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Jim's Gems: The Importance of Trust

By Jim L. Smith
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If you are trustworthy, it says a lot about your character. It means you have integrity – your values and your behavior are aligned, and you stand up for what you believe in.
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Jim's Gems: You Can Change Reality

By Jim L. Smith
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To change your reality, get yourself some good, meaningful, compelling reasons or expectations, and use them to drive events forward.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Enterprise-Process Goal Setting

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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To be successful, organizations need to focus on the big picture. One measure of success is that the enterprise’s satellite-level metrics are performing at a level that is considered satisfactory.
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Jim's Gems: The Power of Accomplishment

By Jim L. Smith
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Think of all the great ideas you've had but have never followed through with. If you listed them on paper, you’d be surprised at the quality and ambition of them.
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Jim's Gems: Think Ahead

By Jim L. Smith
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Life, in each moment, is influenced by your presence and participation.
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Jim's Gems: Believe in the Possible

By Jim L. Smith
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In every disappointment, there are fertile seeds of accomplishment being sown.
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Jim's Gems: Don't Focus on What Seems Unfair

By Jim L. Smith
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Instead of focusing on what seems unfair, a far better response is to work over, under, around and through our issues.
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Jim's Gems: Don't Waste What You Have

By Jim L. Smith
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Fighting against what already is will only slow us down and distract us from doing our very best.
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Jim's Gems: Now is Your Time

By Jim L. Smith
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Now is your time to move forward with a sense of confidence. Now is your time to act.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Business System Analyses for Identifying Areas to Improve

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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The simple setting of goals does not make improvement happen.
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