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Jim's Gems: The Influence of an Open Mind

May 5, 2014

If you don't like the answer, you can change it; because you, and only you, have the power to change.

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Jim’s Gems: Reduce the Expectation Gap

April 28, 2014

When I was a new manager, a mentor taught me something that I’ve used successfully over the years.

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Jim’s Gems: Fear Inhibits Change

April 23, 2014

Nothing blocks change the way fear can, and when its power is greater than your power to overcome its influence, fear is devastating.

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Jim’s Gems: Feeling Overwhelmed?

April 14, 2014

Do you have so much to do that it seems overwhelming? Maybe it’s time to stop thinking about how much there is to do and start getting it done.

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Jim’s Gems: Move Forward with Confidence

April 8, 2014

You have what it takes to achieve genuine and lasting excellence.

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Jim’s Gems: Focus on Positive Thoughts

April 1, 2014

The most important step toward success is having faith that you will succeed. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. 

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Jim's Gems: Why Aren’t I Achieving My Goals?

March 25, 2014

If you are not making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, you might consider the following points.  

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Jim’s Gems: The Value of Solitude

March 19, 2014

To avoid burnout and replenish energy, set aside time for renewal. A few minutes each day spent in quiet thought can be very relaxing.

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Jim's Gems: Dealing With Rejection

March 10, 2014
Effectively dealing with rejection can be a challenge. We all face it but that doesn’t make it any easier. Most of us can handle physical pain, but when it comes to rejection or disapproval, it is more about dealing with psychological pain.
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Jim's Gems: Put Change in Context

March 3, 2014

The pace of life today seems hectic. As the saying goes, “So much to do so little time.” Maybe the only constant in life is change.

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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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