Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Commitment

Commitment means little without some kind of affirmative action and to have those actions count for something.
Read More

Jim's Gems: Escape the Crab Bucket Mentality

My early mentor told me that “you must ignore the crabs if you want to be a success.”

Read More

Quality Profession Must Continue Evolving


Over the past few years I’ve written several articles concerning the transformation of the quality profession.

Read More

Jim's Gems: What’s Your Passion?

What are you passionate about? Do you dare to express that passion in everything you do? If not, why don't you?

Read More

Jim's Gems: Persistence Power

Success is not always easy, but it comes to those who are persistent.

Read More

Jim's Gems: Get Back In Control

Your feelings are a direct result of the thoughts you think.

Read More

Jim's Gems: Resilience Leads to Success

Sometimes the edge we need for success is in our mind; as we think, so shall be!

Read More

Jim's Gems: Visualization Techniques

You already possess the secret: it’s your subconscious mind.

Read More

Jim's Gems: Visualize the End-Result

Visualization can help us become better managers of our time.

Read More

Jim's Gems: Do You Have Your Priorites in Order?

Don’t major in minors. Focus on what’s really important.

Read More




Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
More Podcasts

Quality Magazine


2014 October

Check out the October 2014 edition of Quality Magazine for features!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Skills Gap

What is the key to solving the so-called skills gap in the quality industry?
View Results Poll Archive

Clear Seas Research

qcast_ClearSeas_logo.gifWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications,Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


facebook_40.png twitter_40px.png  youtube_40px.pnglinkedin_40px.png