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Jim's Gems: Accomplishing Difficult Goals, Part II

UPDATED WEEKLY! Someone asked me to put some thoughts together about how to accomplish difficult goals. This is Part II of my two-part series.
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VIDEO BLOG: A Fair Wage

Peter stresses the importance of a fair wage and good working conditions in part four of Creating a North American Value Standard.
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Perspectives in Vision: On Minnesota Fats and Machine Vision

Have you ever watched the performances of any of the truly great billiard players? It is pure artistry: the strategy, the angles, the spin.
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NDT Round-Up: Going Where the Work Is

Several years ago, when the economy was humming along and there was strong demand for qualified NDT professionals, we spent a great deal of time advising job candidates on the merits of relocating.
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Quality Remix: Six Problems I have with Six Sigma, Part III

I have big problems with the Six Sigma approach, and would not recommend it to anyone. Let me tell you the 3rd and 4th problems I have with Six Sigma in Part III of this blog.
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Jim's Gems: Accomplishing Difficult Goals, Part I

UPDATED WEEKLY! Someone asked me to put some thoughts together on accomplishing difficult goals. Hopefully, you might find something in here, which might be of some value--even if only as a thought-provoker! Look for Part II next week!
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Quality Remix: Voice of the Process Loop

To improve quality, you need to pay attention to the Voice of the Process. You need to stabilize your processes and then systematically reduce chronic variation.
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Jim's Gems: Positive Energy

UPDATED WEEKLY! As you review the previous week’s results and plan for a new week of work, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by the challenges that lie ahead. How we prepare to meet those challenges determines the difference between success and failure.
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NDT Round-Up: Hiring vs. Recruiting

The difference between hiring and recruiting is huge.
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VIDEO BLOG: North American Values

In part three of Peter's value standard series, he responds to comments on his North American Value Standard.
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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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2014 October

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