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The High Velocity Edge to receive Philip Crosby Medal

Milwaukee, WI March 2, 2011-- ASQ, the worlds largest network of quality resources and experts, will award the Philip Crosby Medal to Steven J. Spear for contributing to the Quality Body of Knowledge by identifying observed, common organizational capabilities underlying the success of dominant organizations in varied sectors, with his book, The High Velocity Edge. The medal will be presented during ASQs Annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 15, 2011.

Steven J. Spear is a Senior Lecturer at MIT, and he is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He established himself as a thought leader on leadership, innovation, and operational excellence with milestone articles such as "Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Production System", and "Fixing Healthcare from the Inside, Today", a McKinsey Award winner from Harvard Business Review and one of several he's written about healthcare excellence in journals like Academic Medicine and Annals of Internal Medicine.

Spear works with organizations spanning high tech and heavy industry, design and production, manufacturing and services, and he speaks often at conferences. At MIT, he teaches in the Leaders for Global Operations program and also teaches the executive education course Creating High Velocity Organizations. Spear is on the board of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership. He can be reached at

About ASQ
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the worlds corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrows critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India and Mexico. ASQ will present a total of two Distinguished Service Medals and 12 Society medals and awards in May. The recipients are recognized for their innovative contributions and achievements in the area of quality methodology. Their exemplary achievements are also representative of the ideas and tools that make our world work better.

For more information about ASQ awards, visit the ASQ website at
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ASQ awards Philip Crosby Medal to Steven Spear for "The High Velocity Edge"

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