Jim L. Smith

Jim L. Smith has more than 45 years of industry experience in operations, engineering, research and development and quality management. You can reach Jim at faceofquality@qualitymag.com.


Jim's Gems: Learning, Understanding and Sharing Knowledge

July 28, 2014

As important as it is to learn, it is more important to use and share our knowledge.

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Jim's Gems: Coping with Complex Issues

July 21, 2014

How do you go about solving a complex problem?

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Jim's Gems: Avoid the Perfect Storm

July 15, 2014

The best course to take, however, is the one where you maneuver your ship around the storm.

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Jim's Gems: Creativity Leads to Innovation

July 7, 2014

Creativity, much like success, must be accomplished through perseverance and hard work.

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Jim's Gems: Creativity

July 1, 2014

The first thing we need to do is get rid of the idea that all creative people are born that way.

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Face of Quality

Looking to the Future

Jump on the whirlwind of change
July 1, 2014

Last month I laid out “A Roadmap for the Future” which received a favorable reaction, therefore, I thought I might continue along this path on a subject that is important to every quality professional.

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Jim's Gems: Fear is a Change Inhibitor

June 24, 2014

Fear persuades us to do less than we are capable of doing.

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Jim's Gems: Overcoming Adversity

June 17, 2014

If you want to shorten the time it takes to get back on your feet, try positive visualization.

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Jim's Gems: The Power of Visualization

June 10, 2014

The very act of imagination forces you to accept that certain things are indeed possible for you.

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Jim's Gems: One Step at a Time

June 3, 2014

When mountain climbers feel like they can’t go any further, they concentrate on the next three feet.

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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.
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