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Example That Highlights Challenges With Acceptable Quality Level (AQL) Testing

April 14, 2011
A previous blog, AQL (Acceptable Quality Level) sampling can be deceptive, described issues with AQL testing. This blog will elaborate more on this point using an example.
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Do the Right Thing Right Now

April 12, 2011
We need to let go of our concerns about what we could have done or should have done.
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Focus Priorities

April 4, 2011
The priorities that really matter are the ones in which we invest our interest, our attention, and, most importantly, our action.
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Shifting the Paradigm: Acceptable Quality Level Sampling Can Be Deceptive

April 1, 2011
In business, there are many pink elephant-in-the-room issues, which are not typically discussed. These unchallenged practices or policies often lead to behaviors that result in very unhealthy unintended consequences.
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Never Quit

March 30, 2011
Failures are but stepping-stones on the road to success.
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Take Action

March 15, 2011
When we don't feel like doing what we know we must do, that's actually the best time to go ahead and do it anyway.
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Address the Root Cause

March 8, 2011
When there's a problem in your life, make sure to uncover the root cause to get to the actual core of that problem.
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Make A Difference

February 28, 2011
Once you decide to have a positive outlook you gain positive momentum.
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Reach Beyond Your Comfort Zone

February 23, 2011
The higher we aim, the higher we will go.
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Don't Allow Assumptions to Hinder Success

February 14, 2011
Be careful not to use assumptions as excuses to avoid action.
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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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