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Jim's Gems: The Power Within

By Jim L. Smith
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What does the sugar pill have in common with our personal or professional potential? A lot, from my perspective.
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Jim's Gems: Self Talk Affects Your Image

By Jim L. Smith
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There is no better way to ensure an ample supply of pain in your life than the destructive habit of self talk. This internal commentary can profoundly affect your self-esteem.
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Jim's Gems: Change Your Comfort Zone

By Jim L. Smith
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What have you gotten used to over time that you never really meant to happen?
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IMTS 2012: More Than Sheer Numbers

By Genevieve Diesing
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In addition to an attendee and exhibitor list that knocks most rival manufacturing shows off the charts, this bi-annual industry event tackles manufacturing’s most and pressing concerns and inspiring trends.
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Jim's Gems: Discipline and Commitment Cures Procrastination

By Jim L. Smith
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What gets done is what gets done now.
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Jim's Gems: Paradigms For Personal Growth

By Jim L. Smith
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The shape of your life is determined by the size and shape of the container in which you hold it.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Project Selection from a List of Business-Aligned Improvement Opportunities

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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All projects in an EIP should be in alignment with the business goals and could be undertaken; however, organizations often not have the bandwidth to undertake all projects at once. When this occurs, organizations need a system where they can prioritize EIP created projects.
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Jim's Gems: Look, Listen, Learn

By Jim L. Smith
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You already know what it's like to be you from the inside. Think for a moment how it would be to encounter you from the outside.
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Jim's Gems: Perfectionism vs. High-Achievement

By Jim L. Smith
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Perfectionists will try to tell you that their relentless standards drive them to levels of productivity and excellence that they could not otherwise attain. But often just the opposite is true.
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Quality Observations: Preventing the Titanic Disaster 100 Years Later

By Ashley Osgood
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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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