Articles by Jim L. Smith

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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Jim's Gems: This is Your Day. What Will You Do?

April 9, 2010
What matters is that we make positive use of the current circumstance and what we have.
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Jim's Gems: Never Stop Learning

April 2, 2010
UPDATED WEEKLY! When we begin to think we know it all and have nothing else of importance to learn, we deny our self the opportunity to learn new things.
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Face of Quality: What's Your Preference?

March 30, 2010
Organizations must create a “quality mindset” with the help of employees.
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Jim's Gems: Think on the Positive Side

March 26, 2010
Our personality and character are shaped by those things we think about and focus on. Those who achieve success, consider themselves capable of success.
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Jim's Gems: Focus Your Energy

March 22, 2010
Professional and personal challenges come to each of us every day. Some of those challenges are things we have direct accountability for. However, there are some things we can control, and there are things we cannot control.
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Jim's Gems: Understanding Creativity

March 15, 2010
In every life, in every situation, there are opportunities to be creative.
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