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Jim's Gems: Develop a Survivor Mentality

In contrast to the participants in the glut of reality shows, which only seem to bring out the worst in human behavior, the real survivors in life have developed personalities that allow them more options.
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Jim's Gems: The Power Within

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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