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Jim's Gems: Visualization Techniques

By Jim L. Smith

You already possess the secret: it’s your subconscious mind.


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Jim's Gems: Visualize the End-Result

By Jim L. Smith

Visualization can help us become better managers of our time.


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

By Jim L. Smith

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


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Jim's Gems: Problems are Teaching Opportunities

Many of us could benefit from learning a new approach to problems.


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Jim's Gems: Learning, Understanding and Sharing Knowledge

By Jim L. Smith

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

By Jim L. Smith

How do you go about solving a complex problem?


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Jim's Gems: Avoid the Perfect Storm

By Jim L. Smith

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

By Jim L. Smith

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


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Jim's Gems: Creativity

By Jim L. Smith

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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Jim's Gems: Fear is a Change Inhibitor

By Jim L. Smith

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


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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.
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