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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!

Quality Observations: Preventing the Titanic Disaster 100 Years Later

April 19, 2012
Let's examine how health and safety systems, risk management, and other quality management principles could have been applied to prevent this tragedy.
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Jim's Gems: Plan for Change and Execute It

April 16, 2012
If there is nothing we are striving for, nothing we really want to accomplish or change, life becomes stale and we become complacent. When this happens, we lose creative energy and drive, and we flatten out.
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Jim's Gems: How to be Effective at Work

April 9, 2012
Chances are you can work far more effectively than you are and move yourself into an upward trend.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Aligning Improvement Projects with Business Financials for Whole-Business Benefits

April 3, 2012
As part of the IEE system, an enterprise improvement plan (EIP) is an effective means to identify process improvement projects that positively impact the financials.
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Jim's Gems: Influence and Support Change

April 2, 2012
If you want to form a lasting relationship with someone, start by being basically happy with whom he or she is.
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Jim's Gems: What Does Success Mean to You?

March 26, 2012
Success means getting to do what you really want to do in your personal life, and in your professional life, doing it very well, and feeling satisfied about how you're doing it.
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Jim's Gems: The Key Word to Success

March 20, 2012
What did I learn after all these years of listening, observing and studying? I discovered the one thing that is most needed for success comes down to one word.
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Jims Gems: Commit to Personal Growth

March 12, 2012
Sometimes, when you are committed to personal growth and positive change, family members or close friends will do everything they can to try and get you to change back to the way you were---even when the way you were was below your expectations or desires.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Strategic Planning: Issues and Resolution

March 6, 2012
Business leaders must have a strategy to meet their objectives.
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Jim's Gems: Close Your Reality Gap

March 5, 2012
Without a vivid picture of your future reality, there is no clear understanding of your reality gap.
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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.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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