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Jim's Gems: Change Your Life

Life is constantly changing, and in those changes come opportunity.
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Treat Annoyances as Opportunities

When you let the little problems get you down, then you give the big problems the power to overwhelm you.
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Quality Remix: What is the Purpose of Data?

I ran into a statement the other day that really got my attention: “The value of data and statistics is not in the numbers or the charts, but in the conversations we hold around them.”
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Jim's Gems: Be Amazed

Don't stop when you've done just enough. With a little extra effort, you can achieve so much more.
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Opportunities Surround Us

Choose to take the actions that will turn the best opportunities into real and lasting achievements.
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Quality Remix: More on Quality - The End of Lean?

Lean was pushed much harder by aerospace management than the earlier programs were. In some companies, lean achieved the status of a cult religion. Individuals who embraced the program, or just wanted to please management, got on the “lean bandwagon.”
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Jim's Gems: Inner Strength

When we feel the urge to be critical of someone else, we need to stop, think and look first within ourself.
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Jim's Gems: How Will You Respond

The key to success and fulfillment is to take whatever happens and to do something useful and valuable with it.
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Jim's Gems: Who is Ultimately Responsible?

Taking responsibility can empower you to grow in ways that will bring you rewards and accomplishments in your personal and professional lives.
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Jim's Gems: Control the Situation

If you do not like what you see and experience, you have the ability to change it by changing the way you are.
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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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