Articles by Jimmy L. Smith

Jim’s Gems: Focus on Positive Thoughts

April 1, 2014

The most important step toward success is having faith that you will succeed. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. 


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Jim's Gems

Creating An Inspiring Organization

July 15, 2013
The latest Gem from the desk of Jim Smith!
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Face of Quality: Big Q vs. Little Q

September 29, 2009
Should an organization focus on continual improvement or aim for the home run? As a follower of Dr. Joseph M. Juran, I see the value and power of his philosophies. Juran displayed his concept of continuous improvement gained through hundreds of projects with his spiral of progress in quality.
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Face of Quality: Wage War on Waste

April 29, 2009
The quality profession has provided guidance that has helped businesses trim billions of dollars in waste using various improvement processes and training. More is needed, however, from quality leaders as well as business leaders.
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A Recipe for Effective Leadership

November 24, 2008
All good leaders are not cast from the same mold. This is evident when we study those who have demonstrated good leadership. We might say that each is a good leader with certain characteristics that make them so, yet when we compare those characteristics with the characteristics of other good leaders we might discover that instead of a set pattern there is a wide range of characteristics-both in nature and intensity.
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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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