Baldrige Award rated among nation's best leadership programs

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For the third straight year, Leadership Excellence magazine has named the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to its list of the “top 10 leadership development (LD) programs” among U.S. government/military organizations. Leadership Excellence was founded in 1984 by management experts Ken Shelton, Stephen R. Covey, Ken Blanchard and Charles Garfield. The magazine chooses its top leadership development programs from more than 1,000 candidate organizations based on seven criteria: vision/mission; involvement and participation; measurement and accountability; curriculum; presenters, presentations and delivery; take-home value; and outreach. To see the complete list of the 2009-2010 top leadership development program honorees, go to

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