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Industry experts and editors of Quality, NDT and Vision & Sensors share their views on the latest in the market and in manufacturing—from management and leadership to process and technology—and we want feedback from engineers, designer, operators, managers and others with something valuable to say about the business of quality!

Little Opportunities Can Transform Us

Sometimes the little opportunities seem to work out to have the biggest effect and can help transform us. Why is that?
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Jim's Gems: Over the Mountain

All of us face challenges on a daily basis. How we approach those challenges might have a lot to do with the outcome. The following might be of some guiding influence.
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Maximizing the Interview Process

While the job search and recruitment process has been greatly aided by the internet, the final connection between employer and job applicant still comes down to the traditional job interview.
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Jim's Gems: Are You Meeting Expectations?

Expect the very best, and let those expectations supply the passion and the energy to help you achieve your expectations.
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You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

In today’s world of fancy phones, fast computers and other new gadgets and gizmos emerging practically every day, it’s easy to forget that all around us are companies and industries that have persisted for decades.
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Jim's Gems: Be Yourself

I found it hard to sleep last night. It was a tough day and I dedicated about half of it counseling different people with opportunities (problems) - some personal and some professional.
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Quality Remix: A Must-Read, Part II

You may feel the earth shake under your feet when you read The Answer to How is Yes. That’s a good sign that you’re paying attention.
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Jim's Gems: Make Self Talk Work For You

Our expectation have an influence on every action we take. In every result we obtain, our expectations play a significant role.
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Quality Remix: Six Problems I have with Six Sigma, Numbers 5 and 6

I have big problems with the Six Sigma approach, and would not recommend it to anyone. Let me tell you the final two problems I have with Six Sigma in Part IV of this blog.
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Jim's Gems: What Direction Do You Choose?

Our life will travel in some direction today as the result of our thoughts and actions. What direction will that be?

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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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