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Develop the Habits of an Effective Executive

Effectiveness Means Accomplishing the Right Things
By Bryan Berson
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Peter Drucker was among the most insightful managerial consultants and scholars of the 20th century. While most management books focus on managing others, Drucker’s “The Effective Executive” focuses on managing oneself.


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Face of Quality

Quality Professionals Must Become Insightful Communicators

Maybe the Real Problem Revolves around Language
By Jim L. Smith
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It’s not enough to know all there is about quality. It’s our job to educate management and never permit them to make an uninformed decision.


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From the Editor

The Growth of Technology

Promise or Peril
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Emerging technologies are said to be paradoxical. They hold both promise and peril for the societies that develop and use them.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

IMPERX Receives ISO Registration

By Quality Magazine Staff
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IMPERX Inc. announced it has received registrations for ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 from System and Services Certification, a division of SGS North America, Inc., after completing audits at its headquarters in Boca Raton, FL.


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QUALITY WEB EXCLUSIVE

What’s Missing from Most Cost of Quality Programs?

By Mehul Shah
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For executives competing in today’s socially connected world, there has never been less room for error.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

MTI Helps Robots Inspire Interest in Manufacturing

By Quality Magazine Staff
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MTI Systems, Inc. announced its support to the FIRST Tech Challenge robotics club, “MIGHTY Mechanics” (Agawam, MA) – striving to help inspire students interest towards a manufacturing career.


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Management

Mentor, Leader, Teacher, Friend

The 2014 Quality Professional of the Year manages to do it all.
By Michelle Bangert
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Grace Duffy’s career has included excavating the desert canyons of Utah, earning a top secret security clearance to work in the White House, writing ten books and more than 250 articles, and speaking at conferences around the world.


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Guest Column

The Risks of Offshoring

Beware of pseudo cost savings.
By M.C. Pereira
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Much of offshoring occurred due to corporate failure to do the math, to consider all of the associated costs, strategic impacts and risks. The Reshoring Initiative’s free online Total Cost of Ownership Estimator™ is available to help companies do the math.


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From the Editor

Good. Fast. Cheap.

Choose two.
By Darryl Seland
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Good. Fast. Cheap. Choose two. As introduced by Long Phan in his feature this month, this well-known adage is referred to as The Designer’s Triangle.


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Speaking of Quality

Culture of Quality

How to form and foster a culture of quality at your organization.
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All organizations have a culture, what noted anthropologist E. Adamson Hoebel defined as “the integrated system of learned behavior patterns which are characteristic of the members of a society and which are not the result of biological inheritance”


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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