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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: Consider All Possibilities

Have you heard of either or thinking also referred to as black or white thinking?
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Jim’s Gems: The Real Achievers

Many of us admire people whom we perceive as high achievers. Mostly those people are heads of state, athletes, movie stars, musicians, and the like. However, most of the highest achievers in this world are people most of us have never heard of.
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Jim’s Gems: I Think I Can

Most of us remember that wonderful children’s story about “The Little Engine That Could”. The story has several versions but the one by Watty Piper was published in the U.S. around 1930. It is a story of optimism and hard work that people of all ages can relate.

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Jim's Gems: Opportunity for Success

Every day our life begins anew. We awaken with new promise and possibilities. Some things are certainly beyond our control but the outcome can be influenced by our decisions.
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Steve Adams: Past is Prologue

For thousands of years purposeful storytelling has defined and refined mankind. Elders by campfire imparted wisdom, ritual and tradition.

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Jim’s Gems: Encourage Continuous Improvement

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

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?

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

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

Change requires learning throughout life but change also means letting go of the past to move forward.
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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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