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Jim's Gems: Be Open to Challenges

By Jim L. Smith
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We should be eager to take on difficult tasks. They are the ones that enable us to create great value.
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Jim's Gems: Don't Settle for Less

By Jim L. Smith
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Being inspired for a lifetime is what actually achieves good and wonderful results.
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Jim's Gems: Turn Problems into Opportunities

By Jim L. Smith
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Whether or not something is a problem depends on the way we respond.
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Jim's Gems: The Power of Thought

By Jim L. Smith
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We need to choose thoughts that give energy to our most cherished values and most treasured goals.
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Shifting the Paradigm: 30,000-Foot-Level Metrics Provide Predictive Scorecards

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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An IEE value chain describes at a high-level what the organization does and the measurement of each function relative to a quality, cost, and time assessment.
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Jim's Gems: Progressive Improvement is the Key

By Jim L. Smith
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Progressive improvement will outperform postponed perfection. Every time.
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Jim's Gems: Perseverance

By Jim L. Smith
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We need to be mindful that history has continually demonstrated that times of great difficulty and challenge are also times of great opportunity.
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Jim's Gems: Clarity

By Jim L. Smith
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When we concentrate our attention on specific issues, whether they be goals, problems or people, we bring all our energies to them and shut out the irrelevant noise.
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Jim's Gems: What Will You Choose Today?

By Jim L. Smith
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Every day presents new and exciting opportunities. Today is no different.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Enhancing Process Capability Reporting

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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The following presents an alternative to Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk process capability indices.
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