Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Inner Strength

When we feel the urge to be critical of someone else, we need to stop, think and look first within ourself.
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Jim's Gems: How Will You Respond

The key to success and fulfillment is to take whatever happens and to do something useful and valuable with it.
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Face of Quality: A Model for Success

Who doesn’t want to be a success in life?
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Jim's Gems: Control the Situation

If you do not like what you see and experience, you have the ability to change it by changing the way you are.
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Jim's Gems: The Power Within

We have the power to fill our moments and our life with the things that have real and lasting meaning.
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Jim's Gems: Frustration Creates Opportunity

Everyone feels frustrated occasionally. However, how many times do we think of this frustration as an opportunity to create something positive out of a negative situation?
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Face of Quality: Valued Employees Get Results

If you have already curtailed your employee recognition practices and rewards programs or are planning to cut them, then you need to reconsider.
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Jim's Gems: Achievers Aren't Afraid of Success

Achievers concern themselves with excellence, but they do not obsess over perfection. Achievers aim for success, not perfection.
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Jim's Gems: Surpass Expectations with the Big Picture

To consistently surpass expectations and achieve higher levels of success, we must be able to see the big picture.
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Jim's Gems: A Winning Combination

We seem to spend a lot of time thinking of failure (or the fear of failure) and success.
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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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