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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!

Jim's Gems: The Power of Self-Esteem

March 6, 2013

Some people have the mistaken idea that people with high self-esteem think that they are perfect. But the truth is that people with high self-esteem are always looking for ways they can improve.


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Jim's Gems: Take Responsibility

February 26, 2013

If we take responsibility for our lives--our reality--then, as Tony Robbins said, we are in power. If we avoid it, then we have lost that power.


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Jim’s Gems: Motivating Others

February 18, 2013

The secret to motivating others is to find out what matters to them and build it into your idea.  


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Shifting the Paradigm: Making a Successful Team that has Team Member Feedback

February 11, 2013

 

This blog is a third in a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement.


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Jim's Gems: Expectations

Our expectations are so powerful they can actually make things come true, or our perception of what is true.
February 11, 2013

Expectations don't magically change reality. Expectations, however, do something even more powerful--they change the way we deal with reality.


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Jim's Gems: Self-Talk Influences Outcomes

February 6, 2013

Self-talk has the power to build up or erode your self-image and determine what kind of relationships you have with other people.


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Jim's Gems: Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

If we never dare to fail, our successes will have a low ceiling, and low reward.
January 28, 2013

If we never dare to fail, our successes will have a low ceiling, and low reward.


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Jim's Gems: Commit to Success

People who are committed to success are willing to do whatever it takes, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.
January 22, 2013

People who are committed to success are willing to do whatever it takes, as long as it doesn't harm anyone else.


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Jim's Gems: Positive Direction

January 14, 2013

Every moment is a choice. And every moment you can choose to orient your life in a positive direction.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project: Team Orming Model

January 9, 2013

 Previous blogs described a business management system and how projects can be selected that benefits the enterprise as a whole. This blog is a second in a series which steps through various aspects of the Lean Six Sigma Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) roadmap for process improvement. 


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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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