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Jim’s Gems: Move Forward with Confidence

By Jim L. Smith

You have what it takes to achieve genuine and lasting excellence.


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Jim’s Gems: Focus on Positive Thoughts

By Jimmy L. Smith

The most important step toward success is having faith that you will succeed. Don’t let anyone convince you otherwise. 


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Jim's Gems: Why Aren’t I Achieving My Goals?

By Jim L. Smith

If you are not making the progress you would like to make and are capable of making, you might consider the following points.  


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Jim’s Gems: The Value of Solitude

By Jim L. Smith

To avoid burnout and replenish energy, set aside time for renewal. A few minutes each day spent in quiet thought can be very relaxing.


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Jim's Gems: Dealing With Rejection

By Jim L. Smith
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Effectively dealing with rejection can be a challenge. We all face it but that doesn’t make it any easier. Most of us can handle physical pain, but when it comes to rejection or disapproval, it is more about dealing with psychological pain.
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How to Benefit from Business Process Management (BPM)

By Forrest W. Breyfogle III
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In the era where nearly everything is changing very fast, including technology, most organizations need to keep abreast of these changes, lest they become obsolete. And, it is with this same tone, that organizations are looking for ways to run their daily business operations efficiently. Business process management (BPM) techniques address this need.
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Jim's Gems: Put Change in Context

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The pace of life today seems hectic. As the saying goes, “So much to do so little time.” Maybe the only constant in life is change.


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Jim's Gems: Practice Four-to-One

By Jim L. Smith
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In the mid 1970’s Fran Tarkenton, former NFL All-Pro quarterback, motivational speaker, and author of several self-help books, and Aubrey Daniels at Behavioral Systems Inc. did some work on this issue.
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Steve Adams: Intuitive Management, the Behavioral Approach

By Steve Adams
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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

By Jim L. Smith
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Have you heard of either or thinking also referred to as black or white thinking?
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