Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Do You Have Your Priorites in Order?

Don’t major in minors. Focus on what’s really important.

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Jim's Gems: Learning, Understanding and Sharing Knowledge

As important as it is to learn, it is more important to use and share our knowledge.

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Jim's Gems: Coping with Complex Issues

How do you go about solving a complex problem?

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Jim's Gems: Avoid the Perfect Storm

The best course to take, however, is the one where you maneuver your ship around the storm.

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Jim's Gems: Creativity Leads to Innovation

Creativity, much like success, must be accomplished through perseverance and hard work.

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Jim's Gems: Creativity

The first thing we need to do is get rid of the idea that all creative people are born that way.

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Face of Quality

Looking to the Future

Jump on the whirlwind of change

Last month I laid out “A Roadmap for the Future” which received a favorable reaction, therefore, I thought I might continue along this path on a subject that is important to every quality professional.

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Jim's Gems: Fear is a Change Inhibitor

Fear persuades us to do less than we are capable of doing.

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Jim's Gems: Overcoming Adversity

If you want to shorten the time it takes to get back on your feet, try positive visualization.

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Jim's Gems: The Power of Visualization

The very act of imagination forces you to accept that certain things are indeed possible for you.

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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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