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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!

Jim's Gems: Powerful First Impressions

April 16, 2010
First impressions are powerful. With regard to yourself, consider what it takes to make a positive first impression...
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VIDEO BLOG: How Much Training is Enough?

April 9, 2010
Peter suggests that customers evaluate companies based on their employee training in part five of his standards series.
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Jim's Gems: This is Your Day. What Will You Do?

April 9, 2010
What matters is that we make positive use of the current circumstance and what we have.
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NDT Round Up: Are you LinkedIn?

April 5, 2010
Do you tweet? Do you have a Facebook page? Are you LinkedIn?
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Jim's Gems: Never Stop Learning

April 2, 2010
UPDATED WEEKLY! When we begin to think we know it all and have nothing else of importance to learn, we deny our self the opportunity to learn new things.
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Jim's Gems: Think on the Positive Side

March 26, 2010
Our personality and character are shaped by those things we think about and focus on. Those who achieve success, consider themselves capable of success.
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Quality Remix: More on Quality - More on Management

March 22, 2010
My previous two columns have sparked some interesting and lengthy discussions on LinkedIn. The central themes of these columns addresses whether quality should be an independent function, and whether putting someone in charge of quality who has no experience in the field demonstrates a lack of respect for quality. These themes are closely related.
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Jim's Gems: Focus Your Energy

March 22, 2010
Professional and personal challenges come to each of us every day. Some of those challenges are things we have direct accountability for. However, there are some things we can control, and there are things we cannot control.
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Key to Quality: The Flavor of the Day Is LSS and the Theory of Constrains

March 18, 2010
I realize that LSS and the theory of constrains are good things, but the main root cause problem is overlooked.
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Perspectives in Vision: Rubber, Plastic and Ray Charles

March 16, 2010
One of my favorite entertainers of all time was the one and only Ray Charles. Although he was an inimitable vocalist, in 1945 it was his skill with the piano that started people talking.
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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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