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A new strategic management tool: the Embedded Sustainability Index®

Posted: December 9, 2018 at 10:30 am   /   Leadership

G U E S T  A R T I C L E s I substantiated in my book Sustainable Leadership[1], just like  human beings, organizations have Basic Needs that they need to address if they want to legitimately survive. One very specific is the following: “the need that their activity generates value for their stakeholders […]

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Techniques and Tools to Explore the Cost of Quality

Posted: December 1, 2018 at 10:55 pm   /   Events, Professional Development

Professional Development Event Professional Development Events are Open to all Public. No membership required. Topic: Techniques and Tools to Explore the Cost of Quality Event Details: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST In-person and On-line Networking and Snack: 6:30pm to 7:00pm Presentation: 7:00pm to 8:30 pm Venue: To be announced. On-line […]

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Where Has our Capacity Gone? Excessive Processing

Posted: December 1, 2018 at 10:50 pm   /   Blog, Performance

G U E S T  A R T I C L E t is frustrating when you ask for something and it takes weeks to appear. There is a good chance that your processes are too complex, have too many steps and require more effort than they should to get the job done. It’s known […]

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Communication Vs Clutter: how to prepare for success

Posted: December 1, 2018 at 10:46 pm   /   Blog, Productivity

G U E S T  A R T I C L E ommunication is a buzzword in the world of consulting and coaching. However, it is the subject of a lot of confusion and too often it is a misused concept and a misplaced term. I have discussed many times in public occasions the difference […]

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Software Development Test Specialist

Posted: December 1, 2018 at 9:50 pm   /   Recent Jobs

Title: Software Development Test Specialist – FULL TIME Brief Description The Software Development Test Specialist will be responsible for qualifying products while they are still in development, before they go to Quality Assurance. This role will require understanding of how to evaluate deliverables against marketing and derived requirements, testing both application and embedded system related software/firmware […]

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Seven Competencies for Leading Quality Improvement

Posted: November 25, 2018 at 3:17 pm   /   Blog, Leadership

G U E S T  A R T I C L E mproving the quality of health care involves many factors. Probably the most commonly discussed enabler of quality is data and the associated issues about quantity, type, accuracy, etc. The role of standards and guidelines are also often referenced. And let’s not forget patient […]

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Five Tips on Writing for the Web

Posted: November 16, 2018 at 7:14 pm   /   Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E he web is a unique and rapidly evolving medium that presents writers with particular challenges. To meet overarching communications goals, writers must apply the techniques best suited to the medium. While I enjoy my fair share of playful, artful and thoughtful online content, […]

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An integrated management system? Why not?

Posted: November 15, 2018 at 8:43 pm   /   ISO 9001:2015

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Here’s a VENN diagram we created to get you started down your integration path. You’ll may find this ‘Why Integrate?’ article by Peter Elias Alouche helpful, too: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/case-integrated-management-systems-peter-elias-alouche. Here’s the VENN diagram – click on it to enlarge it: Here’s the link to […]

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You’ll be right 6% of the time…

Posted: November 7, 2018 at 10:26 pm   /   Blog, Performance

G U E S T  A R T I C L E     …if you choose ‘Operator error’ as the cause of your latest non-conformance. When Ishikawa introduced the world to his ‘Fishbone’ for doing root cause analysis, his research showed that employees in organizations make errors, of course, but only about 6% of […]

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Management & Employee involvement program – Part II

Posted: November 7, 2018 at 1:11 am   /   Blast from the Past, Blog

G U E S T  A R T I C L E Blast from the Past By Micheal Hart Capital Quality News FEB 2003 Issue 6 Contributed by : Candice Carter The Employee involvement program An employee involvement program is a methodology used to harness that significant employee energy and brainpower and make it part […]

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