Articles by Jim L. Smith

Face of Quality: Counter Resistance to Change

September 7, 2012

Successful change agents consider the big picture.


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Jim's Gems: Think Success

September 4, 2012
You act like you know yourself to be, which is what all of us do. You create what is called a self-fulfilling prophecy.
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Jim's Gems: What Do You Have to Offer?

August 27, 2012
Many people are, by their very nature, quite thoroughly self-centered. That represents quite an incredible opportunity.
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Jim's Gems: The Power of Your Beliefs

August 20, 2012
Beliefs are neither right nor wrong. They are either empowering or limiting.
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Jim's Gems: Change Your Beliefs

August 13, 2012
Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison came to realize that authority figures were not the determiners of their destiny. Rather, they themselves had that power.
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Jim's Gems: Personal Beliefs

August 6, 2012
We all have beliefs about who we are and what we are like. We were, however, not born with these beliefs.
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Face of Quality: Good Enough?

July 31, 2012
Quality should play a larger role in when a product is released.
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Jim's Gems: What's Your Idea of Success?

July 30, 2012
Measuring success by other people's values prevents you from recognizing many of your own significant accomplishments.
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Jim's Gems: Achievement Results from Persistent Focus

July 23, 2012
If you're not persistently following your dream, that dream is simply not big enough. You will need to work to expand on that dream until it is big enough and exciting enough to keep your focus continually aligned and unwavering.
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Jim's Gems: Take Time to Reflect

July 16, 2012
I believe our insights come when we give our minds time to think, without forcing answers at the conscious level.
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