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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:Visualization Power

From time to time we are asked, especially in job interviews, about our skill set. I’ll bet that most of us never think about the ability to focus attention as a skill?
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Jim's Gems: The Law of Attraction

This seems like a weird title for this blog but read on for a connection to our main themes of self-awareness, motivation, and success. Have you ever thought about what makes a company great?
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Jim's Gems: Who Is Your Wizard?

The movie classic “The Wizard of Oz" celebrates the 75th anniversary of its release and is now available on DVD.
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Jim's Gems:Jump Start Your Day

How do you start your morning? Let’s discuss how this can have a significant effect on how the rest of your day goes?
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Jim's Gems:Follow Your Dreams

Have you ever really looked around and noticed all the incredible ideas that surround you? I did this the other day and found myself absolutely awestruck by the realization that everything in sight was once just a picture in somebody's imagination.
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Jim's Gems:Models and Mentors

Who do you listen to for personal or professional advice? Who do you allow to guide your growth and development? These people we rely on serve as mentors and models of performance.
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Jim's Gems: Look for Self-Improvement

Most of us are quick to perceive imperfections and faults in others; however, most of us can be blind to our own shortcomings.
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Jim's Gems: Energy Relates to Purpose

Have you ever thought about how, or if, a person’s energy level relates to purpose? Maybe not, but I bet you have occasionally been curious why some people seem to have more energy.
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Jim's Gems: Restrictive Zones Cause Stress

Because we are human it is not uncommon for us to feel irritated by things that other people do. However, for some of us, it happens regularly and has become a fixation.
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Jim's Gems:Power of Our Belief System

Have you ever wished you could predict your future? Within reason, it is certainly possible to do so with much more accuracy and reliability than reading tea leaves or going to a palm reader.
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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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