New Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity and Trust Debuts

Trust and Excellence in research is mandatory for proper results. With that in mind, the new Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust has been created by National Academy of Sciences. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. The plan is to “convene stakeholders across the research enterprise to develop ways to […]

Simon Keith – Heart Transplant Recipient on How to Embrace Fear (#16)

In this episode when Simon Keith described the moments just prior to entering the operating room prior to his first heart transplant, my mind raced to try and empathize with him. There is no way I could ever truly understand that feeling and moment, but Simon was nice enough to share candidly about that life-changing […]

Nellis Air Force Base To Become 5th Generation Center of Excellence

Nellis Air Force Base is becoming a 5th generation Center of Excellence. The Magnifying Excellence Podcast emanates from Las Vegas. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. Per an official United States Air Force press release, Nellis Air Force base will become a home for a larger fighter presence by realigning the base’s […]

Here Are 10 Building Blocks for Employee Experience Excellence

Ninety-two percent of human resource leaders say that employee experience (EX) is a top priority in 2021. Here’s a tool to empower Excellence in that area. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. But even with this focus, according to a recent Forbes.com article and stats from Deloitte, nearly two-thirds (59%) of executives […]

Annika Sorenstam – How a Shy Girl Grew Up Not to Fear Excellence (#15)

During this episode, Annika Sorenstam, arguably the greatest women’s golfer in history, and also a huge success in business and philanthropy, shares her journey of Excellence like she never has before. What an episode and one you shouldn’t miss. And today, she reveals her journey of Excellence that includes: Overcoming shyness A willingness to never […]

Licensing International Announces Excellence Award Nominees

There is Excellence in every discipline and Licensing International honors that industry with annual awards given in August. Read on for a link to the nominees. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. Categories in the Licensing International 2021 Excellence Awards include Best Licensed Brand and Best Licensed Product with multiple sub-categories including […]

American Jewish Press Association Excellence Awards Honor Standouts

Top Jewish media companies and journalists were honored with Simon Rockower awards of Excellence in 39 different categories by the America Jewish Press Association. It was the 40th annual edition of the Rockower awards.–By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. About the Rockower Awards In 1979, as a century tribute to him by […]

Replacing Alex Trebek’s Excellence Tough Task for Jeopardy! Producers

Alex Trebek displayed gameshow host Excellence on a nightly basis. Following his passing in November 2020, a series of guest hosts have filled in, but a final replacement is proving difficutl to determine. — By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. According to Deepak Sarma, a Case Western Reserve University professor and Netflix […]

Sage, Swanson Earn 2021 Awards for Excellence in Public Architecture

Architecture should make surroundings look and feel better, and the building function at the highest level. Both Jennifer Sage and Katie Swanson earned awards for Excellence in public architecture for their efforts, as awarded by the AIA. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. From AIA.org: Katie Swanson An incredibly effective advocate and […]

Southwest Airlines Announces Institute for Cultural Excellence & Customer Service

Southwest Airlines has launched an institute to help share its culture of positive customer service and overall company culture. The Colleen C. Barrett Institute for Cultural Excellence & Customer Service (CCB Institute) is an online universe that honors Barrett, a former company president. –By Brian Hurlburt, Founder and Host, Magnifying Excellence Podcast. “Colleen has always […]