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Industry experts and editors of Quality, NDT and Vision & Sensors share their views on the latest in the market and in manufacturing—from management and leadership to process and technology—and we want feedback from engineers, designer, operators, managers and others with something valuable to say about the business of quality!

Jim's Gems: Energy Relates to Purpose

Have you ever thought about how, or if, a person’s energy level relates to purpose? Maybe not, but I bet you have occasionally been curious why some people seem to have more energy.
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Your Response Is What Matters Most

Is there anything good about tough times? Like most people, I have felt shock and dismay at recent events. The news is flooded with stories about abuse, violence, murder, unemployment, financial ruin and a myriad of other adverse subjects.
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Jim’s Gems: Overcoming Adversity

Last week I was meeting with a former colleague when she told me about a demanding issue that she found herself facing in her work workplace. After many years of successes, she found herself in the middle of an unexpected situation in which she felt trapped.
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Your True Identity

Do you ever think about just who you actually are? For many we are much different than what or how the outside world sees us.
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The Secret to Success: Accountability

We’ve written about success many times in this blog in terms of what it takes to be successful. The reason is so many people want to be truly successful and are seeking advice and direction. Certainly this likely will not be the last time we focus on this important subject.
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Follow Your Dreams

The keynote speaker at our youngest daughter’s university graduation was Jeff Hoffman, founder and CEO of Priceline. The theme of his commencement speech was to urge the graduates to chart their own course. While listening to Hoffman’s speech, I was reminded about a study that was conducted of graduating college seniors.
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Become the Architect of Your Destiny

There has been a lot written about destiny since humans have been capable of intelligent thought. Many believe that our destiny or fate is determined at birth. From the perspective of others it is possible to significantly influence what happens in our lives. How can this be so?
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Seize the Opportunities

I was reading about Dr. Maxwell Martz, the American surgeon, who wrote several articles and books on the power of our self-image. Dr. Martz’s system of ideas was the frontrunner of the popular self-help books. I began thinking about what causes some people, more than others, to take advantage of opportunities.
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Jim’s Gems: Self-Image is the Key

During the course of this blog, we’ve written about the power and influence of our self-image, how we see ourselves. Self-image is also key to our earning power.
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Jim's Gems: Possibility Thinking Starts with You

Last week’s blog focused on the difference between average and great and we thought it might be worthwhile to revisit that topic.
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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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2014 December

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