Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Change Your Beliefs

Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison came to realize that authority figures were not the determiners of their destiny. Rather, they themselves had that power.
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Jim's Gems: Personal Beliefs

We all have beliefs about who we are and what we are like. We were, however, not born with these beliefs.
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Face of Quality: Good Enough?

Quality should play a larger role in when a product is released.
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Jim's Gems: What's Your Idea of Success?

Measuring success by other people's values prevents you from recognizing many of your own significant accomplishments.
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Jim's Gems: Achievement Results from Persistent Focus

If you're not persistently following your dream, that dream is simply not big enough. You will need to work to expand on that dream until it is big enough and exciting enough to keep your focus continually aligned and unwavering.
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Jim's Gems: Take Time to Reflect

I believe our insights come when we give our minds time to think, without forcing answers at the conscious level.
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Jim's Gems: The Journey is What's Important

The effort that we expend to reach a goal or a target is critical to our growth, both professionally and personally.
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Face of Quality: Team Up to Prevent Mistakes

Mistake proofing should be the cornerstone of any QM system.




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Jim's Gems: Accept Responsibility

If you are willing to accept full responsibility, there is absolutely no limit to how far you can go.
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Jim's Gems: The Road to Positive Change is Paved with Persistence

It’s not our motivation that will produce results-it’s our actions.
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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.
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