Articles by Jim L. Smith

Face of Quality: What's Wrong with Strategic Planning?

The problem may be too much planning and not enough execution.
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Jim's Gems: Progressive Improvement is the Key

Progressive improvement will outperform postponed perfection. Every time.
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Jim's Gems: Perseverance

We need to be mindful that history has continually demonstrated that times of great difficulty and challenge are also times of great opportunity.
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Jim's Gems: Clarity

When we concentrate our attention on specific issues, whether they be goals, problems or people, we bring all our energies to them and shut out the irrelevant noise.
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Jim's Gems: What Will You Choose Today?

Every day presents new and exciting opportunities. Today is no different.
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Face of Quality: Continuous Improvement Is a Team Effort

Continuous improvement is about commitment, rigor and discipline.
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Management: The Lasting Legacy of the Modern Quality Giants

As Quality Magazine celebrates its 50th anniversary, we take a look at some of the quality gurus who have made a significant impact on the world through their contributions to improving not only businesses, but all organizations.


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Jim's Gems: What's Your Vision?

A clear vision is all you need.
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Jim's Gems: Success May Lie Elsewhere

Be careful not to attach your sense of fulfillment too tightly to specific outcomes and circumstances. For there are far more possibilities than you may have yet imagined.
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Jim's Gems: Don't Get Comfortable

We are at our best when we are moving toward a meaningful, positive and ambitious goal. As each goal is reached, we need to use the position we've attained to stretch even higher.
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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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