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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!

Steve Adams: Intuitive Management, the Behavioral Approach

February 21, 2014
There are many useful methodologies available to today’s floor management; which include Lean, Six Sigma, and Kaizen.
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Jim’s Gems: Consider All Possibilities

February 18, 2014
Have you heard of either or thinking also referred to as black or white thinking?
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Jim’s Gems: The Real Achievers

February 7, 2014
Many of us admire people whom we perceive as high achievers. Mostly those people are heads of state, athletes, movie stars, musicians, and the like. However, most of the highest achievers in this world are people most of us have never heard of.
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Jim’s Gems: I Think I Can

February 3, 2014
Most of us remember that wonderful children’s story about “The Little Engine That Could”. The story has several versions but the one by Watty Piper was published in the U.S. around 1930. It is a story of optimism and hard work that people of all ages can relate.

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Jim's Gems: Opportunity for Success

January 21, 2014
Every day our life begins anew. We awaken with new promise and possibilities. Some things are certainly beyond our control but the outcome can be influenced by our decisions.
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Steve Adams: Past is Prologue

January 17, 2014

For thousands of years purposeful storytelling has defined and refined mankind. Elders by campfire imparted wisdom, ritual and tradition.

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Jim’s Gems: Encourage Continuous Improvement

January 13, 2014
Last week we were discussing organization change, total quality management, and continuous improvement with a group of managers. The jest of that discussion which focused on deployment issues might be of interest to many readers of this weekly blog.
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Jim's Gems: Goals Can Be Predictors

January 6, 2014
We’ve written about goal setting a few times in this blog which includes last week’s. However, considering it’s the start of the New Year it’s worth dedicating the year’s first blog to goal setting.
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Jim’s Gems: Falling Short of Your Goal?

December 30, 2013
If you’re like many, you have delayed setting goals for this coming year.
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Jim’s Gems: Thought Power

December 23, 2013
During this special week and the weeks leading up to this week, hopefully our thoughts have been on others but they will soon be refocused.
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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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