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Jim’s Gems: Encourage Continuous Improvement

By Jim L. Smith
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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

By Jim L. Smith
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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?

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

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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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Jim's Gems: Thriving During Change

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Change requires learning throughout life but change also means letting go of the past to move forward.
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Jim's Gems: Make Good from Bad

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Have you ever asked yourself why some people never seem to be having a bad day and you’re struggling to just survive the day as you go from one bad situation to another?
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Jim's Gems: Use Values to Motivate Others

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We’ve written about motivation in several blogs and in two Quality Magazine’s web exclusives. Today, I want to discuss motivating others through values. As we discussed in our November 19, 2013 blog, knowing what your personal values are is important; however, knowing what other peoples' values are can be important also.
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Jim’s Gems: Greatest Teachers

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As we journey along the path of life, barriers, challenges and stumbling blocks are inevitable. These stumbling blocks come in all shapes and sizes.
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Jim's Gems:Personal Values and Life Goals

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What does getting what you want in life have to do with values? Let's discuss how the two are connected so we can better understand the synergy that can be gained.
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Jim's Gems: Resiliency

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Another disaster! The world is constantly coping with disasters but in the last few years, they seem to have come more frequently.
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