Announcing the Excellence Manifesto

We are delighted to announce the publication of the Excellence Manifesto. It took us quite a while to craft it but we feel it’s been worth the effort.

The Excellence Manifesto is a a declaration of war on mediocrity. It calls on all organizations, regardless of size or sector, to publicly commit to the pursuit of excellence. This means striving to achieve optimal results for all stakeholders, continuous improvement, and pursuing a strategy that does not sell out future generations. Check it out and feel free to sign it. By adding your name to the Manifesto you commit to strive for excellence and do so in public, both answering the call for action and helping to make it louder.

Aircold Panel Solutions earns Excellence Baseline certification

Congratulations to Aircold Panel Solutions (Dublin, Ireland) for the successful implementation of an Integrated Management System that meets the requirements of the Excellence Baseline.

Aircold worked diligently to reach this milestone on its journey to excellence and the work shows. Achieving Excellence Baseline certification required the company to carefully balance the needs of running the business and changing it, while undergoing an intensive organisational development programme.

Pictured on the right is Aircold Chief Executive, Andy Coyne, this morning having come in from the shop-floor to be presented with the company’s Excellence Baseline certificate.

Andy Coyne, Aircold Panel Solutions

Clara Shih, Feargal Quinn, & Henry Mintzberg are inducted into the Excellence Hall of Fame

The 2019 Excellence Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, on March 28 and, during the gala dinner, a fourth cohort of outstanding people were inducted. This year’s inductees were:

    • Clara Shih, Founder & CEO, Hearsay Systems & Board Member of Starbucks
    • Feargal Quinn, Founder, Superquinn & former Senator, Seanad Éireann
    • Henry Mintzberg, Professor of Management Studies, McGill University

 
Clara Shih FEBI
Feargal Quinn FEBI
Henry Mintzberg FEBI

You can learn more about them on the Excellence Hall of Fame website ExcellenceHallofFame.org .

JP Donnelly elected a Fellow of the Institute

 

JP Donnelly

JP Donnelly FBEI
 

We are delighted to announce that JP Donnelly has been elected a Fellow of the Institute.

JP is Head of Country for WPP Ireland and CEO of the Ogilvy & Mather Group Ireland. A seasoned marketing and advertising professional, he has a wealth of experience in general and marketing management, digital strategy, media relations, and customer relationship management.

He has served on the Advisory Board and Emeritus Advisory Board of the UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business since 2001, as Chair of the Marketing Institute of Ireland (2002-2003), on the Board of the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children since 2014, and on the Commercial & Marketing Committee of Leinster Rugby since 2012. He holds Bachelor of Commerce (University College Dublin) and an MBA (UCD Smurift Graduate School of Business) and is also a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.

BEX partners with CIMMO

The Institute is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Management of Ontario in Canada to promote excellence and to collaborate on marketing excellence. “We are delighted to partner with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Management of Ontario,” commented John Bourke, President of The Business Excellence Institute, “the cooperation will add value for our members in Canada and will benefit both organizations”.

Excellence Hall of Fame 2019 Inductees

Dublin, Ireland, 5 December, 2018

The Business Excellence Institute is delighted to announce that the successful nominees, elected to the Excellence Hall of Fame for 2019 are, in alphabetical order by first name, Clara Shih, Feargal Quinn, and Henry Mintzberg.

Clara Shih,

Clara Shih

Feargal Quinn

Feargal Quinn

Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg

Clara Shih – Founder Hearsay Social & Board Member of Starbucks

Clara started her career aged 15 in Femilab. She later earned co-terminal Bachelors and Masters degrees in Economics & Computer Science from Stanford before earning her second Masters from Oxford while working for Google in the UK. After Google, she joined Salesforce.com prior to starting her own company, Hearsay Systems. She has since written two bestselling books, been appointed to the board of Starbucks, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs”. You can learn more about her here.

Feargal Quinn – Founder Superquinn & Senator

Feargal is one of Ireland’s most popular entrepreneurs. He founded the Superquinn supermarket chain which helped introduce supermarkets to Ireland in the 60s. An internationally respected retailer, he has served as chairman of the Irish Post Office and as a Senator in the Irish Senate. He has written 3 books and has been a Marketing Professor in NUI Galway. He shared a “Listener of the Year” award with Oprah Winfrey and has been awarded both a Papal Knighthood and the Ordre National du Mérite. You can learn more about him here.

Henry Mintzberg – Professor of Management, McGill University, Montréal

Henry has been one of the world’s leading management thinkers for many years. After earning his PhD from MIT, he joined the faculty in McGill University in Montréal and, while there, has served as a consultant to numerous businesses and governments. He was the first management academic to be made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has recieved many other accolades including 18 honorary doctorates. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and an Officier de l’Ordre National du Québec. You can learn more about him here.

The Induction Ceremony is a Black Tie Gala Dinner with a “fireside chat” that will take place in the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, on Thursday, 28 March, 2019.

 

About The Business Excellence Institute

The Business Excellence Institute is a membership body that promotes business excellence as a multi-disciplinary profession, excellence in management, and the use of innovative approaches to personal and organizational development. It works with individuals and organizations ranging from small family businesses to federal governments to help them deliver outstanding results for all their stakeholders. It has members on 5 continents and while predominantly practitioner focused, it also has academic members.

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Tickets for the Induction Ceremony Gala Dinner, can be purchased here

Dianne Tyers, Jennifer McDonald & Tom Butterly elected Fellows

We are delighted to announce that Dianne Tyers (Canada), Jennifer McDonald (Jamaica), and Tom Butterly (Switzerland) have been elected as Fellows of the Institute.

Dianne Tyers FBEI

Dianne Tyers

Jennifer McDonald FBEI

Jennifer McDonald

Tom Butterly FBEI

Tom Butterly

Dianne Tyers

Dianne is an educational consultant and entrepreneur with almost two decades’ experience running her own company. She has developed products and services – including teacher education – for educational bodies in Africa, Asia, and the Americas. She has also conducted numerous educational sector quality assurance projects around the globe. Dianne holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education (University of Toronto), an MA in Applied Linguistics (University of Queensland), an MBA (Ivey School of Business) and a PhD in Entrepreneurial Education (University of Toronto).

 

Jennifer McDonald

Jennifer is an international management consultant & corporate brand transformation specialist. She began her career as an economist with the Ministry of Labour in Jamaica. She was later instrumental in building Jamaica’s National Land Agency before taking on the role of Chief Executive of its Passport Immigration & Citizenship Agency. Jennifer holds a BA in Geography & Economics, a Diploma in Management Studies, and an MBA in Marketing (University of the West Indies). She has also studied Energy Project Management at the University of Connecticut and Organizational Development at Harvard.

 

Tom Butterly

Tom is a leading international trade facilitation and development expert and a consultant to organisations including the OECD, the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, and a number of UN agencies. He has experience working in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America and previously served as Deputy Chief of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe’s Trade & Economic Development Division and as its Chief of Trade Facilitation. Tom holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics (Dalhousie University) and a Diploma in Telecommunications Technology (Technological University Dublin).