Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Think on the Positive Side

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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

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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

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In every life, in every situation, there are opportunities to be creative.
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Jim's Gems: Control Your Thoughts and Succeed

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By accepting what you can't do, you can free up much time and energy that can be devoted to what you can do. By accepting the things you can't change, you give yourself power and effectiveness over the areas where you can make a difference.
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Jim's Gems: Accomplishing Difficult Goals, Part II

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UPDATED WEEKLY! Someone asked me to put some thoughts together about how to accomplish difficult goals. This is Part II of my two-part series.
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Face of Quality: Link Strategic Planning to Quality Improvement

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To maximize profits, it is necessary to align business objectives and priorities with quality improvement processes
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Jim's Gems: Accomplishing Difficult Goals, Part I

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UPDATED WEEKLY! Someone asked me to put some thoughts together on accomplishing difficult goals. Hopefully, you might find something in here, which might be of some value--even if only as a thought-provoker! Look for Part II next week!
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Jim's Gems: Positive Energy

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UPDATED WEEKLY! As you review the previous week’s results and plan for a new week of work, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges that lie ahead. How we prepare to meet those challenges determines the difference between success and failure.
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Face of Quality: Motive Counts

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The most successful men and women in all walks of life achieved their greatness out of a desire to solve a problem, to fulfill a need or to express something that had to be expressed.
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Jim's Gems: Self-Image Works

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UPDATED WEEKLY! Others will often try to tell us who they think we are, but we certainly don't need to pay any attention to them. Instead, decide to see yourself as the person you would most truly like to be.
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