Articles by Jim L. Smith

Jim’s Gems: Maintain Control

It doesn’t matter how diligently you set goals, visualize results, and think positively, your life is going to occasionally feel as if it's gone a little crazy.  


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Jim’s Gems: Motivation in the Face of Adversity, Part Two

 Being realistic means to see things as they are without filtering them or trying to make believe that everything is OK when in fact it is not.  


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Jim’s Gems: Achieve Goals Through Cooperation

Goals typically are dependent on change of some type, and successful change seldom happens in a vacuum.


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Face of Quality

Quality Professionals Should Lead the Way

Now is the time to step up, learn new skills, and take a leadership role.
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Jim’s Gems: Prepare to Succeed

The power of preparation is the belief that each moment in your life is your opportunity to prepare yourself for reaching higher and higher levels of fulfillment.


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Look in the mirror to confront the person holding you back.

Jim’s Gems: Challenge Your Fears

Look in the mirror to confront the person holding you back.
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Jim’s Gems: Belief and Success Relationship

If we believe there is no way around or through a problem, we tend to close our minds to possible solutions.
In recent weeks we’ve discussed our belief system. A friend asked if there was a relationship of belief and success. The brief answer is, absolutely, there is a directly relationship.
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Face of Quality: Counter Resistance to Change

Successful change agents consider the big picture.


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Jim's Gems: Think Success

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?

Many people are, by their very nature, quite thoroughly self-centered. That represents quite an incredible opportunity.
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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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