Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Over the Mountain

June 2, 2010
All of us face challenges on a daily basis. How we approach those challenges might have a lot to do with the outcome. The following might be of some guiding influence.
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Face of Quality: The Rules of Employee Engagement

June 2, 2010
Employee engagement has been a topic of much conversation and study in the corporate world for the past several years. It’s a phrase that has captured the attention of workplace workers, line management, HR managers and the executive suite.
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Ensure Effective Quality Audit Reports

June 1, 2010
When an audit concludes, the audit team presents its findings to the auditees at a clos-ing meeting. At the closing, or before the audit team departs the facility, it is typical for the auditee’s representative to receive findings in handwritten format.
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Jim's Gems: Are You Meeting Expectations?

May 24, 2010
Expect the very best, and let those expectations supply the passion and the energy to help you achieve your expectations.
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Jim's Gems: Be Yourself

May 18, 2010
I found it hard to sleep last night. It was a tough day and I dedicated about half of it counseling different people with opportunities (problems) - some personal and some professional.
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Jim's Gems: Make Self Talk Work For You

May 7, 2010
Our expectation have an influence on every action we take. In every result we obtain, our expectations play a significant role.
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Jim's Gems: What Direction Do You Choose?

May 3, 2010
Our life will travel in some direction today as the result of our thoughts and actions. What direction will that be?

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Face of Quality: Create Organizational Reliability

April 30, 2010
Understanding and commitment is required to do things right the first time.
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Jim's Gems: Make Success Happen

April 23, 2010
Real success doesn't come easy-it's achieved through hard work, commitment and dedication to doing what's necessary to get the job done.
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Jim's Gems: Powerful First Impressions

April 16, 2010
First impressions are powerful. With regard to yourself, consider what it takes to make a positive first impression...
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