2016年11月21日 星期一

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November 21, 2016 15:37 ET

Columbia Business School's Deming Center Bestows Awards to Paul O'Neill, David Cote, and Indra Nooyi

Former US Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill Receives Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award, Honeywell and PepsiCo CEOs Receive Deming Cup for Operational Excellence
NEW YORK, NY --(Marketwired - November 21, 2016) - Columbia Business School's W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness recently honored David M. Cote, chairman and CEO at Honeywell, and Indra K. Nooyi, chairman and CEO at PepsiCo, with the 2016 Deming Cup for Operational Excellence. In addition, the center bestowed the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to Paul H. O'Neill, 72nd Secretary of the US Treasury and former director and chairman at Alcoa, for his legacy of leadership across the public and private sectors over five decades.
Presented annually since 2010, the Deming Cup recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the area of operations and have fostered a culture of continuous improvement within their organizations.
David Cote was recognized for successfully deploying a business model for Honeywell focusing on three pillars: portfolio, process, and culture. Under his leadership, Honeywell has grown to have an impressive portfolio, solid positions in different industries, differentiated technologies, and a constant process focus, combined with a unified, performance-driven culture. "This honor celebrates Honeywell's commitment to operational excellence that has helped to propel our growth and has made our company a place where customers want to do business, employees want to work, and investors want to invest," said Cote.
Indra Nooyi was honored for demonstrating success in creating a consistently high level of returns to investors while following her guiding principles of "Performance with Purpose," making PepsiCo a high-performing global enterprise. "Our work at PepsiCo is driven by a sense of responsibility towards our stakeholders and our planet," said Nooyi. "I am truly honored to accept this award on behalf of all my colleagues at PepsiCo, whose dedication and commitment to continuous improvement inspire me each day."
Paul O'Neill's leadership has embodied the essence of Deming's principles, proving time and again that business success can be driven by a values-based, employee-oriented culture. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognized O'Neill's significant achievements as a leader, saluting the unflinching integrity and data-driven approach that guided the practice of his leadership. "This is something embedded in the Deming Principles -- organizations are either habitually excellent or they are not. I'm not done yet . . . I'm still out there pushing every day to get people to adopt what I know -- ideas that in so many ways can liberate the people in our society," said O'Neill.
The Deming Cup for Operational Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Award represent Columbia Business School's drive to honor practitioners who promote excellence in operations and create lasting impact through the practice of their leadership. Nelson M. Fraiman, director of the W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity, and Competitiveness and professor of professional practice in the Decision, Risk, and Operations Division, commented on the importance of the awards. "By honoring outstanding leaders for their achievements and legacy, we have created a group of exemplary leaders who can inspire Columbia Business School's students -- the next generation of business practitioners -- to embrace excellence in leadership as a core guiding principle of their practice."



The arrest and internment of Chen Shui-bian, former president of Taiwan and burnt-out beacon of the island's miraculous democracy, has been tracked locally with all the intensity bestowed on the first OJ Simpson trial.






My fellow citizens:

I stand here today humbled by the task before us, grateful for the trust you have bestowed, mindful of the sacrifices borne by our ancestors. I thank President Bush for his service to our nation, as well as the generosity and cooperation he has shown throughout this transition.
各位國人:
今天我站在這裡,為眼前的重責大任感到謙卑,對各位的信任心懷感激,對先賢的犧牲銘記在心。我要謝謝布希總統為這個國家的服務,也感謝他在政權轉移期間的主動寬待並與我們合作。





bestow
verb [T often passive] FORMAL
to give something as an honour or present:
The Chancellorship of the University was bestowed upon her in 1992.
The George Cross is a decoration that is bestowed on British civilians for acts of great bravery.

bestowal
noun [U] FORMAL
Her father's blessing represented a bestowal of consent upon her forthcoming marriage.


mindful
adjective FORMAL
careful not to forget about something:
Mindful of the poor road conditions, she reduced her speed to 30 mph.
Politicians are increasingly mindful that young voters are turning away from traditional parties.

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