Articles by Jim L. Smith

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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Address the Root Cause

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

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

Once you decide to have a positive outlook you gain positive momentum.
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Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone

The higher we aim, the higher we will go.
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Don't Allow Assumptions to Hinder Success

Be careful not to use assumptions as excuses to avoid action.
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Let Positive Thinking Be Our Guide

There is so much we have to express, to experience and to contribute to the fabric of life.
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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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