Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Opportunities Abound

There are more valuable opportunities available today than there have ever been before. And they grow more numerous with each passing moment.
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Jim's Gems: Rise to the Challenge

If everything was free and required no effort, nothing would have any value. If there were no challenges in life, there would be no place in which to create achievement and a feeling of accomplishment.
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Face of Quality: Quality Professionals Must Understand Management

Maybe the real problem lies within the quality profession.
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Jim's Gems: Be Open to Opportunity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 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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