Perhaps a Man Can Change the Stars

Pursuing Your Potential: How One Person Can Change the Stars

Here’s what you’ll discover:

In a study done by the USA Today News organization, they found that in a typical organization only 43% of the employees are truly engaged with the company they work for.  In sharp contrast, organizations that win the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige Award typically have 90% or more of their employees fully engaged and productive.  These organizations and their employees are always looking ahead, always pursuing a higher level of performance and use of their potential.

During this engaging and though provoking session, Bob Stearns will share his experiences in leading a company to win the Baldrige Award. Baldrige winners outperformed the S&P 500 by 4 to 1 in eight of ten years studied. 

He will facilitate discussions with participants to compare their own organizations to five key areas that are the heart and soul of Baldrige winners:

· Hardwire your Goals 

· Unleash Customer Loyalty        

· Cultivate Agility

· Apply the 85% Rule (Improve work processes)

· Inspire Ownership Accountability and Results           

Winning the Baldrige was a significant triumph in Bob’s career, unfortunately five years later tragedy struck.  Bob’s son Eric, while in his junior year at Penn State University was in a study abroad program in Athens, Greece.   Eric was walking on the sidewalk with a classmate when a driver lost control of his car and hit him.  Eric died from his injuries.  The following evening Bob delivered a message of hope and inspiration to Eric’s classmates.  Bob has now shared this message of hope and the pursuit of personal potential with thousands of people.  Bob wrote a book about the three lessons he received from this experience, and will inspire you with them today:

· Take on Tough Challenges and Never Quit!

· Focus on what you Do Have, not on what you Don’t Have.

· Change the Stars

BOB STEARNS, was the Architect behind Malcolm Baldrige Winner, Medrad Inc. Bob is one of only 95 people in history to lead an organization to win the prestigious Baldrige. The Baldrige is awarded by the President of the United States, and is considered to be the “Super Bowl of business.  Bob also led CoManage Corporation to be named the Best Place to Work in Pa.” and has received the American Society for Training and Development Award for Excellence.  He is now the CEO of Powerful Potential, and assists clients in sales, profitability, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, process improvement, and strategy. Bob is an International Speaker and a Director on the Boards of National Church Corporation, and the Orchards at Foxcrest.