Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim's Gems: Expectations

Our expectations are so powerful they can actually make things come true, or our perception of what is true.
February 11, 2013

Expectations don't magically change reality. Expectations, however, do something even more powerful--they change the way we deal with reality.


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Jim's Gems: Self-Talk Influences Outcomes

February 6, 2013

Self-talk has the power to build up or erode your self-image and determine what kind of relationships you have with other people.


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The Journey to Better Quality

Quality has to be embraced by everyone across the enterprise.
February 1, 2013

Quality giants Joseph M. Juran, W. Edwards Deming and Armand Feigenbaum ushered in the era of total quality management (TQM) 60 years ago.


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Jim's Gems: Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

If we never dare to fail, our successes will have a low ceiling, and low reward.
January 28, 2013

If we never dare to fail, our successes will have a low ceiling, and low reward.


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Jim's Gems: Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

If we never dare to fail, our successes will have a low ceiling, and low reward.
January 28, 2013

If we never dare to fail, our successes will have a low ceiling, and low reward.


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Jim's Gems: Commit to Success

People who are committed to success are willing to do whatever it takes, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.
January 22, 2013

People who are committed to success are willing to do whatever it takes, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.


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Jim's Gems: Positive Direction

January 14, 2013

Every moment is a choice. And every moment you can choose to orient your life in a positive direction.


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Jim’s Gems: Look Forward to the Future - Part II

January 7, 2013

When we set a goal and therefore create that gap we wrote about last week, energy and creativity are unleashed in our minds. 


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Jim’s Gems: Look Forward to the Future

January 3, 2013

 As humans , we move toward the strongest picture and our natural tendency is to maintain our current picture of who we are.  We change that perspective, but in order to do so, we need to make that future picture (or goal) stronger and more attractive than staying in our comfort zone or the present.  


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Face of Quality

Effective Goal Setting

Goals serve as road maps to personal and professional success.
January 3, 2013

Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your future, motivating yourself, and turning your vision of the future into reality.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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