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  • Excellence in the World Cup

    14 July 2014

    And so another World Cup has come to an end.  Over the past few weeks we've seen some incredible displays of excellence on the field, with Germany ultimately lifting the coveted trophy.  What lessons can we, the excellence community learn from football's greatest tournament? Team work, never under-estimate the competition, invest in the future, leadership, doing the simple things right, calculated risks, pride and passion...

  • What is on your CEO's mind?

    5 February 2014

    Wouldn't it be great to know?

    Well, I'll level with you now - this might not be on your CEO's mind but it is on the mind of over 1,000 CEOs who took part in the latest research done by the Financial Times. They identified 5 key areas that were currently keeping CEOs awake at night...

  • Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

    20 January 2014

    2014 is a special year for EFQM; it's our 25th anniversary. As with all anniversaries, one has to pause to reflect on the past and consider what has been achieved. The decision to form EFQM was taken by the CEOs of 14 leading European companies, with Jacques Delors, then President of the European Commission, as the catalyst.

  • Starting the journey towards Excellence

    8 October 2013

    The secret to successfully implementing the Model is to view it as a cycle, as part of your planning process...

  • What goes in criterion 8?

    29 July 2013

    Ever since the EFQM Excellence Model was first issued in 1992, people have looked at criterion 8 and thought "what do we put in there?"

  • What's the difference between assessment and audit?

    26 July 2013

    The difference comes down to the objective of each.  In an audit, you have a "standard". In an assessment, there is no "standard".


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