Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Be Open to Opportunity

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Have you ever attempted to hide from your mistakes or pretend they didn't happen? You probably answered “yes” because most of us, being human, have done this from time to time.
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Jim's Gems: Stop Worrying-Just Do It

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The one thing that inhibits our journey to success is worry. Sometimes worry consumes us. We need to take another approach.
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Do the Right Thing Right Now

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We need to let go of our concerns about what we could have done or should have done.
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Focus Priorities

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The priorities that really matter are the ones in which we invest our interest, our attention, and, most importantly, our action.
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Face of Quality: Mentoring Improves Organizations

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Mentoring is a leadership tool that helps develop an organization’s managerial talent.
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Never Quit

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Failures are but stepping-stones on the road to success.
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Take Action

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When we don't feel like doing what we know we must do, that's actually the best time to go ahead and do it anyway.
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Address the Root Cause

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When there's a problem in your life, make sure to uncover the root cause to get to the actual core of that problem.
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Face of Quality: A Tribute to Dr. Joseph M. Juran

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Arguably the greatest management and quality consultant of the 20th century, Dr. Juran is remembered as an evangelist for quality and quality management.
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Make A Difference

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Once you decide to have a positive outlook you gain positive momentum.
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