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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!

Five Most Important Quality Metrics

Managers can use metrics to keep their team focused on the most productive use of their time.

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Jim's Gems: One Step at a Time

When mountain climbers feel like they can’t go any further, they concentrate on the next three feet.

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Enter the Change Agent, Part I: Prepare the Ground

The "change agent" is vital to a company's survival.

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Jim's Gems: Dealing With Rejection - Part 2

The reality of life is that rejection will form a part of it.

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Jim's Gems: Expand Your Comfort Zone

When you expand your comfort zone, you also raise your self-esteem.

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Jim's Gems: Focus on the Right Things

When we focus on gratitude, we bring many more things into our life for which we can be thankful.

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Jim's Gems: The Influence of an Open Mind

If you don't like the answer, you can change it; because you, and only you, have the power to change.

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Five Things a Quality Engineer Should Know

Quality Engineers can be a more valuable asset to their organizations when they expand a silo scoping of their work efforts to orchestrate the big picture and its associated processes. 

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Jim’s Gems: Reduce the Expectation Gap

When I was a new manager, a mentor taught me something that I’ve used successfully over the years.

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Jim’s Gems: Fear Inhibits Change

Nothing blocks change the way fear can, and when its power is greater than your power to overcome its influence, fear is devastating.

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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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