank you Vodafone for keeping the streak alive . . . and, thank you for the special honor of inviting me to work with a truly outstanding organization that never stops improving.

Fiji FBEA Vodafone

Baldrige Excellence Resources

The Baldrige, EFQM, Australian, Singapore and other national excellence Criteria have opened up the world to me and have allowed me to enjoy visiting and learning about many cultures. Working with many of the best organizations in these great places has allowed me to learn how much about how they have achieved world-class excellence. This webpage celebrates these wonderful experiences with photos and more importantly shares what I have learned from assessing hundreds of organizations in more than 30 countries for over 20 years and also from working with Dr. W. Edwards Deming and Dr. Armand (Val) Feigenbaum for seven years. Paul Steel

The Baldrige Management Model

A new and improved approach to the old Baldrige Framework

Total Integrated Baldrige Excellence System

Baldrige Excellence Model

Each process in the Total Baldrige Integrated Excellence System is actually a core process that has been updated using knowledge gained from hundreds of assessments of public and private sector and health care and education Criteria users worldwide. These core processes are the 'best of the best'. However, the best processes in the world are useless unless you and your colleagues can accept and implement them. I have 30 years of experience in facilitating implementation of processes and systems while preserving the culture and special needs of various sizes and types of organizations. It is much easier to do than most people think. The key to success is to replace the core of your existing processes which are not capable of best-in-class performance with a best practice core processes. This allows you to preserve everything that works well, everything important to your success, your culture, and everything you are already the expert in.

The core process approach enables organizations to accelerate their overall rate of improvement beyond today's continuous improvement and Business Excellence approaches.

Replacing incapable core processes with highly capable ones causes a shift in your improvement rate from gradual to breakthrough. I can do this for you for any process or system in the graphic or I can teach you how to do it. Please contact me and I will be pleased to discuss this with you and/or visit with you.

Curt Reimann - Paul Steel Dr. Curt Reimann (First Director of the Baldrige National Quality Award) serves as Overseer to Paul Steel's international Baldrige site visit team.


From Paccar (Peterbilt and Kenworth) to Ford and IBM, I have been fortunate to contribute to some of Canada's leading organizations.

Lynn Johannson, President, E2Management Corporation (Sustainability Consulting, Toronto, Canada) with Paul Steel

Baldrige Excellence Consulting Services

Training: Most experienced Baldrige trainer - I have trained thousands more people in Self-Assessment than the Baldrige Award Program since 1988 using the same 3-day format and the same materials as Baldrige. CEUs, certification, and graduate university credit offered.
Application Development: Make your first draft your final draft using my experience, integrated Criteria Response Templates, and Baldrige Best Practice Process Models. Finish in about two weeks and not several months.
Assessment: Diligence, objectivity, an actionable feedback report, and unsurpassed experience since year one of the Baldrige Award Program. I have assessed more than 20 national Baldrige Criteria-based award winners since 2007 - no one else comes close. Breakthrough: If you use the interview assessment approach, there is no writing and the information captured can be used to generate the final draft of your application saving you months of painful writing.
Site Visit Preparation: Preparation guidance and simulation (mock site visit) - A Baldrige site visit should be a positive and fun experience for your organization. Knowing in advance what questions they will ask, what documentation they will request, who they will talk to, and where they will go is the key to success.
Going Beyond Baldrige: Baldrige Award winners only score about 600 out of 1,000 possible points. Scoring significantly above 800 is easier, faster and much less costly than continuously improving to 600 when you implement a Total Baldrige Integrated Excellence System. It is readily adaptable to all types of public sector, healthcare, education, and private sector organizations. Preserve your culture and everything that works in your existing processes. Only change the process steps that are not needed or not capable of delivering excellent performance. See illustration below or call 1 425 444-4386.

  • Enjoy the photos from organizations in some of the more than 30 countries that have invited me to contribute to their pursuit of excellence

    Baldrige Excellence international - work and photo links


    Middle East


    Latin America









    Costa Rica

    New Zealand




    Puerto Rico






    Saudi Arabia




    Dubai - United Arab Emirates


    South America





    Brasil / Brazil

    North America



    United Kingdom





    United States






    Canadian excellence resources and tools from the most experienced source . . . Paul Steel